2009 European Brass Band Championships - Gallery: B Section

1-May-2009

Selection of postcard pictures from this year's B Section at the European Championships


Comments by Malcolm Wood
Photos by Ian Clowes, Goldy Solutions. Go to www.goldysolutions.co.uk


"Around the Town" ahead of the competition



Kursaal Hall - Auditorium

Time: 9.00am
Drogeheda Brass Band (Republic of Ireland), 1
Conductor: Michael Maher


"...lots of good playing on show"


"A thoughtful reading with lots of attention to detail and confident playing"


"Full of energy, good ensemble and percussion playing"

Time: 0935hrs
Murley Silver Band (Northern Ireland), 2
Conductor: William Hill


"New Colonial March gets the band off to a good start"


"Catedrales...has lots to admire"


"A well delivered programme from the Northern Ireland contenders"

Time: 1015hrs
Brass Band Wipptal (Italy), 3
Conductor: Martin Gruber


"...some excellent solo and ensemble playing"


"Catedrales is very descriptive and well portrayed"


Wipptal..."produced the goods this morning."

Time: 10.55hrs
Austrian Brass Band of the University of Music and
Performing Arts Graz (Austria), 4
Conductor: Prof. Uwe Koell


"...lots of attention to detail comes through"


"Lots of good playing on show"


"The Irish jig comes to Belgium... Peter Graham's Gaelforce"

Time: 1140hrs
Brass Band Senjorai (Lithuania), 5
Conductor: Piet Visser


"lots of attention paid to the tempi and dynamics"


"commendable performance with effective dynamics"


"Terra Tremuit is engaging on the ear"

Time: 1140hrs
3ba-brass (Germany), 6
Conductor: Franz Matysiak


" fully committed with persuasive tempos and dynamic contracts"


" Wilby's Paganini receives a robust interpretation"


" A really good overall performance"

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