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Glyn Williams

Glyn Williams was born in Aberystwyth, Wales where he was introduced to music by his Uncle and enjoyed playing euphonium with Towyn Silver Royal Oakley and Menai Bridge, all local bands.

Glyn was appointed as solo euphonium with the Foden’s Band in 1995 contributing to many contest victories including the Swiss Open, All England Masters, French Open, Brass in Concert, North West Area Finals more than 10 times, the titles of National & British Open Brass Band Champions of Great Britain, English National Champions and All England International Masters Champions. 2012 was the pinnacle of this contesting success when Foden’s won both the Open and National Championships.

Glyn's Adams Gear

Glyn's custom configuration

Bell material: Red Brass 0.60
Bell diameter: Ø 305 mm (12") with soldered ring
Body material: Brass 0.80
Finish: Silver plated
Trigger: Included

The Cory Band

After 20 consecutive years service at Foden’s Band, Glyn took the heart wrenching decision to move to South Wales and to join the Cory Band in the Summer of 2015, beginning a whole new chapter in his brass banding career. Since then Glyn has been pivotal in helping Cory to make history in an unprecedented Grand Slam year of 2016, when the Band won the European, British Open, National and Brass in Concert titles. Glyn has been awarded many best instrumentalist awards along the way, the most recent having been at the 2017 European Brass Band Championships in Ostend, Belgium. In 2019 Glyn was a part of the Cory Band as they again achieved the Grand Slam…..and added the BrassPass UK Band of the Year title to their accolades.

Adams' commitment to innovation and dedication to producing world-class instruments perfectly complements my artistic aspirations

Musical Director & Tutor

He is also highly regarded as a Musical Director having held the position of Professional Conductor at the Marsden Silver Prize Band from 2004 to 2015 with great contest success. More recently he has been working with the Aldbourne Band, directing them to be South West of England Regional Champions in 2022 and in preparation for contest appearances at both the British Open Championships and the National Brass Band Championships since 2019. He is very much looking forward to leading Aldbourne Band to their first appearance at the prestigious Brass in Concert Championship in the Autumn of 2023.

Glyn is keen to pass on his knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for brass playing,  and is proud to be a regular tutor at the National Youth Band of Wales (of which he is alumni) and the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain. He has also enjoyed working with the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland and the National Youth Brass Band of Switzerland in recent years.

Glyn is an Adams Euphonium endorsee.