Triangle Youth Brass Bands

Saturday, December 15, 7:30 pm
Apex Friendship High School Auditorium

Highlighting music from the United Kingdom, the Triangle Youth Brass Bands present their 2018-2019 season opening concert, Strictly British. The program includes popular music from the Beatles, Queen, and the James Bond soundtrack, as well as original brass band works including Henry the Fifth by Ralph Vaughn Williams. Our featured soloist is Triangle Brass Band soprano cornet, Mitch Townley, performing Philip Sparke’s Flowerdale.

This Performance is Presented by


Triangle Youth Academy Brass Band
Second Suite in F – Gustav Holst, arr. Sydney Herbert
I. March
Blue Thunder – Dan Price
The Snowman – Howard Blake, arr. Philip Sparke
I want to Hold Your Hand – John Lennon & Paul McCartney, arr. Klaas Van der Woude

Triangle Youth Brass Band
Fantasy on British Sea Songs – Gordon Langford
The Turtle Dove – Traditional, arr. Etienne Crausaz
James Bond Collection – arr. Goff Richards
Sosban Foch – Gareth Wood

Triangle Youth “J. Perry Watson” Brass Band
Knight Templar – George Allan
Flowerdale – Philip Sparke
Mitchel Townley, Eb Soprano Cornet
Henry the Fifth – Ralph Vaughan Williams
Bohemian Rhapsody – Freddie Mercury, arr. Darrol Barry
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves – Michael Kamen, arr. Derek Broadbent


Mitch Townley, Eb Soprano Cornet

Mitchell Townley serves as the E-flat Soprano Cornet player for the Triangle Brass Band. He earned his Bachelor’s of Instrumental Music Education from Appalachian State University in 2016. While at Appalachian State, he competed in the National Trumpet Competition Semi-Finals in 2015 and 2016, as well as performing as a soloist with the Appalachian Wind Ensemble. Mitchell is the Band director at North Johnston High School in Kenly, NC. In 2017, he was named “Beginning Teacher of the Year” for North Johnston High School. When not at North Johnston, Mitchell maintains a private Trumpet studio and works as a freelance trumpet player. He resides with his partner Kallie, and their dog, Percy, in Garner, NC.


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