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MANGER MUSIKKLAG, NORWAY, EUROPEAN CHAMPION
Manger Musikklag from Norway, conducted by Peter Szilway, was the winner of European Brass Band Championships in Montreux, Switzerland, this weekend. The event took place in the famous Strawinski Auditorium, next to the banks of Lake Geneva.
Cory Band, Wales, winner of the European Brass Band Championships in 2008-2009-2010, conducted by Dr. Robert Childs, came second.
Tredegar Town Band, Wales, conducted by Ian Porthouse, took the third prize.
Erik Van der Kolk, Netherlands, was the winner of the 5th European Conductors Competition.
2. prize: Tristan Uth, Germany.
3. prize: Nick Ost, Belgium.
The successfully sold out events were very well organized by the Swiss Brass Band Assoiation, see web page: http://www.eurofestival2011.ch/
EBBA would like to express our big thank you to the organizers on behalf of the European brass band movement.
At the annual general meeting Sunday morning, 1. May, EBBA delegates re-elected the following persons:
Ulf Rosenberg, Norway, president
Kurt W. Bohlhalter, Switzerland, vice-president
Berit Handegard, Norway, general secretary
Raf Anseeuw, Belgium, treasurer
Nigel Morgan, England, auditor
As new member of the EBBA Music Commission the general meeting elected Maurice Hamers, Netherlands.
The next European Brass Band Championships will take place in Rotterdam 2012.
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