NABBC Area Test Piece Workshops.

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  1. Frontman

    Frontman Member


    Once again, the time has arrived for lower section bands to place a great deal of time and effort into the plan of attack for the Area Contests.
    The National Association of Brass Band Conductors have organised, as they have for the past few years, Area Test Piece Workshops around the country. All areas committees, with the exception of the South East, have arranged conductors, bands and venues, which are open to the public and available for everyone interested to attend. There will be a small charge for non-members attending at most of the workshops. Of course, members are admitted free.
    The area, venue and contact phone number are listed below.

    Number 2 Area. (Northern).
    Sunday 8th February 2004 at St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield University with Phillip McCann and the University Band. Commencing at 1200 noon.
    Sections 4,3,2 & 1.
    Contact; John Clay, 01422 201875 for full details.

    Number 3 Area. (Mildlands).
    Sunday 11th January 2004 at the Newstead Band Room, Newstead with the Newstead Band, Walter Ritchie and Duncan Beckley.
    All sections.
    Contact; Walter Ritchie, 01522 823702 for full details.

    Number 4 Area. (West of England).
    Sunday 11th January 2004 at Heavitree Hospital Social Club, Gledstone, Exeter. With Brian Buckley and Brian Howard.
    Only sections 3&4.
    Contact; Nick Chad. 01840 230258 for full details.

    Number 5 Area. (South Wales).
    Saturday 7th February 2004 at St Teilo’s Church, Cardiff with
    Dr Bob Childs and the Royal Welsh College Brass Band.
    All sections.
    Contact; Brian Buckley. 01792 205896 for full details.

    Number 6 Area. (Scotland).
    Sunday 25th January 2004 at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with the Scottish Co-op Band and Whitburn Band.
    Contact; Ray Tennant. 0141 589 6466 for full details.

    Regards, David Ashworth. PRO NABBC.
  2. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member


    Why has the South East area been left out?

  3. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    And North Wales?
  4. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Does that mean we can expect some middle-of-the-road, non-controversial interpretations :?: :wink: :lol:
  5. Dave Euph

    Dave Euph Member

    Wooo ... I get to work on all (bar the top) section test pieces. I've no problem with this ... but it means I have to get up on a Sunday! :)
  6. neiltwist

    neiltwist Active Member

    so does this mean that everyone vaguely near has to travel to huddersfield, ie, northwest, yorkshire, and north regions?
  7. Wonky_Baton

    Wonky_Baton Active Member

    I fancy this but dont know if Glasgow or Huddersfield is a better night out. Might as well make a weekend of it in any case.

    How much is it to join as a member, whats the criteria to join and what do you get out of it apart from a free place at a workshop?? :?
  8. rickcowens

    rickcowens Member

    Number 2 Area. (Northern).
    Sunday 8th February 2004 at St Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield University with Phillip McCann and the University Band. Commencing at 1200 noon.

    isnt this the same day as preston contest? most bands from the northern area will probably be there listerning to there rivels for the up coming areas or competing.

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