*
banner

No cooperation for Palanga

The Scottish Champion, the cooperation band has taken the decision not to compete at the 2020 European Brass Band Championships in Lithuania.

coop band
  The cooperation band has taken the decision not to compete at the 2020 European Brass Band Championships

It has been announced that there will potentially be no Scottish representation in the Championship Section of the European Championships in 2020, following the announcement that 2019 Scottish Champion, the cooperation band will not take up its invitation to compete in Palanga next year.

The news means that Scotland could be without elite level representation for the second year in a row following Whitburn's decision not to compete in Montreux earlier this year. There was also no competing band in 2017.

Cannot justify

4BR has been informed that the decision was made after many hours of debate and looking at various travel options, with a spokesperson stating: "We have looked very closely at the costs to compete at Palanga and cannot justify the outlay for one contest.

The last 18 months have been a very tough time for the band and financial prudence at this time is key to the long term viability of the organisation."

The last 18 months have been a very tough time for the band and financial prudence at this time is key to the long term viability of the organisationthe cooperation band

No direct flights

They added: "There are no direct flights from Scotland which has added greatly to the overall cost, as well as the logistics of taking percussion and larger instruments via road transport which would have involved a 32 hour drive from our base in North Lanarkshire to the venue.

The cooperation band regrets that we will therefore be unable to represent Scotland at this prestigious event. We have made this very difficult decision with a heavy heart and wish EBBA every success with the event in Palanga in 2020."

4barsrest logo

Become a supporter and help make our future secure.

4barsrest continues to be a proudly independent voice. There are no paywalls to overcome to be able to enjoy what we do to keep our journalism at the heart of the brass banding world. Support us from just £2.50 per month.

Support us    


Quiz

4BR Sunday Quiz: The French Connection

August 18 • All you have to do is identify the link and three great CDs with a Gallic musical flavour could be yours to enjoy...


Cory

The making of Battle of the Brass Bands

August 16 • An exclusive look behind the scenes at how the forthcoming Sky Arts documentary series Battle of the Brass Bands made it to our screens...


Brass Band World

Brass Band World magazine: August edition out now...

August 16 • The August edition of Brass Band World is out now — packed with news, views, opinions and reviews that make for essential reading...


Newbridge

Former National champion looking forward to return

August 16 • Newbridge Celynen Brass is hoping to make a long awaited return to the contest stage after a decade of being away.


Black Dyke Band - Macmillan Theatre, Bridgwater

Sunday 18 August • The McMillan Theatre, Bath Road, Bridgwater,Somerset TA6 4PZ


Regent Hall Concerts - Ensemble Sauterelle (french horns and male voices)

Friday 23 August • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


Sandhurst Silver Band - Music in the Memorial Park

Sunday 25 August • Sandhurst Memorial Park, Yorktown Road, Sandhurst GU47 9DP


Foden's Band - Sandbach

Monday 26 August • The Wheatsheaf, Sandbach, 1 Hightown, Sandbach CW11 1AG


Black Dyke Band - Scarborough Spa

Saturday 31 August • South Bay, Scarborough YO11 2HD


Stannington Brass Band

August 18 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb TUBA player to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests


Corby Silver Band

August 17 • We have vacancies for solo cornet, back row cornet and 1st horn. . We are a 3rd section band based in Northamptonshire in the East Midlands. . Rehearsals 8pm - 10pm Monday & Wednesday held in our own band club. We do not charge any subs.


Strata Brass

August 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET/TROMBONE/PERCUSSION in this Yorkshire Championship Band.. MD Jonathan Bates (Solo Horn - Fodens). Rehearsals currently MON/WED - bandroom 5 mins from J35/36 M1, lifts available from Manchester/Leeds/Sheffield/Huddersfield..


Duncan A. Beckley

BA, QTS, LTCL, FTCL, ARCM
Conductor, adjudicator, band trainer and teacher


               

 © 2019 4barsrest.com Ltd