Melingriffith Community Brass is the latest addition to the highly successful City of Cardiff Brass Band organisation. The band first met in September 2013 and provides the missing link for those players who want to concentrate on concert performances rather than play in competitions.  We specialise in performances in the community and support local charity events.


Working outside the constraints of competition means that we have a more relaxed approach to our music-making, but still strive to provide quality, highly entertaining concerts for our audiences. There’s also no real limit to the number of players we can accommodate, and we already have around 30 enthusiastic members, of all ages and ability, who attend our rehearsals on a regular basis.


We are very fortunate to be conducted by Jake Pritchard, a talented young tuba player, who has embraced the spirit of Community Brass. He ensures that our rehearsals are not only an opportunity to improve and make great music, but a chance to socialise and, above all, have fun.


Maybe you played years ago and would like to start playing again, or perhaps you just want to make music in a friendly informal environment. Whatever the reason, all brass players and percussionists are welcome to join Community Brass. We rehearse every Tuesday evening at 7 pm.


For more details, please contact Roger Hampton via or call 07779 169225.

As we work on a rotating part basis, members are listed below.

Musical Director

Jake Pritchard


Band Manager

Roger Hampton



Andrew Carr
Ben Clarke
Chris Dorrington
Shirley Hockaday
Kevin John
Gordon Robinson
Paul Sapwell
Richard O’Shea
Emma Smith
Joanne Tinsley
Sion Watkins
Steve Martin



Carolyn Burt
Chris Callaghan
Katy Daykin
Sioned Meri Edge
John Roberts
Louisa Fleetwood


Baritones and Euphoniums

Steve Butcher
Dave Howard
Helen Phillips
Norman Windmill



Geoff Atkins
Jo Floyd
Martin Rosser
Frances Wilson
Carl Barrett



Harry Duncan-Jones
Claire Foster
Roger Hampton
Terry Lax
Oliver-Gwyn Williams



Dennis Gardner
Rhodri Wyatt