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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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Big, little, large or small for Your Logo Here

November 17 • It doesn't matter about the size or number for Your Logo Here — just ask and we can keep everyone feeling part of your banding team...


Welsh heavyweights join forces under one roof

November 17 • Cory and Tredegar renew their support for the Ty Cerdd organisation that helps promote and celebrate music making in Wales.

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

Craig Roberts

BA (Hons), MA
Conductor / Adjudicator