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EBBA issues Press Release and News Letter

March 15, 2001
The European Brass Band Association has issued a press release and news letter through 4BarsRest, giving full details of this years European Championship weekend — including the own choice test pieces to be played, the bands, the soloists and the judges.

CWS sign up Young Musician of the Year

March 13, 2001
CWS Glasgow have announced that Adrian Spillett, the 1998 BBC Young Musician of the Year will play with the band at this years Europeans.

Latest Rumours and News

March 13, 2001
All the latest from Leyland, BAYV Cory,YBS and Camborne. You heard it here first!

And in Our Opinion?

March 13, 2001
4BarsRest gives you our verdict on the performances of Jazz in Blackpool — band by band.

North West Area Results — Championship, 1,2,3,4

March 12, 2001
We have the full results plus reports of all sections. See who goes to the Finals from Blackpool.

Howard Snell and Nick Childs tell us how it felt to win at the Areas

March 11, 2001
Howard Snell and Nicholas Childs take time out from the celebrations to speak to 4BarsRest about that winning feeling.

Its CWS — Childs Wins in Scotland

March 11, 2001
For the second time in less than a week, Nicholas Childs takes an area crown, but this time it's North of the Border with Glasgow.

Fairey's Foil Fodens Four in a Row

March 11, 2001
Williams Fairey under the inspired baton of Howard Snell win the North West Area crown with a brilliant performance of Jazz.

Scottish Area Results — Championship, 1,2,3,4.

March 11, 2001
We have the full results and reports from all Sections. Find out who goes to the Finals from North of the Border.

It's Going for Gold for Pontins

March 10, 2001
Unconfirmed rumours have leaked out to suggest a big test for bands at Pontins this year. Want to know more?

Sponsors confirm departure from Fodens

March 6, 2001
In an exclusive Press Release to 4BarsRest, Antoine Courtois SA and Fred Rhodes Ltd have confirmed the ending of their sponsorship deal with the Fodens Band. For details and the Press Release — click on here.

The Good, The Bad and the damn Unlucky

March 5, 2001
We give the 4BarsRest lowdown of the performances in the Yorkshire Area Championship Section. We reveal who we thought should have won and who was the weakest link.

I couldn't have asked for more! — Nick Childs talks to 4BarsRest about winning the Yorkshire Area

March 5, 2001
Nick Childs and Black Dyke win in Yorkshire — and he tells us how it felt. Click on for the interview.

Dyke return to glory as Nick Childs leads the way in Yorkshire

March 4, 2001
Black Dyke and Nicholas Childs won the 2001 Yorkshire Area title with a stunning performance that gained them victory over Y.B.S. and Brighouse and Rastrick. Click on for the full results

Frank Renton and Travelsphere win the day in the Midlands

March 4, 2001
Frank Renton's brilliant account of "Jazz" wins it from Thoresby RJB and Desford.
Click on for the result and see what Frank Renton thought of it all as he speaks to 4BarsRest straight after the result.

Midlands Results — Sections 3 and 4

March 4, 2001
Brass 2000 make it first in 2001 to win Third Section title and Carlton Brass take the winners podium in the 4th. Click on for full results.

Yorkshire Area Results — 3rd and 4th Sections

March 4, 2001
Armthorpe Elmfield take 3rd Section crown and Clifton and Lightcliffe take the 4th. Click on for full results of both sections.

Walsall Brass Band - Willenhall Singers

Saturday 18 November • Sneyd Communnity Centre, Vernon Way, Bloxwich, Walsall. WS3 2PA

Rushden Town Band -

Saturday 18 November • Park Rd Baptist Church, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 0RW

Contest: Brass in Concert

Saturday 18 November • Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead NE28 2JR

Foden's Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 18 November • Queen Street, Morley LS27 9DY

Black Dyke Band - Waterford, Ireland

Saturday 18 November • Carriganore Arena, Waterford Institute of Technology Sports Campus tbc

Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.

Glossop Old Band

November 17 • SOLO TROMBONE. The Glossop Old Band Welcomes applications for the Solo Trombone Chair. The Band will be competing in the First Section as of 2018 and are looking to continue its progression back to the top levels of performance

Alan Fernie

Arranger, composer, adjudicator, conductor