EBBA Announces 2019 Competitors
The European Brass Band Association (EBBA) has announced the line-up of bands that will compete at the 42nd European Brass Band Championship in Montreux later this year.
Tickets are already sold out for the blue-riband Championship Section event, where 13 bands will compete for the European Trophy. There are five competitors in the Challege Section, which this year includes a debut appearance from the Spanish Malaga Brass Band. The European Youth Brass Band Championships has attracted nine participating bands, for the event which concludes the festival on Sunday 28th April.
Commenting on the forthcoming contest, EBBA President, Ulf Rosenberg stated, "It's great to see the brass band movement in Europe still developing, with bands making their debuts in the Championship Section and with the participation of a band from Spain in the Challenge Section. We are looking forward to all the performances, set tests and own-choice pieces, at the 42nd EBBC in Montreux."
3BA Concert Band (Luc Vertommen) — Germany
Brass Band Burgermusik Luzern (Michael Bach) — Switzerland
Brass Band Oberosterreich (Ian Porthouse) — Austria
Brass Band Willebroek (Frans Violet) — Belgium
Brighouse & Rastrick (Prof. David King) — England
Concord Brass Band (Jesper Juul Windahl) — Denmark
Cory Band (Philip Harper) — Wales
Eikanger-Bjorsvik Musikklag (Ingar H. Bergby) — Norway
Gota Brass Band (Michael Thomson) — Sweden
Italian Brass Band (Filippo Cangiamila) — Italy
Paris Brass Band (Florent Didier) — France
Provinciale Brass Band Groningen (Richard Visser) — The Netherlands
Valaisia Brass Band (Arsene Duc) — Switzerland
1st Old Boys Band (Stephan Cairns) — Northern Ireland
Annan Town Band (Paul Drury) — Scotland
Brass Band Regensburg (Dave Lee) — Germany
Brass LT (Russell Gray) — Lithuania
Malaga Brass Band (Victor Eloy Lopez Cerezo) — Spain
European Youth Brass Band Championship:
Brass Band Aukstyn (Piet Visser) — Lithuania
Elland Silver Youth Band (Samantha Harrison) — England
Smoras Skolemusik (Magnus Brandseth) — Norway
Wardle Academy Youth Band (Lee Rigg) — England
BML Talents (Patrick Ottiger) — Switzerland
Catch Basin Brass Band (Andreas Lackner) — Austria
Jugend Brass Band Blechklang (Patricio Cosentino) — Germany
Lions Youth Brass Band (Nigel Birch) — England
Youth Brass 2000 (Chris Jeans) — England
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