Netherlands National Test Piece Announced
It has been announced that the new set-work for the Championship Section of the Netherlands National Championships will be Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen's 'Old Blues Licked Up'. This follows the news that the original choice of 'Trajectum' by Rob Goorhuis, had been withdrawn by the NBK organisation.
Announcing the new test-piece the NBK stated: "We regret the course of affairs very strongly and will do everything on our side to prevent this happening again in the future.
We will have dialogue with the bands and conductors. In November we will conduct a survey with all Dutch brass bands and in the spring of 2019 will organise a plenary national meeting with the theme 'The Future of the NBK'"
Although the work has been performed as an 'own-choice' selection at the Norwegian, Belgian, Swiss and European Championships it will be the first time that it will be used as a set-work at a major National Championship event.