Player profiles...


This 'tongue in cheek' page gives you the chance to find out a little more about some of our players. Not everything is factually accurate, but please enjoy our 'light-hearted' glimpse at some of the band.


Instrument: Euphonium
Favourite Test Piece: Force of Destiny (Verdi)
Best Brass Banding moment: Holding the principal Euphonium of seat of the National Youth Brass Band of Wales.
Interesting fact: Jamie has a music degree and is also a successful freelance Musical Director.
Jamie is also a brass tutor, feel free to contact him by clicking on the following link: JamesJonesBrassTuition

Instrument: Cornet
Favourite Test Piece: Dark side of the Moon (Paul Lovett-Cooper)
Best Brass Banding moment: Playing for NYBBW
Interesting fact: Studying to be a midwife

Instrument: Cornet
Favourite Test Piece: Paganini Variations (Phillip Wilby)
Best Brass Banding moment: Various
Interesting fact: Won the Con Buckley Award for services to youth banding.
Ed boi

Instrument: Bass, Bass Guitar, Voice and everything else
Favourite Test Piece: Moutain Views (Bertrand Moren)
Best Brass Banding moment: Ed's most scary moment was having to move from bass to percussion a week before a contest.
Interesting fact: When not laying down amazing tunes on his endless instruments. Ed is actually the STIG!
Instrument: Baritone
Favourite Test Piece: Partita (Edward Gregson)
Best Brass Banding moment: Playing in the ensemble as Rach (2nd Euph) got proposed to. 
Interesting fact: Matt is a pretty handy pool player and often frequents the British Legion in Usk where he practices with the band's principal euph player Jamie.
Instrument: Euphonium
Favourite Test Piece: Peniel (Eric Ball)
Best Brass Banding moment: Being proposed to by her wonderful husband in the middle of an Usk Christmas Concert.
Interesting fact: Rach has got around quite a lot... Over the years she has played every instrument in a brass band, apart from Bass. 
Instrument: Cornet
Favourite Test Piece: Four Little Maids
Best Brass Banding moment: Winning the National Finals
Interesting fact: Callum is also the front man and lead singer of a group called 'The Valves'.