facebook twitter rss vimeo


5th European Conductors Competition

There is still time for applicants to register for the 5th European Conductor's competition in Montreux.



EBBA has announced that there is still time for conductors to apply for entry to the 5th European Conductor’s Competition that will take place as part of the 2011 European Brass Band Championships in Montreux in April.

The deadline for registration is January 14th 2011.

Time and dates

The event will take place from 23rd April to 28th 2011, and will consist of two preliminary rounds, a semi-final and a final.

The final will take place in Montreux’s famous Auditorium Stravinski, where the finalists will conduct one of Switzerland’s leading brass bands.

The final will take place in Montreux’s famous Auditorium Stravinski, where the finalists will conduct one of Switzerland’s leading brass bands4BR


There will be prizes of EUR 3,000, 2,000 and 1,000, as well as special awards for the finalists, who will also be given the opportunity to appear as guest conductors with well-known bands in Europe.

All competitors who reach the semi-final will receive a diploma.

Applicants must have been born on or after January 1 1976.

Further details

For further details:

European Brass Band Association, EBBA
Berit Handegard
Norges Musikkorps Forbund
boks 674, Sentrum
N-5807 Bergen
M: 47/90 65 60 89

For registration, please fill in: http:/­/­www.inntrykk.net/­nmf/­ebbc_c2011.htm


Pennine partnership adds extra levels of musical Strata

June 18 • A new musical partnership between Pennine Music and Strata Brass will give customers the chance to sample new releases with an authentic sound...


Inside information gives brass bands Radio 3 boost

June 18 • Not all is lost on the BBC for brass bands if we can get more insight and passion for the medium from the likes of conductor Greg Beardsall.

Heritage High School

Bolsover announces 2018 draws

June 17 • The draws for the 2018 Bolsover Festival of Brass have been announced.


Radio: Sounds of Brass

June 17 • More great brass band music from Phillip Hunt down in Cornwall.

Tredegar Town Band - Mussorgsky meets Mozart

Wednesday 20 June • ROYAL BIRMINGHAM CONSERVATOIRE, Birmingham City University, 200 Jennens Rd, Birmingham. B4 7XR

Black Dyke Band - Halifax Choral Society

Saturday 23 June • Victoria Theatre, 2 Fountain St, Halifax HX1 1BP

The Marple Band - The Marple Band presents Music from Musicals

Saturday 23 June • Stockport Grammar School. Buxton Road. Stockport SK2 7AF

Elland Silver Band - Elland Silver Band

Saturday 23 June • Blackley Blackley Church Prospect View Elland HX5 0TD

York Railway Institute Band - Dan Thomas - Euphonium

Saturday 23 June • Central Methodist Church. St Saviourgate. York. YO1 8NQ YO1 8NQ

Jackfield Band

June 18 • Invite applications for upcoming Principal Cornet Vacancy. Due to University in September an opportunity to join a hard working sociable band with a reputation for entertaining concerts and contest successes has arisen.

Ripon City band

June 17 • Ripon City Band require EEb Bass, Bb Cornet and Percussion (Kit and/or tuned). We are a welcoming First Section band with a varied programme of engagements and contests. We rehearse in Ripon on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 7.40.

Glossop Old Band

June 16 • Glossop Old Band is looking to appoint a new Musical Director. We are a friendly first section band with some contesting and a good mix of concerts. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings 8.00-10.00pm at our Band Club at Derby Street, Glossop, SK13 8LP

Dave Collins

BA (Hons) (Dunelm) I, FSCO
Composer and Arranger