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Results: 2011 French Open

Willebroek return to from to take French Open title in Amboise.



There was a welcome return to top class form for the former European champions Brass Band Willebroek at the French Open in Amboise on the weekend.


Under the baton of Frans Violet they took the honours from English representatives Lockwood in second place with Brass Band de Contrai of France in third.

Willebroek’s euphonium star Stef Pillaert took the ‘Best Soloist’ award.

There were section honours for Brassage Brass Band, Mons St George Brass Band, Concordia and Brass Band de la Gourge, who as a result were promoted to the Third Section for the 2012 event.

Outstanding concert

Willebroek later gave an outstanding Gala Concert performance much to the appreciation of the audience packed into the Theatre Beaumarchais.

A full report from the event will appear here in the next few days.

Adjudicators: David Horsfield, Philip Sparke, Dennis Wilby, Pascal Eicher

1. Willebroek — 117.5
2. Lockwood — 114.5
3. Courtrai — 111.25

First Section:
1. Brassage Brass Band — 109.5
2. Brass Band Borgiacq — 108

Second Section:
1. Mons St George Brass Band — 106.25

Third Section:
1. Concordia — 104.75

Fourth Section:
1. Brass Band de la Gorgue — 108.25
2. Blackley — 104.25
3. Brass Band du CRR de Tours—101.25


Result: 2018 London & Southern Counties Regional Championship: First Section

March 17 • Sandhurst Silver strike gold as they head to Cheltenham as champions alongside qualifiers Amersham

Ebbw Valley

Result: 2018 Welsh Regional Championship: First Section

March 17 • Ebbw Valley notch up another Area title success to head to Cheltenham with Burry Port Town at their side.


Result: 2018 North of England Regional Championship: Second Section

March 17 • North Skelton power their way to Cheltenham with J36 at their side after they made light of the opposition in Durham to take the Second Section title.


Result: 2018 North of England Regional Championship: First Section

March 17 • It's Harrogate and Houghton who deliver the musical metamorphosis to head to Cheltenham.

Contest: London & SC Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Contest: Welsh Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, Swansea SA1 4PE

Contest: North of England Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • The Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Black Dyke Band - Victoria Hall, Bolton

Saturday 17 March • 37 Knowsley St, Bolton BL1 2AS

Contest: London & SC REgional Championships

Sunday 18 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

March 17 • Musical Director due to work commitments, the Wakefield Metropolitan Band seeks applications for this position. 1st section band with a 5th place at the areas. We require someone with the drive and ambition to take us to the next level is this you ?

Walsall Brass Band

March 17 • WALSALL BRASS BAND are looking for Cornets, 1st Baritone, 2nd Euphonium, Bb Bass and Percusion.

Cheshire Constabulary Band

March 17 • We are urgently looking for a Tenor Horn, Cornet and snare drummers (for our Corps of drums). Smart friendly well run band with varied engagements, just one rehearsal a week. Open to all walks of life ( you do not need to work for the Police!)

Gary Davies

Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator