The next meeting of the Executive Committee of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators will be held at the Holiday Inn, Brighouse at 18.00 pm on Wednesday 8th May 2019. Please forward any items for discussion to the secretary, Nicholas Garman by Wednesday 24th April.
AoBBA announce the passing of retired member Lyn Morgan. Lyn began playing with the Ystalyfera Public Band, whilst there he won first prize at the National Eisteddfod (Senior Section), playing the Tenor Horn. In 1962 he joined the RAF, as a musician and in 1963 was awarded the Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal for being […]
The test-pieces that bands must perform to become National Champions at London and Cheltenham have now been announced. Hermann Pallhuber (Composer of ‘Titan’s Progress’) Test Pieces: Championship Section: Titan’s Progress (Hermann Pallhuber) First Section: Endeavour (Philip Sparke) Second Section: Occasion (Edward Gregson) Third Section: Viking Age (Thierry Deleruyelle) Fourth Section: Beecher Variations (Stephen Bulla)
The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (AoBBA) has been delighted with the response for their ‘Young Adjudicators’ initiative which has now gone live at both the Yorkshire Regionals and the London and Southern Counties Regional contests. AoBBA are extremely grateful to Peggy Tomlinson and her team at the Yorkshire Region in giving fantastic support over […]
Martin Heartfield The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (AoBBA) announce the appointment of Martin Heartfield as the head of AoBBA’s adjudicator training programme. Martin is a well known conductor and adjudicator and is self-employed as a marketing and education consultant. Commented David Hirst, “The adjudicator training programme has been extremely successful and we are currently […]
Philip Harper The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (AoBBA) have expressed praise for the recent initiative by Brass Bands England (BBE) for their Artistic Development Programme for bands and conductors. Led by Philip Harper (an AoBBA member) there has been a great deal of interest from the brass band community. Commented Mark Wilkinson “Philip’s […]