Saturday, 11 November 2017

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The EBBA Music Commission has chosen two British works as the set tests for the Development and Premier sections of the European Youth Brass Band Contest. 

Bands in the Development Section will include Philip Sparke’s Valarius Variations (Anglo Music) in their programmes. This work has proved a popular choice for youth and 4th Section contests. 
Premier Section bands will tackle Michael Ball’s colourful Chaucer’s Tunes (Studio Music) as part of their program.

Chair of the EBBA Music Commission, Paul Hindmarsh, comments: “Michael Ball’s piece was originally prepared for the top section of the National Youth Championships of Great Britain 20 years ago and it has been chosen for youth and adult competitions a number of times since. They are both based on traditional tunes with links to a number of European countries. We hope the bands enjoy preparing and playing them.”

The 2018 European Youth Brass Band Contest takes place on Sunday 6 May. 

Youth Brass Bands who are interested to compete at the European Youth Brass Band Contest can contact EBBA's General Secretary Kor Niehof via

Click here to download the rules and regulations for the EYBBC.

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