Who we are
Gwent Charity Brass are a group of musicians whose aim is to support charity fundraising while enjoying making music in good company.
Gwent Charity Brass is an eclectic collection of individuals brought together under the baton of Lana Tingay. They are bound together by a love of music and entertaining and helping others. They have a strong feeling of community and this is emphasised by the family and friendship links of the group.
They are members of Abergavenny Borough Senior and Youth Bands and with the exception of two player have all played with Gwent Charity Brass for a number of years.
Lana who plays Solo Horn when not conducting is joined by daughter, Elizabeth on Tenor Horn. Lana also conducts and tutors the Youth Band and is ably assisted by Andrew Richards, Euphonium, Abergavenny's Fundraising Manager and Richard Shorey another committee member who plays Cornet.
Abergavenny is further represented by Terry Prosser, Eb Tuba, Chairman and Jon Mudd, Cornet and Abergavenny's Flugel player and PR Manager while Gwent Charity Brass's Flugel player David Bateman, is Abergavenny's Soprano Cornet. Another of our versatile musicians, Joy Dando, has recently moved from Cornet to Tenor Horn.
Our Cornet line-up is completed by three talented young ladies, Lowri Powell, Ffion Johnson and Rachel Morgan. Lowri was part of last year's group but for the other two it's their first but undoubtedly not their last year with the band.
And finally the percussion, Jacqui Forest-Jones, a veteran of Gwent Charity Brass and her assistant, Fiona Evans, who made her debut last year with a variety of instruments, bell and triangle included.