As announced, a second sale of tickets for the EBBC 2019 is planned. It will start on Wednesday, February 27th at 12pm. Considering the short time in which the first batch has been sold, we expect the remaining quota to be sold out in a few minutes. Thank you for your understanding.
Conformément à ce qui a été annoncé, une deuxième vente de billets pour l’EBBC 2019 est prévue. Elle démarrera le mercredi 27 février à 12h00. Au vu de la ruée qu’a générée le premier lot, nous nous attendons à ce que le contingent restant disparaisse en quelques minutes. Merci de votre compréhension.
Wie vorangekündigt gibt es einen zweiten Ticket-Verkauf für den EBBC 2019, dieser startet am Mittwoch, 27. Februar um 12.00 Uhr. Nach den Erfahrungen vom ersten Ticketverkauf rechnen wir damit, dass die restlichen Tickets innert wenigen Minuten ausverkauft sein werden. Danke fürs Verständnis. ... See MoreSee Less
The European Brass Band Association is pleased to announce the line up of bands for the 42nd European Brass Band Championship, which will be held at the banks of Lake Genèva in the impressive Stravinski Auditorium in Montreux, Switzerland.
A total of 18 bands will take to the stage in Montreux for what promises to be fantastic and also historic contest, with two bands from last year’s Challenge Section promoted to the Championship Section that will now comprise 13 bands. It will be the first time since their first appearance in 2015 that the Italian Brass Band will compete against the very best bands in the world in the Championship Section. The Italian champions will be
joined by Göta Brass Band from Sweden following an excellent performance in the Challenge Section last year. They will be joining Europe’s other champion bands.
Reigning champion Valaisia Brass Band and Brass Band Bürgermusik Luzern will both appear as the home bands representing Switzerland. Given a line up that also includes Cory Band, Brass Band Willebroek, Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag, Paris Brass Band, Brighouse & Rastrick, 3BA, Concord Brass Band, Provinciale Brass Band Groningen and Brass Band Oberösterreich, it promises to be an exciting, high quality EBBC.
EBBA is delighted to announce that for the first time in the history of the EBBC, we will be welcoming a band from Spain to the ‘Europeans’. Malaga Brass Band and their conductor Víctor Eloy López Cerezo will be making the trip to Montreux to compete against four other bands in the Challenge Section.
General Secretary Kor Niehof commented: “I’ve been impressed by the willingness and enthusiasm of the Malaga Brass Band to make a success of their debut at the European. It’s an honor to work with them towards the contest in Montreux’. The five band competing in the Challenge Section are: 1st Old Boys Band from Northern Ireland, the German Brass Band Regensburg, Annan Town Band from Scotland, Brass LT from Lithuania and the Malaga Brass Band.
EBBA President, Ulf Rosenberg adds: “It’s great to see the brass band movement in Europe still developing, with bands making their debuts in the Championship Section and with the participation of a band from Spain in the Challenge Section. We are looking forward to all the performances, set tests and own-choice pieces, at the 42nd EBBC in Montreux.”
Since it was established in 2014 at Perth, Scotland, the European Youth Brass Band Contest became an established part of the European Brass Band Championships. This year’s edition will see nine participating at Sunday 28 April in Montreux. Defending
champion in the Development Section, Wardle Academy Youth Band (England), will compete against Brass Band Aukstyn (Lithuania), Smørås Skolemusikk (Norway) and
Elland Silver Youth Band (England). Youth Brass 2000 (England) will defend their Premier Section title against BML-talents (Switzerland), Catch Basin Brass Band
(Austria), Lions Youth Brass Band (England) and JBB Blechklang (Germany).
Full line up:
3BA Concert Band, Luc Vertommen - Germany
Brass Band Bürgermusik Luzern, Michael Bach -Switzerland
Brass Band Oberösterreich, Ian Porthouse - Austria
Brass Band Willebroek, Frans Violet - Belgium
Brighouse & Rastrick, Prof. David King - England
Concord Brass Band Jesper, Juul Windahl - Denmark
Cory Band, Philip Harper - Wales
Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag, Ingar H. Bergby - Norway
Göta Brass Band, Michael Thomson - Sweden
Italian Brass Band, Filippo Cangiamila - Italy
Paris Brass Band, Florent Didier - France
Provinciale Brass Band Groningen, Richard Visser - The Netherlands
Valaisia Brass Band*, Arsène Duc - Switzerland
1st Old Boys Band, Stephan Cairns - Northern Ireland
Annan Town Band, Paul Drury - Scotland
Brass Band Regensburg, Dave Lee - Germany
Brass LT, Russell Gray - Lithuania
Malaga Brass Band, Víctor Eloy López Cerezo - Spain
European Youth Brass Band Contest
Brass Band Aukštyn, Piet Visser - Lithuania
Elland Silver Youth Band, Samantha Harrison - England
Smørås Skolemusik, Magnus Brandseth - Norway
Wardle Academy Youth Band*, Lee Rigg - England
BML Talents, Patrick Ottiger - Switzerland
Catch Basin Brass Band, Andreas Lackner - Austria
Jugend Brass Band Blechklang, Patricio Cosentino - Germany
Lions Youth Brass Band, Nigel Birch - England
Youth Brass 2000*, Chris Jeans - England
The Music Commission of the European Brass Band Association (EBBA) is pleased to announce the set test pieces for the 42nd European Brass Band Championships to be held in the Stravinski Hall, Montreux, Switzerland, Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April 2019.
