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Time to Move Forward

BFBB and ABBA to host Summit meeting to plan brass band future.



The British Federation of Brass Bands and the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators have confirmed that they are to host a 'Summit' meeting of interested parties to try and produce a blueprint for the future of brass banding in the UK.

Time to move forward

The meeting, entitled, 'Time to Move Forward — A Key Event to Define the Future' and has seen the BFBB and ABBA invite contest owners, Associations, Regional Committees and other interested groups to discuss the current issues facing banding today and hopefully start to define a way forward for the British banding movement.

To date we are encouraged by the initial responseBFBB Chairman, Robert Morgan


BFBB Chairman Robert Morgan MBE, told 4BR: "To date we are encouraged by the initial response."

The meeting will take place on Saturday, 3rd July at the Salvation Army Citadel, 24 Chad Street, Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6HH and will commence at 10.30am.

In due course the organisers of the event will issue a list of all those attending the conference and other relevant information.

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John Maines

BA (Hons)
Presenter, compere and conductor