Richard Franklin and Philip Biggs are delighted to confirm that plans are well advanced for the 2009 All England Masters International Brass Band Championship and Gala Evening Concert which takes place at the Corn Exchange, Cambridge on Sunday 24th May. The test-piece, as previously announced, is “Masters of Space and Time” by Emmy Award-winning TV and film composer Bruce Broughton.
The bands who have so far entered the Championship are as follows:
- 1st Old Boys Association Silver Band
- Aveley & Newham Band
- BTM (PHS) Band
- Brassband Buizingen
- Brass Band Willebroek
- Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band
- Desford Colliery Band
- Fairey Band
- Fodens Richardson Band
- Jaguar (Coventry) Band
- Kirkintilloch Band
- Metropole Brass Band
- Redbridge Brass
- Reg Vardy Band
- Rothwell Temperance Band
- Sovereign Brass
- Virtuosi GUS
- Wingates Band
- Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel Band
To mark the twentieth anniversary of the All England Masters a special concert following the Championship will be staged. Details will be released shortly regarding this.
Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by telephoning the Corn Exchange Box Office on 01223 234090. From the United States: 011 44 1223 234090.
The dates for the 2010 and 2011 All England Masters International are 30th May and 29th, respectively.