Withburn 7th in Royal Albert Hall

Erik’s Conducting debut in the Royal Albert hall

Withburn Band, the Scottish Champion invited Erik to be their conductor for the National Finals in the Royal Albert Hall. After good preparation  the result was a 7th place.

Erik ‘s debut was historical, he is the first Dutch conductor which performed in his contest.






The 7th place was the highest placing in years. B


Saturday 20th October
Test Piece: ‘Daphnis et Chloé’ (Ravel arr. Howard Snell)

Adjudicators: Paul Cosh, Ray Farr, Howard Snell
1. Foden’s, Allan Withington, 17
2. Brighouse & Rastrick, Professor David King, 11
3. Cory, Philip Harper, 6
4. Tongwynlais Temperance, Steve Sykes, 18
5. Fairey, Russell Gray, 5
6. Co-operative Funeralcare, Allan Ramsay, 19
7. Whitburn, Erik Jannsen, 16
8. Flowers, Paul Holland, 12
9. Black Dyke, Dr Nicholas Childs, 14
10. Leyland, Michael Bach, 8
11. Seindorf Beaumaris, Gwyn Evans, 9
12. Desford Colliery, Martin Winter, 2
13. Tredegar, Ian Porthouse, 3
14. Bournemouth Concert Brass, Major David Barringer, 15
15. Jaguar Land Rover, Dave Lea, 4
16. Rothwell Temperance, David Roberts, 7
17. Felling, Stephen Malcolm, 20
18. Zone One, Richard Ward, 10
19. Barton Town, Nick Sheppard, 1
20. Staines Brass, Melvin White, 13