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Abergavenny Town Council

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What Brass Players Want

From the quiet practice spaces of those beginning to learn to play a brass instrument to the large concert halls across the World, you’ll find everything from the Little F and G March to a full blown Mahler Symphony. Every brass player has something to offer and a way of expressing their own musical voice. With a keen eye and an understanding of the needs of the developing trumpet, horn, trombone or tuba player this site will search out those important issues to help combat issues before they become a problem.

Click here for the What Brass Players Want Web site

  

Making Music

Supporting and championing voluntary and amateur music for 75 years!

We are the largest umbrella arts organisation in the UK, supporting over 3,000 voluntary and amateur music groups, including choirs, orchestras, music promoters, samba bands, festivals, handbell ringers, barbershop groups, brass bands, folk groups and many others.

Visit the website at www.makingmusic.org.uk/

Abergavenny Borough Theatre

The Borough Theatre is the top venue in Abergavenny for Residents & Visitors in South East Wales.
Visit the website at www.boroughtheatreabergavenny.co.uk

Gwent Music Support

Gwent Music Support Service is a local authority music service, organised by Newport City Council in collaboration with Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire and Torfaen local education authorities. It provides instrumental music tuition to over 9,000 students across 200 schools in South East Wales.
Visit the website at http://www.gwentmusic.net/gmss/

Charity Commission

The Charity Commission for England and Wales is established by law as the regulator and registrar of charities in England and Wales.
Visit the website at www.charity-commission.gov.uk/

About Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

Situated in the South Eastern corner of Wales, Great Britain, only 20 miles from the English border, lies the market town of Abergavenny. The town lies in the valley of the River Usk and is surrounded on three sides by hills which form the southern end of the Black Mountains.

The town is steeped in history, with evidence showing that the Romans occupied a timber fort from 50 - 150 AD. The fort, then known as Gobannium, which translates as the place of the ironsmiths, was halfway along the route between the Roman fortresses at Caerleon and Brecon.

As with many towns in Monmouthshire, the first main settlement came with the building of a Norman castle. The town grew up around the castle and survived several attacks from local Welsh tribes, including Owain Glyndwr, and the Black Death.

The town grew in prosperity, mainly thanks to its market and the tanning and weaving industries that grew up from the sixteenth century. The opening of the Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal in 1812, and the industrialisation of the neighbouring South Wales Valleys ensured both the market's and the town's prosperity grew. By the mid-19th century, Abergavenny had become a thriving railway town.

During the Second World War, Rudolf Hess, Hitler's ill-fated deputy was imprisoned in the town's asylum after his landing in Scotland in 1941.

Abergavenny is twinned with the towns of Beaupreau in France, Oestringen in Germany and Sarno in Italy.

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