East Anglian Brass Band Association

Founded 1st September 1931 - Registered Charity Number 1062760
Contact: Mrs Christine Wade   Tel: 01449 672600   Email: administration@eabba.org.uk
Founded 1st September 1931
Registered Charity Number 1062760
Contact: Mrs Christine Wade   Tel: 01449 672600
Founded 1st September 1931
Registered Charity Number 1062760
Contact: Mrs Christine Wade
Tel: 01449 672600
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Introduction
Welcome to the East Anglian Brass Band Associations website.

This site introduces the Association, giving a brief history and details of its Constitution, Membership and Events both recent and forthcoming.

The site also contains links to Member band websites and other associated musical websites.

Band Rehearsal
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2024 Gala Concert by the Brighouse & Rastrick Band

 

The Association is delighted to welcome back to Norwich the Brighouse & Rastrick Band to perform its Annual Gala Concert. The concert will take place on Sunday 2nd June at The Citadel, 34-36 St Giles Street, Norwich, NR2 1LL commencing at 3.00pm.

 

Tickets are priced at £16.00. For ticket information telephone 07934169721 or email administration@eabba.org.uk.


2024 Cornet workshop

 

On Sunday 2nd June commencing at 10.30am there will be a workshop for cornet players at Norfolk Police Training Centre, Hethersett Old Hall, Hethersett, Norwich NR9 3DW. The workshop will be led by the Principal Cornet of the Brighouse & Rastrick Band, Tom Smith. 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 ticket to Brighouse & Rastrick’s concert at The Citadel, 34-36 St Giles Street, Norwich, NR2 1LL commencing at 3.00pm.

 

Booking forms can be obtained by emailing administration@eabba.org.uk.


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


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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 Baglin (basses).

 

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 administration@eabba.org.uk.


Euphonium/Baritone workshop


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 administration@eabba.org.uk.

2022 Brass Training Day
On 30th October the Association held its Brass Training Day at Hellesdon High School, Norwich. 50 delegates had enrolled for the course which was led by the Musical Director of Leyland Band, Thomas Wyss. Sectional tutors, also from Leyland Band, were Iain Culross and Sacheus Pritchard (cornets), Ryan Broad (flugels), Rebecca Doyle (tenor horns), Danial Hohm (euphoniums and baritones) and Chris Doran (basses). Thomas Wyss led the trombones sectional.
Published by Stephen Wade - 10/8/2023
The Triple Crown Challenge
To mark the Association's 90th Anniversary in 2021 the Association commissioned a march 'The Triple Crown' composed by Philip Harper, the Musical Director of Cory Band.
Published by Stephen Wade - 1/8/2022
Online Queen's Platinum Jubilee Concert
The Online Queen's Platinum Jubilee Concert will be available for viewing from 10.00am on Thursday 30th June on the Association's YouTube Channel. It is not too late for bands to submit a video for inclusion in the concert.
Published by Stephen Wade - 23/6/2022
2022 Online Solo & Ensemble Contest
The results.
Published by Stephen Wade - 21/5/2022
2021 Brass Training Day
On Sunday 31st October the East Anglian Brass Band Association held its Annual Brass Training Day at Hellesdon High School, Norwich. Delegates from age 10 upwards had enrolled for the course.
Published by Stephen Wade - 8/11/2021
2021 Online Solo Contest Results - Day 2
The results.
Published by Stephen Wade - 16/5/2021
2021 Online Solo Contest Results - Day 1
The results
Published by Stephen Wade - 15/5/2021
Report on 2019 Brass Training Day
On Sunday 20th October the East Anglian Brass Band Association held its Annual Brass Training Day at the Hewett Academy, Norwich. Delegates from age 10 upwards had enrolled for the course.
Published by Stephen Wade - 31/10/2019
EABBA 81st Annual Spring Gala Concert
On Sunday 2nd June 2019 the 2018 National Champions, the Foden’s Band, made a return visit to St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich to perform the East Anglian Brass Band Association’s 81st Annual Gala Concert.
Published by Stephen Wade - 7/6/2019
Results of 2019 Solo & Quartet Contest
The results.
Published by Stephen Wade - 5/6/2019
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