The Championship test piece
Dear Cassandra (Concerto for Brass Band No. 14) by Ludovic Neurohr
The test piece has been commissioned by the Swiss Brass Band Association for the 42nd European Brass Band Championships. The title, Dear Cassandra, is taken from Greek mythology. Cassandra predicted the arrival of the Trojan Horse. In his virtuoso and highly personal work, composer Ludovic Neurohr attempts, in his words, ‘to interrogate through the music and the compositional process the future direction brass band music might or might not take. Beyond the curiosity of knowing how the future will be written, the fear to being locked into writing only for human technical capacities haunts my thoughts, and especially composing what has already done hundreds of times before…’
Dear Cassandra is cast in three movements playing continuously. It opens in exploratory mode, as the players search for new sounds from a single tone. Using the rhythm of Dear-Cas-san-dra (long-short-long-short) as the principal motif, the material gradually coalesces as the composer asks the question, ‘Is this the right path to follow?’ Other musical elements and styles are drawn into the musical ‘discussion’.
Several references are used in this 16' minutes work to picture few images created by the composer. The Finale will invite the audience to imagine what the composer finally think about Cassandra's advices. People can also make their own opinion about this theme but the principal goal of this work is asking ourselves about this:
Where are we going?
The Challenge Section test piece Terezín by Mario Bürki.
This test piece has been commissioned by the Swiss Brass Band Association for the 42nd European Brass Band Championships. Terezín is a fortress built by the Emperor Josef II, ruler of the Austro-Hungarian lands from 1780-90 and a noted patron of the arts and music, commissioning both Mozart and Beethoven. Although the building named after his mother Maria Theresa was supposed to be used for defence, it became infamous first of all as a prison, and later during World War Two as a Jewish ghetto and concentration camp. The composer writes: ‘The many memorials and museums are depressing, intense, sad and inspire to reflect. But its spaciousness and size are also impressive and intense. My work Terezín tries to reproduce these moods, which I was able to experience myself during a visit in spring 2018. It became very clear to me how cruelly people were treated here. I would like to believe that it is worth honouring the history of those who have been lost and that humanity will strive to avoid such malignancy.’ “A second transport from Pilsen arrived. People were in a deplorable state. The newcomers were cowherded, quite gratuitously…” [Eva Roubíčková, Ghetto Theresienstadt, 22 January 1942]
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Today ticket sale for EuroBrass19 has been released online. After some technical problems at the beginning, the tickets were sold out after a few minutes for the contests of Friday and Saturday. During next weeks, we will get some pre-reserved tickets back from bands, EBBA and local organization. They will be sold on the same channels. The start of the second release will be communicated on this website. Thank you for your understanding.
Der Ticketverkauf für den EuroBrass19 hat heute Mittag begonnen. Nach anfänglichen, technischen Problemen waren die Tickets für die Wettbewerbe vom Freitag und Samstag sehr schnell ausverkauft. In den nächsten Wochen werden auf Grund von Vorreservationen der teilnehmenden Bands, der EBBA und dem Durchführungsland wohl noch einige Tickets zurückkommen. Diese werden anschliessend wiederum öffentlich verkauft. Wir werden über den Zeitpunkt des zweiten Verkaufs informieren. Wir danken für das Verständnis.
La vente des billets pour l’Eurobrass19 a débuté ce jour à midi. Après de menus problèmes techniques, les contingents disponibles pour les concours du samedi et du vendredi ont tous trouvé rapidement preneurs. Sur la base des retours de pré réservations des ensembles participants, de l’EBBA et de l’organisation locale, de nouveaux contingents seront disponibles prochainement par le même canal. Une communication idoine sera alors effectuée.
SSQW / CNSQ 2019Zum ersten Mal in der Geschichte des Schweizerischen Solo- und Quartettwettbewerb (SSQW) wird der Anlass dieses Jahr in Graubünden durchgeführt!
Wir von der Brass Band Sursilvana werden am 13. und 14. April 2019 diesen prestigeträchtigen Anlass für junge BlechbläserInnen und PerkussionistInnen organisieren. Hierfür konnten wir die perfekten Räumlichkeiten der Kantonsschule in Chur für den Event gewinnen. Sei auch du ein Teil dieses aussergewöhnlichen Wettbewerbs und melde dich bis am 31. Januar auf www.brass.ch/de/ssqw an!
Wir freuen uns auf Eure zahlreichen Anmeldungen und auf Euren Besuch in Chur!