Friday 9th February, 2018 - Saturday 10th February, 2018


Grieghallen - Bergen Edvard Griegs plass 1, 5015 Bergen, Norway


Norwegian National Brass Band Championships 2018.

The Grieghallen in Bergen will be the place to be this weekend if you like to listen and see the 76 brass bands competing in 6 different divisions during NM Brass 2018.

The Elite division will see 10 bands and the main question is: will current European Brass Band Champion and Brass in Concert winner Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag regain their title for the 3rd consecutive time?

The winner of NM 2018 will be invited to the EBBC 2019 in Montreux.

Pliktnummer will be 'Aubade, Dawn Song of the Fabulous Birds' by Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen. Originally commissioned for the European Brass Band Championships 2003 in Bergen.

The contest will start at Friday 9 February at 9:30 hrs with the 2nd division. The Elitedivision will start 15:30 hrs.
Saturday 10 February bands in 1st and 4th division will enter the stage with the climax of the weekend starting at 14:45 hrs when the Elite division bands will perform their own choice pieces.

Participators Elite division - conductor - own choice pieces:
Bjørsvik Brass - Andreas Hanson - Revelation (Philip Wilby)
Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag - Ingar H. Bergby - Partita for Band (Wilfred Heaton)
Jaren Hornmusikkforening - Florent Didier - Journey of the Lone Wolf (Simon Dobson)
Kleppe Musikklag - Philip Hannevik - Journey of the Lone Wolf (Simon Dobson)
Krohnengen Brass Band - Nicholas Childs - Extreme Makeover (Johan de Meij)
Manger Musikklag - Peter Sebastian Szilvay - Raveling, Unraveling (Philip Sparke)
Molde Brass Band - Russel Gray - Music of the Spheres (Philip Sparke)
Oslo Brass Band - Robert Solberg Nilsen - … Dove Descending (Philip Wilby)
Stavanger Brass Band - Allan Withington - Goldberg 2012 (Svein H. Giske)
Tertnes Brass - Martin Winter - As if a Voice Were in Them (Oliver Waespi)

Adjudicators set test piece: Stig Nordhagen, Håkon Berge and Per Kristian Svensen
Adjudicators own choice pieces: Niels-Ole Bo Johansen, Jan Fredrik Christiansen and Dàvur Juul Magnussen

For full details regarding the event please check the website

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