The 34th annual Ern Keller “International Soloist of the Year” and the 19th annual Ern Keller “Band of the Year” will take place on Sunday 17 February 2008 at the St Mary's Band Club, Sydney.
The Adjudicator for the day is Nigel Weeks from Auckland.
The Soloists are:
Aus National, Matthew van Emmerik, Euphonium
NZ National, Phil Johnston, BBb Bass
GB Open, Katrina Marzella, Baritone (defending Keller Champion)
NSW, Mark Howcroft, Euphonium
VIC, Steve Ford, EEb Bass
QLD, Greg Aitken, Trombone
TAS, Paula Russell, Cornet
SA, Kevin Joughin, Cornet
WA, Ben Noonan, Cornet
The Bands are:
Waratah Brass, Matthew van Emmerik
Willoughby City, Andrew Snell
St Marys Band Club Brass, Howard Taylor
Prestige Brass, Mark Ford
Prestige Brass is a composite band of players who regularly attend Keller and want to be part of it, primarily from Victoria, Queensland and New Zealand.
Prestige Brass players are travelling and accommodating themselves at their own expense. The organisers of Keller, express their extreme gratitude for what they are doing and the tribute they are showing to the importance and the integrity of this special event.
Doors Open 1:00 pm
International Soloist of the Year commences at 1:30 PM, and the Band of the Year Event commences at approx. 4:30 PM.