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EBBA issues Press Release and News Letter

The European Brass Band Association has issued a press release and news letter through 4BarsRest, giving full details of this years European Championship weekend — including the own choice test pieces to be played, the bands, the soloists and the judges.


EBBA News Letter and Press Release- March 2001

Welcome to EBBA News Letter and Press Release, keeping member countries and the press informed of activities.

Please note: We would very much appreciate if you could issue an article about the EBBC in Birmingham in your local brass band or music magazine to promote this important European Brass Band Event! Thank you for your assistance.

EUROPEAN BRASS BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS EBBC 2001 and 2nd EUROPEAN SOLOIST’S COMPETITION ESC, May 2nd — May 5th, 2001 in Montreux, Switzerland

The 2001 European Brass Band Championships and the 2nd European Soloist’s Competition as side event will take place from Wednesday, May 2nd — May 5th, 2001 in Montreux, Switzerland.

Side event of the EBBC 2001, this year is the 2nd European Soloist’s Competition.. 63 participants applied for from following countries: 3 from Austria, 1 from Australia, 5 from Belgium, 1 from Bulgaria, 2 from Denmark, 2 from England, 7 from the Netherlands, 2 from Norway, 1 from Spain, 38 from Switzerland, 1 from the USA. Unfortunately the Quartet Competition had to be cancelled. There was only one application.

Approximate Schedule:
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2001:
European Solo Competition
1st round: 10.00-16.00 h.

Thursday, May 3rd, 2001:
European Solo Competition
2nd round: 10.00-22.00 h.

Friday, May 4th, 2001
EBBC 2001 — First Section Competition: 17.30 h.

Gala Concert Brass Band Berneroberland:�����20.00 h.
with Final European Solo Competition.

Award Ceremony:�����21.45 h

Saturday, May 5th

EBBC 2001 — Championship Section Competition: 10.00-18.00 h.

Gala Concert 2001: 19.45 h.

Award Ceremony:�����22.00 h.

European Party with live Music + Dancing: 22.30 h.

Sunday , May 6th
Farewell party with "Swiss Music — Folk and Jazz"
and "verre d'amitié"sur la "Place du Marché de Montreux"

The Jury Members for the Soloist’s Competition will be:

1st round: Markus S. Bach CH, Pierre Pilloud CH, Tom Brevik NOR, Markus Würsch CH, Jan Roger ren NOR, David Welsh GB
2nd round: Pierre-Alain Bidaud CH, Yves Illi CH, Pierre Pilloud CH, David Welsh GB, Markus Würsch CH
Final: Pierre-Alain Bidaud CH, Markus Würsch CH, Jappie Dijkstra NL, Maurice Hamers NL, Thomas Wyss CH

The Jury Members for the European Brass Band Championships EBBC will be:

Jappie Dijkstra NL, Maurice Hamers NL, Thomas Wyss CH, Pascal Eicher CH, Roy Newsome GB, Alan Withington NOR

Test Pieces:
Championship Section: Montreux Wind Dances by Carl Rütti CH

First Section:
Symphonic Music�����by Paul Huber CH

Own Choice Pieces:

First Section:
Contest Music: Wilfred Heaton
Pageantry: Herbert Howells
Stonehenge: Jan van der Roost

Championship Section:

A London Overture: Philip Sparke
Cambridge Variations: Philip Sparke
Contest Music: Wilfred Heaton
Dove Descending: Philip Wilby
Harrison’s Dream: Peter Graham
Isaiah 40: Robert Redhead
Montage: Peter Graham
Of Men and Mountains: Edward Gregson
Paganini Variations: Philip Wilby
Tristan Encounters: Martin Ellerby

The following bands will play at the Gala-Concert of Saturday, May 5th, 19.45 p.m:

·Brass Band Berneroberland, Conductor: Carlo Balmelli and European Solo Champion 2001

·Yorkshire Building Society Band, Conductor David King, defending European Champions 2000

·Swiss Army Central Show Band, conductor: Christoph Walter

How to book tickets for the EBBC:
Z-Productions SA, P.O. Box 4, CH-1820 Territet-Montreux
Tel. 0041 21 961 36 38, Fax 0041 21 961 36 69, e-mail:
Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux — Switzerland
Hotel Reservation:
Montreux Convention Center Ltd.
Tel. 0041 21 962 21 11, Fax 0041 21 962 21 12, e-main:

EBBA Secretary
Nelly Unternaehrer
Pfistergasse 21
CH-6003 Lucerne
Tel 0041/41/240 79 60
Fax 0041/41/242 18 38
Lucerne, March 2001
Visit our Webside under: www.brass.ch/­ebba

2001 European Brass Band Championships — competing bands.

First Section:

Ireland: Armitage Shanks Arklow Silver Band.
Conductor: John Bonner

Switzerland*: Brass Band Euphonia.
Conductor: Adrian Schneider

France:�����Brass Band Nord—Pas de Calais.�����
Conductor: Philippe Lorthois

Championship Section:

