In 2012 the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (AoBBA) under the auspices of Chairperson, Alan Morrison, issued all adjudicator members the guidelines for effective adjudication of all U.K. and worldwide competitions. This document (Performance Assessment Criteria – PAC) is reproduced for bands and conductors in order that they may rehearse their competition pieces in line […]
Stephen Robert’s ‘Reflections on Swan Lake’ has been chosen as the 2015 British Open Test Piece at the Symphony Hall in September this year. This follows the success of Stephen’s well respected score ‘Arabian Nights’ which was used at the same contest in 2013. In his article, Stephen writes about score interpretation with a particular […]
One of the popular Saddleworth Whit Friday Contests has announced that their adjudicator with be ABBA member Stephen Tighe. Christine Talboys-Smith from the Grotton contest organisation is delighted with the appointment and looks forward to a grand evening of banding at the venue.
ABBA unboxes its dark art! The Association is poised to launch a raft of initiatives that shine a brighter light on the mystery of their dark art in the ‘box’, and which usher in what the organisation’s Chairman, Alan Morrison, pronounces as a new era of transparency – Nicola Bland from Brass Band World magazine brings the detail