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Cory wins inaugural Band Cymru competition

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The Cory Band has scooped the top prize of £10,000 and the title of S4C Band Cymru Champion 2014 after the final programme of the series was...

2013 National Champions

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On Saturday, October 12th at the Royal Albert Hall in London, we were crowned National Champions following our performance of Edward Gregson's...

Welsh Champions 2014!

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We clinched our 30th Welsh Regional title at Venue Cymru, Llandudno, last weekend. Drawn two in a field of seven Championship section bands, M....

European Champions 2013

Following one of the most keenly fought and closest contests in recent history, we have been crowned European Champions for 2013. Leading our...


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Why choose us?

Local product, International Reputation

Based near Treorchy in South Wales, the Cory Band has very strong roots within the local community. Our reputation for excellence has spread throughout the world through our contest successes, numerous recordings, brilliant concerts and ground-breaking community outreach education programmes. We haven't been the number one ranked band in the world for the past six years for nothing!.

World Class Leadership

Our MD, Philip Harper is a successful composer, aranger, academic and educator. He is uniquely placed to prepare our band to the diverse demands of the contest platform, concert stage and recording studio and has developed a reputaion for innovative concert programmes.

World Class Soloists

Our soloists are simply the best in the business! With reputations forged not only in the furnace of competition at the very highest level, they each have a string of concert and recording successes behind them.