Belgium: Brass Band Midden Brabant.
Conductor: Benny Wiame

Denmark: Aarhus Brass Band.
Conductor: Preben N. Christensen

England: Yorkshire Building Society Band.(Defending Champions)
Conductor: David King

England: NSK-RHP Ransome Band.
Conductor: Russell Gray

Netherlands: BB De Bazuin Oenkerk.
Conductor: Klaas van der Woude

Northern Ireland: Strabane Concert Band.
Conductor: Peter Christian

Norway: Sandefjord Brass Symposium.
Conductor: Garry Cutt

Scotland: CWS Glasgow Band.
Conductor: Nicholas Childs

Sweden:�����Solna Brass.
Conductor: Lars-Gunnar Björklund

Switzerland: Brass Band Treize Etoiles.
Conductor: Peter Parkes

Wales: Buy As You View Cory Band.
Conductor: Robert Childs

· on special invitation by EC EBBA

2nd European Solo Competition

Surname/First Name

1.Atanassov Konstantin. Bulgaria: Trombone�����
2.Attema Brandt. Netherlands: Bass Trombone
3.Balli Markus. Switzerland: Cornet�����
4.Bossert Marcel. Switzerland: Tuba�����
5.Carthoblaz Manuel. Switzerland: Cornet Eb
6.Clemmasen J.-M. Denmark: Cornet����������
7.Corthésy Pascal. Switzerland: Tuba�����
8.De Jager Bert. Netherlands: Cornet Eb�����
9.Dils Michael. Belgium: Cornet Eb�����
10.Escherich Kent. Denmark:Cornet����������
11.Flaten Tormod. Norway: Euphonium
12.Felder Beat. Switzerland: Bass Trombone
13.Frey Adam. USA/England: Euphonium�����
14.Haas Olivier. Belgium: Euphonium�����
15.Heiniger Heinz. Switzerland: Tuba�����
16.Heuberger Anita. Switzerland: Bass Trombone
17.Hirschi Vincent. Switzerland: Bass Trombone
18.Hölzl Hannes. Austria: Trombone�����
19.Huwyler Markus. Switzerland: Tuba�����
20.Iseger Wouter. Netherlands:Bass-Trombone
21.King Andrew. England: Trombone����������
22.Kipfer Ueli. Switzerland:Euphonium�����
23.Lab Blaise. Switzerland: Euphonium����������
24.Lugosi Balint. Hungary: Trombone����������
25.Luchsinger Chr. Switzerland: Cornet�����
26.Maeder Heinz. Switzerland: Flügelhorn����������
27.Marti Philippe. Switzerland: Bass Trombone
28.Martin Nicolas. Switzerland: Euphonium�����
29.Martin Sébastien. Switzerland: Cornet�����
30.Matter Andrea. Switzerland: Horn Eb�����
31.Meli Renato. Netherlands: Euphonium����������
32.Meylan Eric. Switzerland: Euphonium����������
33.Müller Roger. Switzerland: Horn Eb���������������
34.Nussbaum Ralph. Switzerland: Trombone�����
35.Ost Nick. Netherlands: Euphonium����������
36.Perrenoud Cyril. Switzerland: Euphonium�����
37.Pfammatter Christian. Switzerland: Tuba�����
38.Pilloud Gilles. Switzerland: Euphonium�����
39.Postma Mariska. Netherlands: Flugelhorn�����
40.Pralong Christophe. Switzerland: Trombone
41.Purdy Linda. England: Horn Eb���������������
42.Rey Eric. Switzerland: Tuba
43.Robyr Olivier. Switzerland: Horn Eb�����
44.Robyr Dominique. Switzerland: Euphonium�����
45.Roh François. Switzerland: Cornet���������������
46.Roh Julien. Switzerland: Horn Eb���������������
47.Sauthier Fabrice. Switzerland: Euphonium�����
48.Schaub Cyrill. Switzerland: Tuba�����
49.Schneider Marco. Switzerland: Euphonium�����
50.Smolyn Artur. Switzerland: Trombone����������
51.Stöckli Lydia. Switzerland: Cornet�����
52.Tschugg Hannes. Austria: Trombone����������
53.Telli Ruven. Switzerland: Horn Eb���������������
54.Tweddle Kate. Austrialia: Euphonium����������
55.Unterberger Stefan. Austria: Trombone�����
56.Vaernes Runar. Norway: Trombone����������
57.Van der Heide Andrea. Netherlands: Horn Eb�����
58.Van Looveren. Belgium: Cornet���������������
59.Vertommen Luc. Belgium: Cornet���������������
60.Vuignier Hervé. Switzerland: Horn Eb�����
61.Wüthrich Bernhard. Switzerland: Tuba�����
62.Yunir Kallimoulline. Spain: Trombone����������
63.Zäh Patrik. Switzerland: Tuba���������������
64.Zuidema Onno. Netherlands: Tuba��������������������


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