End of an era

· May 11, 2007

The Göteborg Brass band is no more… This is not news for the band and many of the fans, including me, but it feels weird and very sad.

I must say that I fully understand the reasoning behind the decision and that it’s probably the right thing to do - but still it so sad…

For me personally the band has been something of my idols (and almost legends) for a long, long time. Then, in 2005, i got to play with the band myself. I still remember the day in the office - doing cartwheels and scream (like many other days, i hear some people say :)). That also was the start of 2 fantastic years with the band. Very very hectic with many travel hours to rehearsals and lots of time away on tours.

I wouldn’t change a thing! It was so great, so many memories surface; just to walk in on stage with such a great band and great friends, to take part of the immense knowledge during rehearsals, feeling support. For me the highlight was to take up the solo euphonium chair for a semester (spring 2006). Every rehearsal was a thrill.

So to all the people in the band: THANK YOU for some lovely memories and great times. It will take a very long time (if ever) to follow the GBB act. You (we?) are the greatest band in Sweden.

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