What's on, when? - Europeans 2006

The most exiting week in the brass band calendar has arrived, at last, and it is here in Belfast. Do not miss any opportunity you can to see the best in Europe slug it out, musically of course, in their quest to become European Champions 2006. A list of events follows. We encourage you to attend as many events as you possibly can and enjoy the wonderful concerts and competitions that make up the European Championships.

Saturday 22nd April 2006 12.00 -14.00
Concert of three N Ireland Brass Bands in Belfast City Centre.

Saturday 22nd April 2006 19.30
International Staff Band of the Salvation Army concert in Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church, Bangor.

Monday 24th April 2006 - 12.30 -13.30
Concert of Limavady Grammer School Band in Belfast City Centre (Castle Court).

Tuesday 25th April 2006 - 12.30 -13.30
Concert of Cambridge House School Band in Belfast City Centre (Custom House Square).

Wednesday 26th April 2006 -12.30 - 13.30
Concert of European Youth Brass Band in Belfast City Centre (Castle Court).

Thursday 27th April 2006 - 20.00
Gala Concert and Final of the 3rd European Composers Competition 2006 at the Ulster Hall, Belfast with the 1st Old Boys Band & Strabane Concert Brass presented by Frank Renton with guest soloist Alan Morrison, Ulster Hall, Belfast, 8.00pm followed by a short awards ceremony with the European Youth Brass Band.

Friday 28th April 2006 - 10.00
EBBA (European Brass Band Association) Conference.

Friday 28th April 2006 - 12.30
Official Reception and Opening Ceremony at Belfast City Hall. Concert by the European Youth Brass Band followed by official draw for European Brass Band Contest.

Friday 28th April 2006 - 13.45
Press Conference for European Brass Band Contest at Belfast City Hall.

Friday 28th April 2006 - 15.00
Composers talk with Ian Wilson and Elaine Agnew at the Studio Waterfront Hall, Belfast.

Friday 28th April 2006 - 17.00 - 21.00
European Brass Band Contest at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast. Test Piece (Championship Section).

Saturday 29th April 2006 - 9.00 - 12.30
European Brass Band Contest at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast. Test Piece & Own Choice Programme (B Section).

Saturday 29th April 2006 - 12.30 -13.30
Concert at Foyer, Waterfront Hall, Belfast.

Saturday 29th April 2006 - 13.30 - 18.00
European Brass Band Contest at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast. Own Choice Piece (Championship Section).

Saturday 29th April 2006 - 18.30 -19.30
Concert at Foyer, Waterfront Hall, Belfast.

Saturday 29th April 2006 - 20.00
Gala Concert European Brass Band Contest 2006 at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast with the Black Dyke Band (European Champions 2005) and with Festival Brass NI followed by the award ceremony with European Youth Brass Band .

Saturday 29th April 2006 - 22.30
European night and party with live music at the Foyer, Waterfront Hall, Belfast.

Sunday 30th April 2006 - 10.30 -11.45
Bandsman's Service at Sydenham Salvation Army Citadel.

Sunday 30th April 2006 - 12.00 - 14.00
Farewell concert with Eikanger Band and The European Youth Brass Band at the Studio, Waterfront Hall.

BANDS COMPETING EBBC 2006

Austria - Brass Band Oberoesterreich B-Section Conductor: Hannes Buchegger

Faroe Islands - Torshavn Brass Band B-Section Conductor: Ove Olsen

Ireland - Arklow Shipping Silver Band B-Section Conductor: John Bonner

Northern Ireland - Brass Band Laganvale B-Section Conductor: Ernest Ruddock

Belgium - Brass Band Willebroek Championship Conductor: Frans Violet

Denmark - Lyngby Taarbaeg Brass Band Championship Conductor: Ray Farr

England - Black Dyke Band (1855) Championship Conductor: Dr. Nichols J. Childs

England - Leyland Band Championship Conductor: Russell Gray

Scotland - The Newtongrange Band Championship Conductor: to be advised

Netherlands - Soli Brass Championship Conductor: Frans-Aert Burghgraef

Norway - Eikanger-Bjorsvik Musikklag Championship Conductor: Bjorn Sagstad

Switzerland - Brass Band Fribourg Championship Conductor: Arsene Duc

Wales - Buy-as-you-View Band Championship Conductor: Robert Childs

England - YBS Band Championship Conductor: David King


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