Norwegian Brassband Championships 2019 Bergen

Last Saturday Rong Brass competed in de 1st division of the NM. David Morton prepared the band really well before my arrival, and the band was excited after their win in Siddis 2018. So it was another great week of inspiring work in Rong ! Adjudicators: Jens Torolf Larsen, Thomas Beiganz and Christopher Parkes. First Division: 1. Krohnengen (Prof Nicholas…

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Midwinter concert featuring Lito Fontana

Last Saturday the Spikerpakkenband performed their Mid Winter concert . Guest soloist was Lito Fontana, what a star he is ! It was Fantastico ! The band performed a mix of styles, and Lito played some inspiring solos: Fantastic Polka – Arthur Pryor (solo Lito) and Aristotles air – Christopher Bond: a duet for Lito and Frans de Haan our…

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Kerst in Krommenie

Op 22 December was er weer het jaarlijks kerstconcert in Krommenie. fanfare orkest OG uit Krommenie trad samen op met koor Go for singing , Lidewei Loot en de jongste muzikanten van de vereniging. Het was weer prachtig om 2x voor een volle kerk te kunnen spelen. Zoals gebruikelijk mochten de jongste muzikanten van het orkest voor de volle kerk…

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Lichtjesavond in Delft !

Gisteren was het lichtjesavond in Delft. Wat is kerst toch een leuke traditie en zeker in Delft. Bij het ontsteken van de lichtjes in de kerstboom op het raadhuisplein is het ieder jaar weer enorm gezellig. Er komen jaarlijks circa 20.000 bezoekers !

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Working with 3 great brassband in Switzerland

Last weekend I was invited by Francois Roh to work with his bands in preparation to their Swiss Nationals. Great repertoire and great bands. Ensemble de Cuivre Valaisan worked on Concoerto Grosso by Derek Bourgeois and Myth Forrest from Stig Nordhagen. It was great to find the band in good shape. Ensemble de cuivre Ambitus worked on Excalibur by Jan…

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Brass Akademie Brassband Regensburg

Brassband Regensburg and the Evolution brassband Regensburg invited David Lea, Philip Harper and me to work for a week with both bands. We had a wonderfull week from Oktober 29 – Saturday 3 November with long days of hard work. The week was organised so well by Barney Lugosi. The Musik Akademie in Altesglofsheim is a beautifull venue for weeks…

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Applause for Johan de Meij

The celebration of johan’s 65st birthday and celebrating 30 years of his Symphony The Lord of the Ring was indeed a perfect concert. Johan wrote a comment: A dream came True!!! And I can only agree. We received an invitation to be part of this event some time ago. Johan asked if we could play Fellini for windband, circusband and…

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Addergebroed in concert

The Premiere of the Musical with the NNJO. The Noord Nederlands Youth Orchestra (www.nnjo.nl) premiered the Musical Addergebroed in theater de Kolk in Assen on september 15th. The musical tells a story about Johannes van Lier and the province of Drenthe. There will be more performances in 2018. The music and musical was written with a main role for the…

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Swinging Summer Tour 2018

The Noord Nederlands Jeugdorkest on tour! From august 29th to September 5th the NNJO visited the Dolomites in Italy and Zell am See in Austria! We rehearsed and performed in, Asolo, Calalzo de Cadore, Nevegal, Belluno, Sacile and Zell am See. Suzanne and Linda Kannegieter joined as vocalists this year. The Theatre in Asolo was so beautifull!!! In total 90…

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