3BA Concert Band

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"The sound, response and intonation were superb and suited us immediately. The Geneva instruments have changed the sound of 3BA in such a positive way.”

 

 

The 3BA Concert Band was founded in April 2005 as one of the first brass bands in Germany and is regarded as the flagship German brass band.

 

 Two years after its creation 3BA Concert Band took on their first contest, the first German Brass Band Championship 2007, then under the umbrella of the German Music Festival. 

 

In 2014 3BA Concert Band qualified to participate as the first German band to the European Championships in the Championship Section.

 

Since 2012 the band has competed in the Championship Division or A-Section participates, which is the highest possible rating category worldwide. The 3BA Concert Band achieved the title of Vice World Champion in the First Division in July 2013. In April 2014, the band competed in the Flemish Open  Championship Division and claimed fourth place.

 

 The musical director since the band's formation in 2005 is Franz Matysiak. He studied bass trombone at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich, where he held various orchestral engagements of his time, such as with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, the youth German Philharmonic, the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as their brass ensemble Blechschaden Munich. As a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service led him to study at Yale University, USA, where he was trained in the study Master of Music in Trombone Performance by John Swallow. At the renowned Festival Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute in 1991 he committed as a bass trombonist and performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. At the Academy of Music in Nuremberg / Augsburg he finished the 2008 program Concert line as the first graduate with the specification Brass Band.

 

Since its inception, the band has worked with several national and international recognized artists including Roger Webster (UK), David Childs (GB), Dankwart Schmid, James Gourlay (USA), Tijmen Botma (NL), Urs Bucher (CH), Michael Antrobus (N), Maurice Hamers (NL), Steven Mead (GB), Les Neish (GB), Alan Withington (GB), Guido Segers and Lothar Uth (lecturer at the University of Augsburg for Tuba).


The 3BA Concert Band is a band of the Bavarian Brass Band Academy (3BA). This academy has set a goal to spread the English sound tradition in Germany. It is a priority to support new start-ups and bands and to pass on  knowledge and skills. The association organizes the annual Bavarian Brass Band Camp at the Music Academy. Currently, the Academy has five bands in their ranks, more bands have now established with the support of the Academy's clubs.

 

Among the many appearances of 3BA Concert Band include major festivals such as the Big Sounds Festival in Böblingen, open air concerts such as in the context of Pfaffenhofener Culture Days and Crailsheim culture weekend concerts in concert halls, such as the Municipal Theater Ingolstadt or theater Eichstätt and church concerts and also partner concerts with brass bands and clubs. 

 

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