I’m Tia Weston, and I’m a second year Music student at Bangor University. There, I’m studying a range of modules including music composition and theory, and my main interest is performance. I was born in Barry, South Wales, and lived there all my life until I chose to move to North Wales for my undergraduate degree. I am a fluent Welsh speaker and studying at Bangor University gave me the opportunity to pursue my passion for music and study in Welsh. At home, I’ve grown up in brass bands, starting when I was 6 years old, in the Vale of Glamorgan Brass Band, and since then I’ve played with bands such as Tylorstown and more recently Deiniolen. My main instrument is the Flugelhorn, but I also play the Trumpet, the Cornet, and the Tenor Corn, and I have also won many awards for playing the Flugelhorn.
While attending Bangor University, I have been actively involved in several music societies, including the Music Society Orchestra, Brass Band (BUBB), Concert Band and the Jazz Band. In these societies, I have key positions on the committee such as Welsh Language Representative (in each), Librarian (BUBB) and Treasurer (Jazz Band), which makes me a valuable member of every society.
I’m also part of the Bangor University Symphony Orchestra, where I’ve performed symphonies such as Bizet Overture: Carmen. While participating in the Symphony Orchestra, I have played a key role in managing the Covid element in concerts, and ensuring rehearsals with ease in following Covid’s guidelines.
During my time with Ensemble Cymru, I look forward to learning the skills needed for future employment such as front of house work, fundraising and promotion.
Ensemble Cymru’s Bangor 100 employability program is made possible through the support of the Gaynor Cemlyn Jones Trust and Ensemble Cymru supporters.