Saturday 19 May a delegation from EBBA visited Palanga to listen to the concert of Brass Band Willebroek in the Palanga Concert Hall which is the proposed venue to host the European Brass Band Championships in 2020.
The delegation presented positive feedback on the impact of the acoustic shell solution on the stage in ‘Palanga Konsert Sale’. Under the given circumstances and with the other improvements to the Palanga Concert Hall and facilities, the EBBA Executive Committee now believes that Palanga will be able to host the world’s most prestigious brass band contest in 2020. This will be their recommendation to the EBBA General Meeting later this year.
For the following years the Executive Committee is in discussion with:
- Malmö 2021/2022
- Innsbruck 2021/2022
- Stavanger 2023 (letter of intent is signed in March 2018)
The Executive Committee will mature all these alternatives towards an EBBA General Meeting decision early in the autumn of this year.
The purpose of the meeting will be to approve the host cities / organisers / halls based on a recommendation from Executive Committee and to give EC the mandate to finalise the respective Management Contracts.
The EBBC 2019 will take place Montreux Switzerland.