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New sponsorship for Europeans

The European Championships are set for a financial boost as well as the return of an iconic trophy.

EBBA

 

It has been reported in British Bandsman newspaper this week that the European Brass Band Association (EBBA) has signed new sponsorship contracts with Buffet Crampon SAS and as a result have had returned the rights to the title for the Championships.

Iconic trophy

In addition the iconic trophy designed by Christopher Milton Stevens and first awarded to the Champion Band in 1981 has also been returned and will be presented once more to the new champions in Birmingham next year.

Doubts over Belgian representataion

4BR understands that there may be some potential doubt over the nomination for the second Belgian representative after concerns over possible registration anomalies were aired following their recent National Championships4BR

Meanwhile the lineup for the 2007 has been announced, although 4BR understands that there may be some potential doubt over the nomination for the second Belgian representative after concerns over possible registration anomalies were aired following their recent National Championships for the bands not only placed as runners up (Brass Band Metropole) but also those in third and fourth place.

At present however, the line up of bands is provisionally announced as:

Championship Section:

Fodens Richardson Band (England)
Scottish Co-op Band (Scotland)
Stavanger Brass Band (Norway)
Buy As You View Band (Wales)
Lyngby-Taarbæk Brass Band (Denmark)
Brass Band Oberoesterreich (Austria)
Brass Band Willebroek (Belgium)
Metropole Brass Band( Belgium)
Brass Band Aeolus (France)
Brass Band De Waldsang (Netherlands)
Gothenburg (Sweden)
Treize Etoiles (Switzerland)

B Section:

Arklow Shipping Silver (Ireland)
Brass Band Frehner-Reifer Pfeffersberg (Italy)
Brass Band Lithuania (Lithuania)
Laganvale (Metal Technology)(N. Ireland)



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John Maines

BA (Hons)
Presenter, compere and conductor