AoBBA Appoints Trainee Adjudicators

The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (AoBBA) is pleased to announce a new cohort of trainee adjudicators. The trainee’s will commence their two-year training programme in September and will be involved in live adjudications in conjunction with the official AoBBA adjudicators.

The new trainees are Stephanie Binns, Darren Hawken, Alan Hobbins, and Nicholas Sanders who are all established names within the brass band movement.

Martin Heartfield, Head of Trainee Adjudicator Programme commented “The association welcomes the new members to the association and continues to support new applications from a range of backgrounds and we wish them all every success”.

The adjudicator training scheme has been extremely successful, and the association now has a growing number of members who have graduated to full membership via the scheme. Nicholas Garman, secretary added “The above appointees are the first of the new trainees to be accepted as part of our latest recruitment drive and demonstrates our commitment to continual professional development as a core part of our operation”.

AoBBA also welcomes, as a full member, Gavin Saynor who is currently a member of the tuba section at Black Dyke Band and brings a wealth of experience as a player to the association.

Anyone interested in further information can contact Martin Heartfield (Head of Trainee Adjudicator Programme) by email at musicbloke@aol.com . Application forms can be downloaded on the AoBBA website: Apply for Membership – The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (aobba.com).