President : The Rt. Hon. Lord Jones PC
Seindorf Frenhinol Tref Bwcle
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Keith first 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 back playing for both Beaumaris, on Flugel Horn, and Point of Ayr, on 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 twenty-
Keith is very much looking forward to conducting The Royal Buckley Town Band and will work hard carrying on the good work of Brett Baker.
Mr Keith Gorton Jones