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The EBBA Music Commission is to make an amendment to the jury teams for the European Championships, which take place in Utrecht on 4 and 5 May.
Russell Gray, originally chosen for the Set Test and Challenge sections will swap with Ian Porthouse, who was invited to judge the Own Choice section.
MC Chair Paul Hindmarsh explains: “Following the announcement of the excellent jury teams for Utrecht, it was pointed out to us that in the event of the Cory Band winning in Utrecht, Tredegar Town Band, of which Ian Porthouse is the Musical Director, would be invited to the Europeans in Montreux. Ian could then be viewed to have been in an unwittingly advantageous position. We are sorry to have put Ian inadvertently in this potentially awkward situation. The Music Commission is very grateful that he and Russell Gray have agreed to swap positions, as the perception of anonymity is assured when all bands perform the same work.”
The juries are now: