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The BTM Band is delighted to be celebrating its upcoming 50th Anniversary Celebrations this coming Saturday (1 October).

Formed in 1972, BTM is one of the most famous names in Welsh banding, and has had considerable contest and concert success over the years. To celebrate its 50th Anniversary, the band will be having a special day on Saturday 1 October to signify this milestone.

There will be an afternoon Gala Concert at Bedwas Workmen's Hall & Institute / Neuadd a Sefydliad y Gweithwyr Bedwas - the venue of the band’s first ever rehearsal in 1972, and where the band continues to hold its annual Christmas Concert. The concert will feature the current band performing significant works from BTM’s history, and our guest soloist will be none other than The Cory Band’s Principal Cornet Tom Hutchinson.

We will also be welcoming past players & conductors to perform during the Concert, and BTM Band: Next Generation (our youth band) will welcome audience members as they arrive. Everyone’s welcome, so come along and support us! Tickets are priced at £5.00 and are available on / on the doors.

Following the concert, the Bedwas Workmens’ Hall will host the 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner. The Gala Dinner will be an opportunity for everyone associated with the band over the years to enjoy this wonderful occasion, so our invitation to the Dinner has been extended to all past players, conductors, Friends and supporters of the band. This event will include welcome drinks, a hot buffet, speeches/presentations, a multimedia presentation on the band’s history, as well a bar & DJ/dance floor.

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