The RAF and Irish Guards played their part in helping Tredegar to National success
Tredegar Band has thanked the RAF and the British Army for helping them in their final preparations for the National Finals at the Royal Albert Hall on the weekend.
With the prospect of having to seek expensive rehearsal facilities on Friday evening and then on Saturday morning before the contest in the heart of Kensington, the band used its extensive contacts list to be welcomed by Barry Stringer and Andrew Keegan of the Central Band of the RAF at RAF Northolt on Friday night (above) and Bandmaster Andrew Porter of the Irish Guards on Saturday at the famous Wellington Barracks.
It was so helpful and made our preparations much more relaxed than in previous years. It’s great to have these contacts and to extend a musical partnership that we hope to build on further - Band Manager Matt Shaw
“We are really grateful to both Barry and Andrew who put themselves out to welcome us,” Band Manager Matt Shaw said.
“It was so helpful and made our preparations much more relaxed than in previous years. It’s great to have these contacts and to extend a musical partnership that we hope to build on further.
We know Barry was busy in his recruitment role at the Albert Hall on Saturday, but it was a pleasure to welcome Andrew and his wife Carol to our box to enjoy the contest.”