President : The Rt. Hon. Lord Jones PC
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Royal Buckley Town Band
Stephen Griffiths (Principal) Darren Booth Andrew Rixon Julian Ablett
Keith Sharp (Soprano) John Wynne (Repiano) Emily Birkett Catherine Lindup
Karen Fox Chris Duckett Ken Turner
Caroline Prince Rebecca Barrow (Flugel)
Paul Basham (Solo) Christina Griffiths (1st) Debra Basham (2nd)
Mathew Stenson (Solo) Carolyn Letman
Dawn Williams (Solo) Christine Smith
Thomas Crabtree (Solo) Janet Barraclough (1st) Carl Davies (bass)
John Grant (Principal) Richard Turner
Matthew Birkett Andrew Letman
Suzanne Hughes Johnny Osbourne Jonathan Rowland
Our Musical Director: Mr Keith Gorton Jones
Keith started to play cornet at the age of six. His father Stan Jones was his first
teacher, he then took lessons at school with Frank Boylin. His first band was Colwyn
Borough Band and he regularly played with other local bands. His musical journey
spans more than forty-
Keith joined the Army as a musician in 1979, serving in the UK, Germany, Hong Kong and Cyprus.
On leaving the RAMC Staff Band he took up the position of Assistant Principle at
Point of Ayr Colliery Band – an association that lasted some twenty-
In 1997 he took the baton at Conwy Town Band. They were in the fifth section and after ten years had risen to second section making it to the National Finals twice, winning the Rhyl Festival of Brass (twice), Pontins and the North Wales Rally as well as recording a CD.
After a period returning to playing for Beaumaris (Flugel Horn), and Point of Ayr (Principle Cornet), Keith took the position of Musical Director at Rhyl Silver Band who were then in section four. A similar pattern emerged, winning the Area Championship three times, qualifying for the National Finals three times and various successes in North Wales Contests. Keith recently conducted Llanrug for a short time taking them to the National Finals.
Keith has been a peripatetic brass teacher in Conwy County for nearly twenty-