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National Association of Brass Band Conductors holds AGM

On Saturday 13th June, the National Association of Brass Band Conductors held their AGM. The meeting would normally be held ahead of the flagship Conducting Competition which sadly had to be cancelled this year due to Covid-19 restrictions and as such, the AGM also had to be held virtually on Zoom.

The main changes to the Executive Committee were the elections of John Clay to the position of Vice President, John Fricker as Vice Chairman and Rosie Banham from Brass Bands England as Membership Secretary.

Executive Committee

Chair – Mareika Gray

Vice Chairman – John Fricker

President – Russell Gray

Vice President – John Clay

Secretary – James Holt

Treasurer – Jane Clay

Membership Secretary – Rosie Banham (BBE)

PRO – Tom Hancock

Librarian – Ted Griffiths

Auditor – Ashley Ambler

Co-opted Members – Alex Parker (BBE) & Paul Holland


Regional Representatives (included in the Executive)

London & Southern Counties – Alan Duguid

Scotland – Stuart Black

Wales – Geraint Barnes

North of England – David Thornton

South West – Paul Holland

The Midlands – Tom Hancock


In addition, the constitution was updated to replace some of the more outdated aspects and make it more relevant to today’s times.

Chair Mareika Gray commented: “The loss of the conducting competition due to the Coronavirus is sad but we must look forward to the next one in 2021. I’m pleased our processes, particularly membership, are being streamlined through the partnership with Brass Bands England and I must give special thanks to Alex and Rosie for all their hard work”.

The NABBC will be announcing regional networking events for conductors once social gathering restrictions are eased further.

To join the NABBC (which includes membership of Brass Bands England), visit  Membership brings discounts on BBE events and training, insurance deals and free DBS checks, as well as access to BBE’s member resources.