The closing date for the East Anglian Brass Band Association Solo & Ensemble contest is fast approaching. Entries and videos must be submitted by Friday 16th April. Entry forms are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Aged 13 and under Slow Melody
- Aged 14-17 Slow Melody
- Open Slow Melody
- Novice 18 and over Slow Melody (for adults who have returned to banding in the last two years after at least a five-year break or have learnt to play a brass instrument in the last three years)
- Open Air Varie
- Ensemble (2-10 different players)
Lockdown/social distancing rules must be complied with.
The adjudicator is Mr David Stowell.
Prizes include vouchers from Pennine Music and Trevada Music.
Results will be announced over the weekend of 15th/16th May. All performances will be on the EABBA YouTube Channel over the weekend of 15th/16th May.
Read more … Closing date for EABBA Virtual Solo & Ensemble contest is fast approaching
This year is the Association’s 90th Anniversary year but unfortunately plans to mark this milestone has been interrupted by the effects of the pandemic. The Gala concert to be given by the world’s number one ranked brass band Cory Band scheduled for Sunday 16th May has been postponed to Sunday 29th August at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich with a start time of 3.00pm (Covid-19 restrictions permitting). Ticket details will be published in due course.
Read more … Change of date for Cory concert to Sunday 29th August 2021
As you know brassbands, amateur choirs and windbands are unable to meet and rehearse or perform concerts under the current government guidelines. Making Music have a video on their website about the current position entitled Bring Back My Choir Bring Back My Band. The website address of Making Music is: https://www.makingmusic.org.uk/
Read more … Brassbands during the pandemic
On Sunday 20th 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. This year the tutors were from the Foden’s Band. The change in the format of the course which started in 2018 with an Andante Band for less experienced players and an Allegro Band for more experienced players was continued. Altogether there were over 70 delegates enrolled to participate in the two bands.
Read more … Report on 2019 Brass Training Day
On Sunday 2nd June 2019 the 2018 National Champions, the Foden’s Band, made a return visit to St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich to perform the East Anglian Brass Band Association’s 81st Annual Gala Concert.
The Association launched its ‘Brass For Youth Project 2019’ to give young people who are learning to play a brass instrument the opportunity to be able to listen to a live performance by one of the world’s best brass bands. With support from the Norwich Freemen’s Charity and the Geoffrey Whatling Charity together with donations in memory of Dianne Hastings the Association was able to offer free tickets to young brass musicians in Norfolk and Suffolk. Young brass people from approximately twenty schools, bands and music centres attended the concert. For many this was the first time they had attended such a concert and what a fantastic concert it was.
Read more … EABBA 81st Annual Spring Gala Concert
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.
Read more … Dianne Hastings
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.
Read more … Report on 2018 Brass Training Day
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.
Read more … Review of 2017 Gala concert
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.
Read more … Annual Brass Training Day 2016
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.
Read more … Congratulations