Wednesday, 4 April 2012

It is with great pleasure the European Brass Band Association announces the final band line-up for the European Brass Band Championships in Rotterdam the first weekend in May:

A Section - Championship Section
Manger Musikklag (Defending European Champion)
Brass Band Oberösterreich (Austria)
Noord Limburgse Brassband (Belgium)
Lyngby Taarbæk (Denmark)
Black Dyke Band (England)
Brass Band Nord Pas-de-Calais (France)
Brass Band Schoonhoven (Netherlands)
Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag (Norway)
The Co-operative Funeralcare Band (Scotland)
Ensemble de Cuivres Valaisan (Switzerland)
Cory Band (Wales)

B-section Bands:
Austrian Brass Band of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria
Brass Band Wipptal, Italy
Brassband Heman, Netherlands
1st Old Boys Silver Band, Northern Ireland

Jury Teams
European Composers Competition Final Thursday 3rd May
Philip Sparke
Oliver Waespi
Ed de Boer

Set Test Piece Friday 4th May & B Section Saturday 5th May
Arsene Duc
Andrew Berryman
Frans Violet

Own Choice Test Piece on Saturday 5th May
Kar Ole Midtbø
Garry Cutt
Klaas van der Woude

Own Choice music being Performed

Within Blue Empires, Paul Lovatt-Cooper
31342 feet, Ludovic Neurohr
Old Licks Bluesed Up - Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen
Audivi Media Nocte, Oliver Waespi
Vienna Nights, Philip Wilby
From Ancient Times, Jan Van der Roost
Audivi Media Nocte, Oliver Waespi
Spiriti, Thomas Doss
Masquerade, Philip Wilby
Revelation, Philip Wilby
Spiriti, Thomas Doss

From May 3-6 2012 the Rotterdam concert hall De Doelen will provide stage to several high class brass events with the best of European Brass Bands and soloists on stage.

For the European Brass Band Championships Nationals Champions from all over Europe have qualified for the competition. Together with reigning 2011 European Champion Manger Musikklag they aim for the 2012 title in two competition rounds on Friday May 4th and Saturday May 5th 2012.

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