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BTM Band: Next Generation

One of the most successful youth brass bands in Wales, BTM Band: Next Generation provides high-quality musical tutorship in a relaxed and social atmosphere. 

Few hobbies are quite as rewarding as playing an instrument, but the steep learning curve and cost can  prove prohibitive for many.

BTM Band: Next Generation provides a cost effective learning environment, tutoring under award-winning musicians, with free loan-instruments.


BTM Band: Next Generation is the youth section of the BTM Brass Band, one of the most successful brass bands in the country. "BTM" stands for Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen: three villages nestled together in an old South Wales mining community. BTM Band: Next Generation band has been in existence for many years - and several of its members have progressed into the BTM Band, representing the Band at the highest level both at home and abroad.

The current Next Generation is benefiting from state-of-the-art facilities in BTM's newly-refurbished bandroom on Newport Road, Bedwas, thanks to grants from the Welsh Assembly Government in 2010.

The Next Generation plays a wide variety of music (some even especially written for it), and the Band perform throughout the Caerphilly Borough and further afield on a regular basis. Have a look at our 
Events page for details of forthcoming performances.

For more information why not 
contact us.



BTM Learners

For new beginners of all ages

Thursday – 18:00 - 19:30

BTM: Next Generation

For players Grade 4 standard and above of all ages

Tuesday – 18:00 - 20:00


Lloyd Barnaby – Musical Director

Lloyd has been a member of BTM for several years, having started playing with BTM Next Generation when he was a small boy. Lloyd currently plays baritone for the BTM senior band but also played euphonium with the band for several years, performing at the highest level throughout the country.  For the first time in 2016, Lloyd was invited to play with the National Youth Brass Band of Wales and again in 2017.

Lloyd began teaching BTM Learners in 2017 and took over "Next Generation" for a while when Mark Hutcherson retired from teaching. Due to work commitments, Lloyd then took a break from teaching and Jeff Hutcherson took over this role. However, we are very pleased that Lloyd is now able again to take up the reins with BTM Band: Next Generation.


Lloyd Barnaby with the BTM Band: Next Generation, celebrating a Gold Award at the 2019 SEWBBA Autumn Festival (Youth Section)

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