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Thursday 21 May, 2020

A new era beckons for Stavanger Brass Band following the election of Anders Rydberg as the ensemble’s chairman at its annual general meeting. He will replace Ulf Rosenberg, who relinquishes the role after many years leading the Norwegian band.

A well-known figure in the brass band scene in Norway, Anders is a former percussionist with Stavanger Band, and has played a key role in the Siddis Brass committee for several years.

Commenting on his new position, Anders told British Bandsman: “It is with great pleasure and humility that I take on this important role in the band. I also want to thank Ulf Rosenberg for everything he has done as chairman for the past decades. Be reassured that he will continue to be part of the board, in another role.”

News of the management change comes as Stavanger, like bands far and wide, takes stock during the COVID-19 pandemic. The band, which is the reigning Norwegian champion, is due to represent Norway at the European Brass Band Championships in Malmö in 2021.

Karianne Flåtene Nilssen, leader of Stavanger Band’s music committee and its principal trombonist, said: “We are thrilled to have recruited Anders to this vital role and we are very much looking forward to the upcoming season, when things get back more normal."

Image: Kathinka Skott Hansen/Rogalands Avis.