The Building with Brass came through an Arts Council Wales initiative that matched funding from voluntary organisations with that of private business. Band Chairman Alan Fox approached the Monmouthshire Building Society with a proposal for an easy listening CD that would also carry the name of the Society and could be used for their promotional purposes.
The result was 'Building with Brass'- the title linked to the company's own sales logo at the time. It
was conducted by professional Musical Director Russell Gray and featured the live
recording of the final two movements of Tredegar’s performance of Elgar’s ‘Enigma
Variations’, which saw them come runner-up at the 2003 National Championships
of Great Britain.