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2019 Solo & Quartet contest

On Sunday 2nd June 2019 the Association is holding its Annual Solo and Quartet Contest at Blackfriar’s Hall, Norwich.

There will be junior and senior slow melodies, air varies and quartets. 

Contact: Christine Wade 01449 672600, 07790241299 or email administration@eabba.org.uk for further information.

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Brass For Youth Project 2019

Free Tickets to hear 2018 National Champions

The East Anglian Brass Band Association is delighted to announce its Brass For Youth Project 2019.

Association Secretary, Christine Wade, said “On 2nd June we are welcoming the 2018 National Champions, Fodens Band to St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich to present our 81st Gala Concert commencing at 6.30pm. Thanks to support from the Norwich Freemen’s Charity, the Geoffrey Watling Charity and donations in memory of our late Secretary/Life Vice President Dianne Hastings we are able to offer up to 250 young brass musicians aged 16 or under from Norfolk and Suffolk a free ticket to the concert. Dianne Hastings who worked tirelessly for the Association was Secretary for over 42 years and Life Vice President for 3 years”.

Anyone wishing to apply for free tickets should email administration@eabba.org

Free tickets will be allocated in the order that a completed form is received by the Association.

Tickets are on sale to the general public priced at £13.00 and £15.00 if purchased before 31st March and £15.00 and £17.00 respectively if purchased after that date. To purchase tickets email administration@eabba.org or telephone 01449 672600 or 07790241299.

 

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Dianne Hastings

It is with much sadness that the East Anglian Brass Band Association reports the passing of Dianne Hastings on Thursday 8th November. At her time of death Dianne was Life Vice–President of the East Anglian Brass Band Association. Dianne had been Secretary of the Association for over 42 years until her retirement in 2015 following a stroke. Dianne and her late husband Brian worked tirelessly for brass bands and their members in East Anglia. In recognition of their work in 2002 Dianne and Brian were honoured to be invited to the Royal Garden Party at Sandringham as part of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations.

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Report on 2018 Brass Training Day

On Sunday 14th October the East Anglian Brass Band Association held its Annual Brass Training Day at the Hewett Academy, Norwich. Delegates from age 10 upwards had enrolled for the course. The tutors were from the World Number One Brass Band – Cory Band. This year saw a change to the format of the course in that there were two bands. The Andante Band was for less experienced players. The Allegro Band was for more experienced players. Altogether there were 80 delegates attending.

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2018 Brass Training Day

2018 Brass Training Day

The Association's 2018 Brass Training Day is taking place on Sunday 14th October at the Hewett Academy, Cecil Road, Norwich, NR1 2PL. The tutors for the day will come from this year's Open Champions and currently ranked number one brass band in the world, the Cory Band. This year there is an exciting change to the format of the day. There will be two bands Allegro and Andante.

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Results of 2018 Solo & Quartet Contest

Results from contest held on Sunday 13th May at Blackfriar's Hall, Norwich

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80th Gala Concert 13th May 2018

World Number One Band Brass Band Comes To Norwich

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Review of 2017 Gala concert

On Sunday 7th May 2017 England’s number 1 brass band, the Brighouse & Rastrick Band, made a welcome return visit to St Andrew’s Hall at Norwich to perform the East Anglian Brass Band Association’s 79th Annual Gala Concert. This concert was performed in memory of Donald Palmer, a long standing Trustee of the Association who had given over 40 years service.

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Appointment as Life Vice President - Recognising over 42 years of service by the Association Secretary Dianne Hastings

Just over one year ago the Association’s Secretary Dianne Hastings suffered a severe stroke. Recognising Dianne’s commitment and dedication, at their latest meeting the Executive Committee appointed Dianne Life Vice President of the Association and will be making a presentation and playing carols to her at her nursing home on Saturday 10th December.

If you would like to play email the Association Chairman on administration@eabba.org.uk.

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2016 Annual General Meeting

The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the East Anglian Brass Band Association takes place on Saturday 12th November in Room A16, The Hewett Academy, Cecil Road, Norwich, NR1 2PL commencing at 9.45am.

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Annual Brass Training Day 2016

On Sunday 16th October the East Anglian Brass Band Association held its Annual Brass Training Day at the Hewett Academy, Norwich. Sixty delegates from age 8 upwards had enrolled for the course.

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Remembering Donald Palmer

Yesterday on the 4 August we said our final goodbyes to Donald Palmer.

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Sad passing of Donald Palmer

It is with much sadness that the East Anglian Brass Band Association announces that Donald Palmer passed away on Tuesday 12th July.

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Results of Solo & Quartet Contest Sunday 8th May

Here are the results of the solo and quartet concert held on Sunday 8 May 16.

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Report on 2016 Gala Concert by Grimethorpe Colliery Band

On Sunday 8th May 2016 the Grimethorpe Colliery Band made a welcome return visit to St Andrew’s Hall at Norwich to perform the East Anglian Brass Band Association’s 78th Annual Gala Concert.

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Congratulations

The Association would like to congratulate the Cawston Band (Second Section) and Castleton Brass (Fourth Section) for winning their respective sections at the London & Southern Regional Contest of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain held at Stevenage on the 19th and 20th March. Both bands have received an invitation to compete in the National Finals at Cheltenham in September.

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