Llanrug school’s new music block hits the right notes

Councillor Dewi Owen, Gwynedd Council’s Chairman with Mr Dafydd Roberts, Ysgol Brynrefail’s Chair of Governors.

Ysgol Brynrefail, Llanrug has received a significant investment this year with the opening of a new music block – Melodŷ YB.

The new block worth half a million – financed by Gwynedd Council – includes two purposeful class rooms, two rooms for group work or conducting music instrument lessons, a practice room for a choir or orchestra, recording space and an office.


Melodŷ YB was officially opened by Councillor Dewi Owen, Gwynedd Council’s Chairman and Mr Dafydd Roberts, Ysgol Brynrefail’s Chair of Govenors on Thursday, 19 March 2015.


Councillor Dewi Owen, Gwynedd Council Chairman said: “I was very glad to partake in the official opening of Melodŷ YB at Ysgol Brynrefail as my year as Gwynedd Council Chairman draws to an end. Indeed, this new building creates a state of the art provision for the twenty first century and I’m certain it will enable Ysgol Brynrefail’s pupils to hewn and develop their musical talents further.


“It’s also great to note that the building work was completed on time and within budget by Council contractors – which is a feat in itself these days!”


Ysgol Brynrefail Governors Chairman, Mr Dafydd Roberts added: “We are extremely grateful to the Council for their support and investment in the school. Over the years, Ysgol Brynrefail has been very proud of all the pupils who have manifested themselves in the music world, either as individual artists or in groups.


“Melodŷ YB will be an extremely valuable asset to the school which will certainly assist the dedicated teachers to nurture and develop the musical talents of the area’s young people.”


Melodŷ YB will ensure that pupils receive their education in a state of the art environment.

Over the past 12 months, Gwynedd Council has invested over £5 million on work to upgrade its school buildings in communities across the county as part of the Council’s commitment to provide the best possible resources and opportunities for the county’s school pupils.