TRIBUTE TO JAMES SCOTT

The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (AoBBA) have expressed their sympathy on the death of Honorary Member Mr James Scott. James (Jim) was well known both as an excellent cornet player and conductor and of course an expert adjudicator. The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators acknowledge the excellent and loyal service Jim gave to brass […]

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Annual General Meeting – 10th January 2021

Annual General Meeting – 10th January 2021

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 […]

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Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid Training

‘Mode for’ is offering places on the MHFA England Mental Health First Aider course, starting on 27th July. Places are discounted from £300pp to £175pp but AoBBA members can get a further 10% discount off the price to £157.50. You can register here: https://mhfaengland.org/course-booking-form?id=3f105fa6-3bc5-ea11-a813-000d3ab19990 Registration closes on 21/7/2020 so grab your space now. Details are […]

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New Trainee Adjudicator – Matthew Whitfield

New Trainee Adjudicator – Matthew Whitfield

The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (AoBBA) would like to welcome Matthew Whitfield to the Trainee Adjudicator scheme. Matthew is a trained teacher, is an experienced brass band musician, and currently conducts Rivington and Adlington Band and plays percussion in the Pemberton Old Wigan Band. Martin Heartfield, AoBBA Trainee Mentor writes… We are delighted to […]

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Midlands Regional 3rd Section – Report

Midlands Regional 3rd Section – Report

Following the results mix-up at the 2020 Midlands 3rd Section Regional competition, an investigation has been undertaken by an experienced member of the AoBBA Executive.  Following the investigation, a detailed report has been produced which lays out the terms of reference of the investigation, facts of the occurrence, conclusions and recommendations. In summary, there was a human adjudicating […]

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Joint Statement with Midlands Region

Joint Statement with Midlands Region

The Association of Brass Band Adjudicators (AoBBA) and Midlands Regional Committee deeply regret the breakdown of the results collation procedure that took place post the recent 3rd Section performances.  Fundamental errors took place, which goes against the high standards set by both the AoBBA and all the Regional Committees.  The Midlands Region Chairman John Slater […]

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