3rd place on Championships debut !

This was the first foreign contest for the band in the Championships Division ! Despite the indifferent weather there was no dampening of the musical spirits in Cornwall as the famous West of England Bandsman’s Contest took place at Molinnis Park in Bugle. The Championship Section title and the famous Royal Trophy were won for the 31st time by St…

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Adjudicating in Bad Kissingen

The second weekend of May the German Brassband Championships took place for the 7th time. The German organsiation had choosen some great classic compositions as set test pieces. All composed by Gilbert Vinter and Eric Ball. Frank Renton from England and Geir Ulseth from Norway completed the team. It all started Friday evening with the performance of the set test…

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European Brassband Championships Utrecht 2018

The day after: What a great event we hosted in Utrecht ! Such a joy to be member of 2 fine adjudicating teams. Russell Gray, Joe Parisi, Jan de Haan, Blaise Heritier, Ian Porthouse, Tormod Flatten, Simone Rebello and Martin Winter: thank you all for being great company. Even better to see you all liked a dutch treat: Broodje kroket…

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European Brassband Championship 2018 Utrecht

Busy times studying the scores for the European Brassband Championships. On thursday 3rd of  May the Final of the European Soloist competition  will take place in Tivoli Utrecht. Together with  Simone Rebello, Tormod Flatten and Martin Winter I will form the adjudication team. Looking forward to see Russel Gray and Brassband Schoonhoven doing the accompaniment of the 3 best solist…

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Romeo + Juliet

21 Arpil 2018 the NNJO gave a concert  in the Odeon theater in Zwolle. The guest solist of this concert was Jeroen Rienties, Tenor. The Program included a wide variety of music such as:  Chicken Run, Harry Potter Symphonic Suite, Gabriel’s Oboe in a version for 2 Oboe soloists, Suite from the Ballet “Romeo and Juliet”, Nessun Dorma, El Cumbanchero,…

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Luzerner Jugend Brassband 2018

The first week of April I was invited as Guestconductor of the Lucerner Jugend Brassband. After some years where my scedule was to busy I finally could accept the invitation to be guestconductor of the Lucerner Jugend Brassband 2018. We worked on a  thrilling program, with the local young soloist Manuel Zemp performing Rhapsody for Trombone by Gordon Langford. I…

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Muziekvereniging Onderling Genoegen: Spring is in the Air

Bloeiende vereniging, alle onderdelen speelden op het gezamenlijk concert! Fanfare orkest Onderling Genoegen, het opleidingsorkest van OG en het koor GO4 Singing gaven op 24 maart een voorjaarsconcert. In een zeer goed gevulde zaal opende het opleidingorkest onder leiding van Ati Lust. Wat geweldig om de nieuwe muzikanten en Ati  zo te zien samenwerken. Daarna was het de beurt aan…

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Onbegrensd Genieten with the Royal Wind Band Delft

De Koninklijke Harmoniekapel viert dit jaar haar 135e verjaardag. Op 18 Maart werd dit jaar Feestelijk geopend met 2 uitverkochte concerten in het WestCord Hotel Delft.   Op het programma stonden: La Primitiva, Jef Pendes Foundry, John Mackey Libertadores, Oscar Navarro Slava, A Concert Overture, Leonard Bernstein Mannin Veen, Haydn Wood Oblivion, Astor Piazzolla Danza Sinfonica, James Barnes Second Suite…

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Norwegian Brassband Championships

Last weekend had my debut at the NM ! Rong brass invited me quite a while ago, Rong was playing 3rd division but planned to go for the wildcard for the 1st division. This wildcard is open for all bands who want to compete in the first section, bands sent in a recording of a set test piece and some…

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