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European Youth Band line-up announced

The list of talented young players who will be part of the 2016 European Youth Brass Band in Lille has been announced.

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The European Brass Band Association (EBBA) has announced the list of players who will represent their countries in the 2016 European Youth Brass Band in Lille.

Dutch lead

It will be the 14th time that the band will meet — this time under the baton of the respected Dutch conductor Erik Janssen.

The ensemble will perform at the final of the European Soloist Competition on Thursday 28th April, the Opening Ceremony in Lille Opera House on Friday 29th April and the Grand Gala Concert on Saturday 30th April. They will also perform at the 3rd European Youth Brass Band Championships on Sunday 1st May.

Fantastic experience

A spokesperson commented: "The band will have a very busy schedule of rehearsals and concerts, but there will also be time to socialise and, of course, have a chance to listen to the best brass bands in the world competing in the European Championship.

Erik Janssen will undoubtedly give the young musicians a fantastic experience and the rehearsal facilities at the Conservatoire de Douai promise to be some of the best we have ever had for the EYBB."

They added: "Everyone involved with EBBA and the Eurofestival 2016 in Lille is looking forward to more terrific performances from this very important ensemble."

2016 European Youth Brass Band:

EYBB Manager: Jean Luc Petitprez
Conductor: Erik Janssen

Soprano: Richard Ward (Wales)
Cornet: Lynsay Brown (Scotland)
Cornet Hannah Copes (Northern Ireland)
Cornet: Thomas Fountain (England)
Cornet: Erlend Henden (Norway)
Cornet: Fabian Huemer (Austria)
Cornet: Ronny Kaufmann (Switzerland)
Cornet: Joel Kirk (England)
Cornet: Kristijonas Sakalauskas (Lithuania)
Cornet: Emmely Urth Staghoj (Denmark)
Cornet: Simon van den Eede (Belgium)
Cornet: Marije van der Weg (Netherlands)
Cornet: Amanda Vapsvaite (Lithuania)
Cornet: Erik Westin (Sweden)

Flugel horn: Shelly De Decker (Belgium)
Tenor horn: Rebecca Anderson (Scotland)
Tenor horn: Oskar Karlsson (Sweden)
Tenor horn: Annemiek Lindeboom (Netherlands)
Tenor horn: Stine Slotved Kristensen (Denmark)

Baritone: Nadine Aistleitner (Austria)
Baritone: Andreas Holmgren (Sweden)

Tenor Trombone: Thomas Leroy (France)
Tenor Trombone: Merin Lleu (Wales)
Tenor Trombone: Manuel Zemp (Switzerland)
Bass Trombone: Mina Kristine Ravndal (Norway)

Euphonium: Toon Debaye (Belgium)
Euphonium: Clement Roger (France)

EEb Bass: Peter Cowlishaw (Wales)
EEb Bass: Fabian Dries (Germany)
EEb Bass: Eirik Storheim Hannevik (Norway)
BBb Bass: Thomas Bonner (Northern Ireland)
BBb Bass: Loreno Kneubuler (Switzerland)

Percussion: Jens De Pauw (Belgium)
Percussion: Gert Mollema (Netherlands)
Percussion: Dovidas Navardauskas (Lithuania)
Percussion: Ruaridh Neil (Scotland)
Percussion: Matthias Ziolkowski (France)



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