Principal Euphonium – Martyn Patterson
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Euphonium – Mark Wilkes
Mark started playing baritone at the age of 8 under the guidance of Colin Radford. He joined Markham Band at the age of 9 where he moved on to Euphonium. He remained on Euphonium for many years playing for Ystrad Mynach Brass Band and also dabbled in conducting when he led their youth band. By the end of his tenure with Ystrad Mynach, Mark had taught himself the basics of playing the Trombone and took up a Trombone position with Oakdale Silver Band. After several years Mark joined Lewis Merthyr Band on Solo Trombone where he had his first experience of higher section banding. Following a spell at Rogerstone Mark joined Llwydcoed on E flat bass (but he tries not to talk about it too much!). Within 12 months he managed to go from Bass, to Bass Trombone, 2nd Trombone, Solo Trombone and finally Euphonium Along the way Mark has helped out many bands which oddly enough all seem to start with the letter T…Tredegar, Tongwynlais, Tylorstown, The BTM, The Mid Rhondda band, The Parc and Dare band and many more.