The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (AoBBA) are hoping to turn a negative into a positive with their AGM on 10th January 2021.
The impact of COVID-19, distancing and lockdowns has resulted in everybody finding new ways of working, and the AoBBA Executive Team is no different. So successful have Team meetings been over Zoom, that the upcoming Annual General Meeting will also be held online! The traditional face to face meetings of previous years had started to see reduced attendance, mostly due to the time of year and distances needing to be travelled. The use of Zoom will eliminate these barriers, and a high turnout is expected.
In addition to the important business items of the AGM, including the election of the executive committee, there will be CPD for members on best practice in comment writing, particularly when summing up performances, so it is clear why places are given and how bands could improve for the future. Members and trainees will break into groups and analyse a variety of short performances from a range of bands and discuss appropriate comment writing.
Members and trainees should keep an eye out for more details in the next couple of weeks, via email.