Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by Keppler, Jan 17, 2005.
Interesting announcement from the YBS website
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Shame... but their decision....
we still love them
Does somebody knows, why they don't go to the European
I was so happy to see them in Groningen! :cry:
I should imagine the decision has been brought about mainly due to the loss of their sponsorship, and being unable to under-write the costs involved. It is a pity for them to miss a contest that has obviously suited them well in recent years; as to the question of a "bye" being approved, I'm not sure that it would receive favourable consideration, as it could be felt to set a dangerous precedent. A number of bands from various countries have withdrawn due to financial concerns in the past, and may feel somewhat annoyed if YBS are given special treatment, regardless of their record-breaking run in the competition.
Maybe 'King David' can explain the sadfull choice of YBS during his stay this week in the city of Groningen.
If money turns out to be the reason, it would be a real loss for the brass-world: how will other sponsors of championship-bands act after such a heavy decission?
What if the EBBA could sponsor YBS just for this only year? With their record of titles, YBS simply should be present at the EBBC.
Who is taking their place ? Reg Vardy ?
i doubt there will be another band to take our place as we were in the competition as reigning european champions not english champions.
I think it a great shame that YBS can't defend their title, but that the way it goes some times. I would certainly hope that EBBA do invite them for 2006.
Wouldn't they just invite the next highest finishing band from last years European Championships that didn't qualify?
Brass Band Willebroek are in, right?
Scottish Co-op are in right?
Fairey FP (Music) minus Mr. Walkley would be next right?
The Scottisch Co-op don't mention enything about the European Championships at their scedule on their website.
I know they have withdrawn for the Worldchampionships, but did they withdraw for the European as well?
They did - SEE http://www.4barsrest.com/news/detai...n+championships&year=2004&Submit=find&id=2680
Whitburn are taking their place
I think in the past, it also happened that a 2nd band from the organizing country was invited to replace a late withdrawal (maybe this was in 1st section, or I could also be completely wrong)
In that case De Bazuin Oenkerk would replace YBS...
Willebroek came 2nd last year, therefor Belgium can invite on more band to Groningen.
It`s a shame that YBS won`t attend the Europeans, because of their loss of sponsor, but it would be wrong by EBBA to sponsor them. I will just remind all of you, that other members in other bands have to pay out of their own pockets to get to the Europeans... (Last years trip to Glasgow costed each member of Stavanger brassband 300 pounds...)
Maybe you're right. YBS declines its automatic invitation as European Champion, so the invitation goes to the 2nd placed band, BB Willebroek (like, e.g., was done when Whitburn was invited instead of Scottish Co-op or B&R instead of Fairey's...) But Willebroek is also the reigning Belgian champion, so I think that the 2nd placed band from the Belgian Nationals should be invited (like the time that YBS was invited when Black Dyke were both European Champion and National Champion of GB...). That would be Brass Band Buizingen then...
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