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EBBA announce European Youth Brass Band details

Wednesday 27 February, 2019

The European Brass Band Association is pleased to announce the line-up of players who will form the 2019 European Youth Brass Band (EYBB) in Montreux. This year will be the 16th consecutive year the band has been formed. Thirty-eight players aged between 18 and 22, from 15 different countries, will come to Montreux, Switzerland, in the week prior the 2019 European Brass Band Championships.

The week will start at 20 April with seating auditions and first rehearsal under the baton of Véronique Gyger. The EYBB will have a very busy schedule with rehearsals and concerts, social events. The players will also be able to enjoy listening to the very best bands in the world during the 42nd European Brass Band Championships on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April.

The annual highlight will be the band’s participation in the Gala Concert on Saturday evening. This year EYBB will share the stage with current European Brass Band Champion

Valaisia Brass Band conducted by Arsène Duc. The week closes with a Farewell Concert following the European Youth Brass Band Contest on Sunday 28 April.

Preliminary schedule

Thursday 25 April: Casino Montreux - Short concert after Final Composers Competition

Friday 26 April: Montreux Music & Convention Centre - Opening ceremony

Saturday 27 April: Auditorium Stravinsky - Gala concert together with Valaisia Brass Band

Sunday 28 April: Auditorium Stravinsky - Farewell concert