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Yamaha sponsors BBCA Conducting Competition and Gala Concert

Brass Band Conductors' Association logo made of a treble clef that looks like a conductor
Wednesday, 12 June, 2024

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Yamaha are once again sponsoring the Brass Band Conductors’ Association’s (BBCA) conducting competition. The BBCA is delighted to have them on board for this their annual flagship event which takes place on Saturday 15th June at Eccles Town Hall.

BBCA Chair, James Holt, commented: "Yahama have shown their commitment to the conducting competition over many years and the BBCA is very grateful for this. The day promises to be an exciting one with a high-class field of entrants taking part from around the globe. Good luck to all those involved!"

Watch the semi-finals

The ten semi-finalists will rehearse the fantastic Hammonds Band on either Resurgam by Eric Ball, or Rhythm of Light by Liz Lane under the watchful eye of adjudicators Sarah Groarke-Booth and Morgan Griffiths to earn a place in the final. The semi-final will be open to the public to watch, free of charge, between 11.15am and 2.45pm.

Gala Concert

Join us later at 7.30pm for the Gala Concert, which will feature the five finalists as they each conduct a piece played by the Eccles Borough Band as part of an entertaining  concert programme under the helm of Mareika Gray. The evening will conclude with the announcement of the winner and presentations. Entry is free with a retiring collection. Prior booking is not required.

For more information, contact bbca@bbe.org.uk

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