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.