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Only a few days before the World's Number One brass band performs in Norwich

To order your tickets for the Cory Band concert telephone 07934169721. Cory Band has been ranked the Number One brass band in the world for the last thirteen years. The concert will include the world premiere of The Triple Crown which has been commissioned for this concert. Tickets are priced at £15.00 and £17.00. For more information email administration@eabba.org.uk.

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Free tickets to the Cory concert

EABBA is able to offer young brass musicians in Norfolk a wonderful opportunity thanks to the Norwich Freemen's Charity. Young people who are 18 and under and play a brass instrument or percussion and play in a brass band can have a free ticket to listen to the brass band ranked number one in the world for the last 13 years. 

Cory Band will be performing at St Andrew's Hall, Norwich on Sunday 29th August at 3.00pm. 

These free tickets must be ordered in advance of the concert.

For full details and to order tickets email administration@eabba.org.uk or telephone 01449 672600 or 07934169721.

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Cory Concert 29th August, St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich, 3.00pm Tickets now on Sale

Tickets are now on sale for the EABBA 90th Anniversary concert by Cory Band at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich on Sunday 29th August 2021 at 3.00pm. The concert will feature the premiere performance of the march commissioned by the Association ‘The Triple Crown’ composed by the band’s Musical Director, Philip Harper.

EABBA is able to offer young brass musicians from Norfolk free tickets to the concert thanks to support from Norwich Freemen’s Charity. These tickets must be ordered in advance of the concert.

To order tickets email administration@eabba.org.uk or telephone 01449 672600 or 07934169721.

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Online 90th Anniversary concert by East Anglian Bands

We are planning to have a 90th Anniversary online concert on our YouTube Channel with bands from East Anglia submitting up to two videos (one piece of music per video) of their band performing (as a band, not individuals performing in isolation). We will only have one performance of each item of music so videos will be accepted on a first come basis. You can email your choice of music before submitting a video to avoid duplication.

Videos will also be accepted from soloists/ensembles.

Videos must be submitted by WeTransfer to  adminstration@eabba.org.uk by 30th September 2021.

If your band/member is interested in contributing please register your/their interest by emailing administration@eabba.org.uk

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2021 Brass Training Day

 

The 2021 Brass Training Day is taking place at Hellesdon High School, Norwich on Sunday 31st October. The tutors for the day are from Cory Band.

There will be an all day course for more experienced players with the Allegro Band and an afternoon half day course for beginners and less experienced players with the Andante Band.  

For an enrolment form email: administration@eabba.org.uk

The event is supported by New Moon Insurance and Norwich Freemen's Charity.

 

 

 

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Entertainments Contest update

Due to the ongoing pandemic and the continuing problems bands are having in returning to normal rehearsals the Trustees of the Association have decided to cancel the Entertainments Contest due to take place at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich on Sunday 5th September, together with the Online Entertainments Contest.

East Anglian bands are invited to submit up to two videos (one piece of music per video) for a 90th Anniversary online concert. For further details email administration@eabba.org.uk.

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2021 Online Solo Contest Results - Day 2

2021 ONLINE OPEN SLOW MELODY CONTEST RESULTS

1st

Dylan Williams

Deiniolen Band

2nd

James Stone

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3rd

James Stygall

Littleport Brass

4th

Stephen Kemp

Cawston Band

2021 ONLINE ENSEMBLE RESULTS

1st

Dylan and Ela Haf Williams

Deiniolen Band

2nd

Julie Long, Catherine & Simon Moore, Trish & Mark Hays and Steve Wakefield

Fakenham Town Band

 

THE EAST ANGLIAN BRASS BAND ASSOCIATION WISHES TO THANK

FOR DONATING THE PRIZES AND DAVID STOWELL FOR ADJUDICATING ALL SECTIONS FOR THE ONLINE CONTEST.

 

VISIT THE EABBA YOUTUBE CHANNEL TO VIEW ALL THE VIDEOS

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-DB5zuGY7ujC8z4jS3OMrQ/playlists

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2021 Online Solo Contest Results - Day 1

2021 ONLINE 13 AND UNDER SLOW MELODY CONTEST RESULTS

1st

Nayan Shah

Harrow Youth Brass Band

2nd

Apollo Premadasa

Harrow Youth Brass Band

3rd

Archie Pannell

Haverhill Youth and Community Band

4th

Dexter Speed

Dereham Band and Littleport Brass

2021 ONLINE 14 TO 17 SLOW MELODY CONTEST RESULTS

1st

Ela Haf Williams

Deiniolen Band

2nd

Frederik Engelson

Laksevag Musikkforening, Bergen, Norway

2021 ONLINE NOVICE SLOW MELODY CONTEST RESULTS

1st

Melvin White

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2021 ONLINE AIR VARIE CONTEST RESULTS

1st

Dylan Williams

Deiniolen Band

 

THE EAST ANGLIAN BRASS BAND ASSOCIATION WISHES TO THANK

FOR DONATING THE PRIZES

 

VISIT THE EABBA YOUTUBE CHANNEL TO VIEW ALL THE VIDEOS

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-DB5zuGY7ujC8z4jS3OMrQ/playlists

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Brassbands during the pandemic

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/

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Report on 2019 Brass Training Day

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.

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EABBA 81st Annual Spring Gala Concert

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.

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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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Results of 2018 Solo & Quartet Contest

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