Lux Futura: World Premiere in The New Church Delft

Last weekend the Royal wind band Delft performed the Golden Age concert in the New Church in Delft. What a great venue ! The Program was structured around the Golden Age, and was a overview of the history of Delft from this famous period which was also the start of Delft Blue. It took us all the way from the…

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New Trumpets !

Last Monday the week after the European Brassband Championships I visited the Yamaha Atelier in Hamburg with Gerard Koning to talk about Future plans ! Great people and friends. I could not resist buying some new trumpets ! After some years of not playing at all it is so much fun to play again ! Thank you Timo and Eddy…

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Gouden Spiker Festival featuring Arfon Owen

Op 12 en 13 april organiseerde de Spijkerpakkenband weer het Gouden Spiker Festival. Wat is dit toch een geweldige traditie, en het is indrukwekkend om te zien hoe ieder bandlid zich inzet om het festival tot een succes te maken. Tja dan heb je als dirigent ook je taken, zoals de solist ophalen ! Mooie klus en het was geweldig…

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10 years NNJO Evolution of a Orchestra

Last Saturday we celebrated the 10th birthday of the North Netherlands Youth Orchestra. In Theater the Kielzog. We performed a varied program with highlights of each year we passed. What a joy to be the conductor of this incredible group of young musicians ! Proud and Happy ! We invited Lidewei Loot, Jeroen Rienties and Musical Group Vals Alarm to…

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Afscheidsconcert als dirigent van Fanfare OG Krommenie na 11 mooie jaren

Wat was het een fantastisch afscheidsconcert ! Na 11 mooie jaren met vele mooi momenten was het in mijn ogen tijd voor een frisse wind voor OG ! Het was dus tijd om plaats te maken voor een nieuwe dirigent. Op 30 april vierden we de 11 mooie jaren met een prachtig concert. Wat was het indrukwekkend en wat is…

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Weekend with Brassband A7 in Memmingen

Last Weekend I worked in Memmingen as guest conductor of Brassband A7. I was invited by their conductor Thomas Wolf. It was a great weekend, with so much improvement, fun and disciplin ! Thank you for a great inspirational weekend and the great food !!!

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Dalmellington Brassband

March 10: So happy with my debut as conductor of Dalmellington Band during the Scottish Championships. The result was great ! 2019 Scotland – Championship Section Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019 Venue: Perth Concert Hall Test piece:Seascapes, Ray Steadman-Allen Adjudicator(s):Sarah Groarke Booth and Sheona White Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts 1 The cooperation band Russell Gray 191 4 2 Whitburn…

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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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