2024 Gala Concert by the Brighouse & Rastrick Band
he Citadel, 34-36 St Giles Street, Norwich, NR2 1LL commencing at 3.00pm.
2024 Cornet workshop
34-36 St Giles Street, Norwich, NR2 1LL commencing at 3.00pm.
Grant from Postcode Places Trust
The East Anglian Brass Band Association is delighted to be awarded
a grant of £1,850.00 from Postcode Places Trust, a grant giving charity funded
entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Christine Wade, the Association’s Secretary said “The Trustees
are delighted and very grateful to have received the grant from Postcode Places
Trust. The Association has been in existence for over 90 years and each year
since its formation (except during the Second World War and Covid) has
presented a concert in East Anglia by one of the top brass bands in the
country. In addition for many years the Association has organised a Brass
Training Day with tutors from the top bands for the benefit of brass musicians
from across East Anglia. The grant from Postcode Places Trust will be used towards
some of the costs incurred in presenting these events”.
The 2023 Brass Training Day is on 29th October at Hellesdon High School, Norwich with tutors from the Foden’s Band. The 2024 concert is on 2nd June at Norwich Citadel and will be performed by the Brighouse & Rastrick Band.
Postcode Places Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The East Anglian Brass Band Association received £1,850 from the Postcode Places Trust which will be used towards future events.
Postcode Places Trust - www.postcodeplacestrust.org.uk
People Postcode Lottery - www.postcodelottery.co.uk
Brass Training Day 2023
On 29th October the Association held
its Brass Training Day at Hellesdon High School, Norwich. 60 delegates had
enrolled for the course with tutors from the Foden’s Band. Mark Bousie was the Course Leader and the
Euphonium and Baritone Tutor. Other tutors were Mark Wilkinson (cornets),
Jonathan Bates (flugels and tenor horns), Joe Purbrook (trombones) and Stuart
The delegates were privileged to accompany Jonathan Bates in the horn solo Slavische Fantasy (Hohne arr. Kerwin). Other music studied was The Bandwagon (Philip Sparke), Glow (Whitacre arr. Larsen), Prelude No. 1 (Joseph Knight), The Crazy Brass Machine (Mark Taylor arr. Sandy Smith), Across The Stars (Andrew Stevenson), and Mars, Mercury and Uranus from the Planets Suite.
Several delegates expressed their thanks for a very enjoyable and useful day.
The Association is grateful for the financial support of Norfolk County Council, Take Note Music Company and Post Code Places Trust.
A concert to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III
On Sunday 7 May the Foden’s Band (National Champions 2021 and 2022) will perform a concert to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III. The programme will include music for the Royal occasion and a “Last Night of the Proms” section.
Tickets are priced at £17.00 for the West Gallery and £15.00 for the Centre Stalls. There are discounts available for residents of Norfolk on tickets purchased by 31 March. Free tickets are available for young brass musicians (aged 16 and under) ordered before 31 March.
For ticket information telephone 07934169721 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sunday 7 May between 10.00am and noon there will be a workshop for euphonium and baritone players in St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich. The workshop will be led by the Principal Euphonium of the Foden’s Band, Gary Curtin. The cost to delegates is £25.00 per person (£20.00 per person for members of bands belonging to EABBA). Delegates will receive a free Centre Stall ticket to the Foden’s concert which commences at 3.00pm.
Booking forms can be obtained by emailing email@example.com.