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Euro youth ready for musical integration

The talented young players who will represent their nations in the European Youth Brass Band have been announced.

Euro Youth
  The European Youth Brass Band is made up of plenty of great young musical talent.

The players who will represent their countries as part of the European Youth Brass Band have been announced.

The band will perform at a number of events and venues during the Championship Festival in Ostend under the baton of Belgian conductor and 2004 European Solo Champion, Raf van Looveren


Conductor: Raf van Looveren
EYBB Manager: Isabelle Vermeersch

Georg Puntigam (Germany)

Nathan Scherly (Switzerland)
Dziugita Bileviciute (Lithuania)
Mauro Musarra (Italy)
Bethan Plant (England)
Kevin Munch Jørgensen (Denmark)
Fiona Kennedy (Scotland)
Leila Picart (France)
Sacheus Holloway-Jones (Wales)
Lotte Donker (Netherlands)
Ward Verhulst (Belgium)
Vebjørn Gunnars Thunes (Norway)
Cecilie Maria Eikaas (Norway)
Gabriel Sollinger (Austria)
Maxime Jordan (Switzerland)
Ellen Victoria Mullen (Northern Ireland)
Marina Hettrich (Germany)

Shelly de Decker (Belgium)

Tenor horn:
Paul Kirk (England)
Lina van Lint (Belgium)
Elisabeth Lorthios (France)
Samantha Ford (Wales)

Gauthier Sottas (Switzerland)
Benjamin Bourgeois (Belgium)

Gert Jan Elzinga (Netherlands)
Sverre Rødde Knutsen (Norway)
Jordan Thompson (Northern Ireland)

Bass Trombone:
Tautvydas Kasperavicius (Lithuania)
Kyle MacCorquodale (Scotland)

Peter McDonough (Wales)
Giacomo Marcocig (Italy)
Emilie Empis (France)

EEb Bass:
Martin Koch (Switzerland)
Gerry Oskam (Netherlands)
Josh Allen (England)

BBb Bass:
Paul Jamieson (Scotland)
Lukas Hanspeter (Italy)

Evelina Sulikaite (Lithuania)
Jacob Brinch Kristensen (Denmark)
Julian Hrdina (Germany)


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April 26 • The Hepworth Band has a vacancy for solo horn. We rehearse Tuesdays and Thursdays 8pm and are based in Hepworth, near Holmfirth, Huddersfield

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April 26 • Kippax Band. Require a Musical Director. Due to the work and family commitments of our current MD, Kippax Band are looking for a new Musical Director to take us forward.. We rehearse Monday and Thursday at our own bandroom in Kippax 8.00-10.00pm.

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David Hirst

MA, B.Ed (Hons), LTCL
Conductor, adjudicator and arranger