15 Nov 2015

Brilliant Brass - The Childs Family

From Brilliant Brass, 10:00 am on 15 November 2015
David Childs

David Childs Photo: David Childs

Before the pyrotechnics of Bob, Nick and Dave on the euphonium, John Childs laid the foundations for the family’s legacy in banding. John Childs was already a driving figure in Welsh banding, growing up in Tredegar before moving away to play in the Cresswall Colliery Band. He moved his young family back to Tredegar to take over the reins at the town band, where a history of success in banding began in the 1970's and continues to this day.