Rydal Penrhos Community Wind Band launched
February 7, 2022

Rydal Penrhos is launching a Community Wind Band next month, which is available to the school and members of the wider community.

Rydal Penrhos is proud of its community involvement. Whether it’s charity work, assisting key workers during COVID-19 or our pupils’ involvement in clubs and organisations, the school has played a vital role throughout the Colwyn Bay region for more than a century and this remains a core part of our ethos.

The school is thrilled to announce the launch of the Rydal Penrhos Community Wind Band, which will formally begin on Wednesday 2 March from 7-8.30pm in the Senior Music Room on Combermere Road, Colwyn Bay.

Sessions will take place every Wednesday thereafter and the Rydal Penrhos Community Wind Band is open to current pupils, alumni, parents, staff and local musicians.

There is no charge for the group sessions, which will be led by musician, ex-Rydal Penrhos parent and current school Governor, Clive Wolfendale.

Mr Wolfendale, said: “The repertoire for wind band is vast and highly flexible, encompassing bespoke, classical and popular arrangements. Consequently, it will be possible to accommodate players of a ‘Grade 3’ standard (or equivalent) alongside more experienced musicians.

“Whilst a balanced ensemble will be ultimately desirable, we can adapt to what we have in the short term. Music will be available for treble, tenor and bass clef readers. 

“Within the emerging freedoms from lockdown restrictions, there is an appetite to re-engage with music-making amongst regular practitioners and those who have not picked up an instrument for some time.”

Anyone wishing to register their interest in the Rydal Penrhos Community Wind Band, or for more information, please email prep@rydalpenrhos.com.

Rydal Penrhos Community Wind Band Instrumentation


  • Flute / Piccolo
  • Oboe
  • Cor Anglais
  • Bassoon
  • Eb Clarinet
  • Bb Clarinet
  • Eb Alto Clarinet
  • Bb Bass Clarinet
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone


  • Cornet / Trumpet
  • French Horn
  • Tenor Horn
  • Euphonium / Baritone
  • Trombone (& Bass Trombone)
  • Tuba (Bb & Eb)


  • Kit
  • Timpani
  • Tuned (Glockenspiel, Xylophone etc)
  • Auxiliary


Anyone wishing to enquire about Rydal Penrhos School can do so by calling 01492 530155, email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or register your interest online here: https://rydalpenrhos.com/admissions/apply-now.

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