Young Ambassadors complete 75th Tour!

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by asteria, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. asteria

    asteria Member

    Young Ambassadors complete their 75th tour!

    Over the Easter bank holiday weekend the 'Young Ambassadors Brass Band Of Great Britain' (affectionately known as YABB), led by Frank Wolff, completed a whirlwind tour of Luxembourg.

    This is the staggering 75th international tour for the band, which has been running since 1978. The player line-up of the band changes with every tour, and hundreds of high-quality musicians from around Great Britain have taken part in the YABB 'scratch' band over the years.

    The band played 5 concerts, including Luxembourg City, Berbourg, Diekirch and Echternach, and enjoyed a warm reception at each venue. Concerts featured a wide range of music such as Florentiner March, Lightwalk, Riverdance, Get Happy, and to celebrate the 250th anniversary year of the birth of Mozart the band also featured popular items such as the Magic Flute overture and Elvira Madigan.

    The concerts also featured some superb soloists, these were Steve Gilbey (principal cornet), Claire Taylor (soprano cornet), John Squires-Evans (flugel and posthorn), Helen Varley (solo horn), Kieran Joy (solo trombone), Jason Nowell (bass trombone), Shawn Pagington (solo euphonium) and Chris Barnes (Eb bass). Due to last minute illness the band were short of a percussionist, and special mention should go to Scott Clarke who took up the challenge of assistant percussionist and also to coach driver James Emberson who took up the cornet for the first time in three years to take Scott's place on 3rd cornet.

    Many thanks also go to the stranger in the audience of the bandstand concert at Place D'Armes who bought the band several bottles of champagne!

    Details of the full band line-up and photographs of the tour can be found on the website at
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2010
  2. Matthew

    Matthew Active Member

    West Yorkshire
    Sounds like an excellent tour Helen and the bubbly will have topped that off nicely! :)
  3. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    Almost :(
  4. stephen_clapton

    stephen_clapton New Member

    And congratulations to Steve! :tongue:
  5. hornyas

    hornyas Member

    Poor Steve

    God love you Steve. hehe ;)
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