Third Milestone Meeting: learning from the best - Siddis Brass Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Palanga EBBC 2020 team has just returned from the beautiful city of Stavanger, Norway where the third Milestone meeting took place.
With the guidance of European Brass Band Association President Ulf Rosenberg and GeneralSecretary Kor Niehof, Palanga team members Viktorija Puidokė, Jūratė Mitkevičiūte, Vygantas Rekašius and Andrius Rekašius discussed the progress in the preparations for the EBBC 2020 and projected further steps.
No coincidence the date of the meeting was chosen matching it to the one of the greatest brass band events - Siddis Brass. The entertainment competition Siddis Brass takes place every year in early November and is one of Norway's most important event for brass bands. Each band plays an entertainment program for 20 - 25 minutes. The winner qualifies for the participation in the English competition Brass in Concert.
This year Siddis Brass title was regained by Norway National Champions Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag, conducted by Reid Gilje. The band will also represent Norway at the European Championships in Palanga in 2020. It was a great pleasure to listen to the best Norwegian bands as well as meeting Anders Rydberg, manager of Siddis Brass 2019, sharing experience and visiting Stavanger konserthus Hall and other contest venues.