Willebroek takes the Belgian National Title
Congratulations to Brass Band Willebroek and their Musical Director, Frans Violet on a resounding National win this weekend. The weekend was hosted by the CC Zwaneberg venue in Heist-op-den-Berg, organised by VLAMO and saw 12 bands perform at consistently high levels across all sections of competition.
Brass Band Willebroek secured its victory with superb performances of both the set-work, 'REWrite RELapse'by Stan Nieuwenhuis and the own-choice selection of Roland Szentpali’s 'Concerto for Brass Band'. The band won by a convincing margin of 12 points over the closest rivals, thanks to the adjudicating team of Dr Robert Childs, Mareika Gray, Reid Gilje awarding the band first place in both parts of the competition.
Speaking to BBW about the event Robert Childs stated, “The levels of performance heard this weekend were excellent and it was a real pleasure to listen to every band at this well organised event. Willebroek really did treat us to two outstanding performances, and in the end made the decision for Mareika, Reid and myself pretty straight forward.”
Willebroek will now be invited to represent Belgium at the 2019 European Championships in Montreux.
Set Work + Own Choice = Total (percentage out of 600 marks)
1. Brass Band Willebroek (291/291 = 582 (97.0%)
2. Festival Brass Band 288/282 = 570 (95.0%)
3. Nord Limburgse Brass Band (279/276 = 555 (92.50%)
4. Brass Band Leieland 285/264 = 549 (91.50%)
5. Brass Band Zele (273/267 = 540 (90.0%)
6. Brass Band Heist 267/261 = 528 (88.0%)
7. Kortrijk Brass Band 264/258 = 522 (87.0%)
Best Percussion: Brass Band Leieland
1. Brass Band Scaldis: 279/279 = 558 (93.0%)
2. Brass Band Bacchus: 282/267 = 549 (91.50%)
3. Brass Band Gent: 276/264 = 540 (90.0%)
4. Kon BB Grensbewoners Smeermas: 249/240 = 489 (81.50%)
5. Braz' Art: 258/222 = 480 (80.0%)
6. Brass Band Panta Rhei: 240/228 = 468 (78.0%)
1. Young Brass Band Willebroek: 273/285 = 558 (93.0%)
2. Brass Band Euterpe : 234/246 = 480 (80.0%)
1. Mercator Brass Band: 272/268 = 540 (90.0%)
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