Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 26 February 2019


The East Anglian Brass Band Association is delighted to announce its Brass For Youth Project 2019.

 Association Secretary, Christine Wade, said “On 2nd June we are welcoming the 2018 National Champions, Fodens Band to St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich to present our 81st Gala Concert commencing at 6.30pm. Thanks to support from the Norwich Freemen’s Charity, the Geoffrey Watling Charity and donations in memory of our late Secretary/Life Vice President Dianne Hastings we are able to offer up to 250 young brass musicians aged 16 or under from Norfolk and Suffolk a free ticket to the concert. Dianne Hastings who worked tirelessly for the Association was Secretary for over 42 years and Life Vice President for 3 years”.

The concert is preceded by a Solo & Quartet contest in Blackfriars Hall Norwich. This will consist of junior and senior slow melodies, air varies and quartets.

Anyone wishing to apply for free tickets or requiring more information regarding the Solo & Quartet contest should email

Free tickets will be allocated in the order that a completed form is received by the Association.

Tickets are on sale to the general public priced at £13.00 and £15.00 if purchased before 31st March and £15.00 and £17.00 respectively if purchased after that date. To purchase tickets email or telephone 01449 672600 or 07790241299.

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