Band Cymru 2018 – An opportunity to win £10,000
Following the success of the 2014 and 2016 competitions S4C is delighted to announce Band Cymru 2018 – an exciting and thrilling competition for brass, wind and jazz bands. All bands will be required to perform an entertaining programme to the highest standard of presentation. This will be a unique opportunity for television audiences to enjoy the very best in Welsh bands.
The competition is organised by Rondo and the semi-final sessions and the final will be broadcast on S4C.
Each band should have a minimum number of 12 wind/brass instruments and a maximum of 5 members who do not play wind/ brass instruments e.g. percussion, piano, drums. A maximum number of 35 members in any band is allowed throughout this competition.
Following a series of auditions across Wales, 12 bands will be invited to appear at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre during the weekend of February 17th – 18th 2018.
The 12 selected bands will receive a prize of £500 each.
The 12 bands will be split into 4 sessions for 4 television programmes and there will be a winner at the end of each television programme.
Winning the session does not guarantee a place in the final.
A panel of judges will choose 4 bands to proceed to the final at the Great Hall, Swansea University on Sunday April 22nd 2018. The four selected bands will receive a further £500.
The winner of Band Cymru 2018 will receive a further prize of £7,000.
The winning band from Band Cymru 2016 will not be allowed entry in 2018.
Closing date for entries: 06.10.17
For further details, please contact:
Band Cymru 2018
Rondo, 9th Floor, South Gate House, Cardiff CF10 1EW
Tel: 029 2022 3456
(Standard rate call charges apply, costs could be higher using a mobile phone)