Relaxing before the big event – Urdd Eisteddfod Finals 2017

During a band rehersals we stopped for a juice break and got out to enjoy the sun. Here are two of our members relaxing before they set off for a big challenge of competing in the finals of the Urdd Eisteddfod, held this year in Mid-Glamorgan. This is  the largest national youth competition in the world.

This year due to birthday dates the girls were not competing against each other in the same catergory as Elizabeth had to take the step up to the next age group, resulting in her competing against 19 year olds. They can compete against each other again next year!

Taya, (Ysgol Dinas Bran) who plays Bb cornet, competed in the yr 7-9 (11-14 year old) competition and was very fortunate to be selected to play  on stage / took 3rd place overall.

Elizabeth, (Ysgol Morgan Llwyd) who plays Bb euphonium in the yr 10/15 olds – under 19 yr olds competition. On this event Elizabeth did not get selected to play on stage however she was very pleased with her own performance on the day and has great respect for the rest of the competitors  and the standards were at the usual high standard, which she expected.