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2011 European Brass Band Championships — Championship Section Own Choice Gallery

Gallery of images from the Own Choice Contest

2011 European Brass Band Championship
Images of the Own Choice Contest

Pictures by Ian Clowes
Words by Iwan Fox

More great images from Ian Clowes of Goldy Solutions can be found at:
www.pbase.com/troonly/2011_ebbc


The EBBC Trophy - the final prize


Frank Renton gets proceedings underway


'A confident start has energy and detail'


MD - Selmer Simonsen - 'The musical intention is there'


Lyngby-Taarbaek [Denmark]


'There is detail and precision about this'


'a very cultured musical approach by MD' - Ivan Meylemans


Noord-Limburgse [Belgium]


'Plenty of wonderful playing and a super reading'


'MD takes some risks' - James Gourlay


Treize-Etoiles [Switzerland]


'certainly a big banger!'


'plenty left in the tank to really explode' - MD Erik Jannsen


Schoonhoven [Netherlands]


'virtuosi euphonium'


'Stunning percussion playing is so effective'


Fairey (Geneva) [England], - MD Russell Gray


'some stunning ensemble work'


'real sensuous feel to the playing'


Manger Musikklag [Norway], MD - Peter Szilvay


'well paced fugue sets band up for their best playing'


'there is some fine ensemble work'


Kingdom Brass [Scotland], MD - Andrew Duncan


'Excellent ensemble clarity'


'Plenty of wierd and wonderful effects'


Tredegar [Wales], MD - Ian Porthouse


'Wonderfully measured atmoshpheric start'


'The technique on display is stunning'


Cory Band [Wales], MD - Dr Robert Childs



Norfolk Wherry Brass - Norfolk Wherry Brass Memorial Concert

Sunday 21 July • Lingwood Village Hall. Station Road. Norwich. Norfolk. NR13 4AZ


Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band - Eastbourne Bandstand - 1812 concert

Wednesday 31 July • Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3AD


Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band - Commercial Square Bonfire Society, The Jumping Jac

Saturday 3 August • The Paddock. Little Paddock Lane. Lewes BN7 1UU


Gresley Colliery Band - Byrkley Park Garden Centre

Saturday 10 August • Byrkley Drive, Rangemore St, Burton upon Trent . DE13 9RN


Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Gawsworth Hall, Macclesfield

Sunday 11 August • Gawsworth Hall, Church Lane, Gawsworth SK11 9RN


Harlow Brass Band

July 18 • Musical Director required. Harlow Brass are looking for a new musical director. We are a very friendly band who perform at various local events and hold our own concerts throughout the year. We rehearse on a Thursday evening in Harlow.


Amesbury Town Band

July 18 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed, especially solo cornets, Eb horns, trombones and percussionists. We don't contest, so feel free to drop in if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. See our Learners' page


Worsbrough Brass

July 18 • Cornet/Horn/Trom/Bass players required. Positions negotiable. Friendly band located just off the M1 (Jnct. 36). Currently undergoing a rebuilding process, we have 18 players around the stand and are just looking for the remaining few elusive players.


John Maines

BA (Hons)
Presenter, compere and conductor