Mold Town Concert Band Yr Wyddgrug
Making music fun

© Mold Town Concert Band

About Us

The band was originally formed as the Argoed Concert Band in 1997. Adopted by Mold Town Council in 1999 we became the Mold Town Band, changing our name in 2002 to Mold Town Concert Band (in order to avoid being confused with a brass or silver band!)  


The band continues to thrive, having seen a recent expansion in membership, &  currently consists of  over 40  friendly & enthusiastic musicians who play a variety of  woodwind/brass instruments. We are open to all ages from school students through to retired members - currently ranging from approx 13 to 80 plus!


There is no entry audition but the recommended level of proficiency, in order to enjoy participation is a minimum equivalent to  approx. Grade 3 - 4 of ABRSM Examinations. Although keen to attract student members we do realise that they are also often committed to  school and county ensembles, and therefore  wish to attract older players who, having learnt instruments as youngsters, may perhaps not have played for some time but still have the potential to make a valued contribution to a Concert Band!  A number of  members have rediscovered the joy of music making through playing with us, so if you think you may be interested then do come along and try, who knows - once bitten by the bug…?


A constantly evolving repertoire ranges from serene to swing - including concert marches, contemporary, popular, classical, film/ musical medleys, jazz and big band arrangements... and more! Whilst occasionally tackling more challenging pieces, the emphasis is on performing a wide range of music as a well as possible, whilst having fun. There's something for most - possibly all - tastes!


The band is a registered charity and receives support from the Mold Town Council in return for 'official duties' such as  the Remembrance Sunday Parade, playing at the switching on of Christmas illuminations and at Mold Carnival. Performances encompass a variety of venues, both open-air and indoors, in the immediate locality and beyond  in the Chester, Liverpool and North Wales areas,  2011  saw us at  Erddig (National Trust), Mold Food Fair, Llandudno Bandstand,  & St Asaph Cathedral ... and   2012  saw return visits to the Palm House in Liverpool, the Apple Festival at Erdigg,  and  the Heswall Arts Festival  - on average  playing  some 10  - 12 engagements per year.


The band is also grateful for the support it receives from Ty Cerdd (formally the Welsh Amateur Music Federation). Members pay a small monthly subscription - currently £5.00, from which students and children are exempt.


Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings in Mold Town Hall, Earl Road (opposite the Post Office) between 7.15 pm and 9.15 pm (except during August and Bank Holidays).


Rehearsals are always enjoyable, under the expert guidance of our musical director Geoff Coward, so if you are considering joining a band for the first time, or feel like getting back to playing, you could not make a better choice than Mold Town Concert Band!


We have been delighted to welcome a number of new members over recent months so if you want to join see our contacts page and/or come along to a rehearsal and have a go!

The Mayor of Mold, Councillor Joyce Jones, presents the Band with the Mayor's Cup for 2007 in recognition of the Band's service to the community

Contact Us

The Band take part in the regular Remembrance Day parade through Mold every year

Players of all ages and varying ability are welcome to join in the fun!