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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

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January 14 • Flowers bloom again in Skegness as David Childs leads them to Butlins title.


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January 14 • It's Butlins joy for 3BA Brass and Shirland as they take the Youth and Junior titles in Skegness

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Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Wind Soloists

Friday 19 January • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE

The Brighouse & Rastrick Band - EYMS Brass Band at Hull City Hall

Saturday 20 January • Hull City Hall. 67 Carr Lane,. Kingston upon Hull HU1 3RQ

Wantage Silver - Gary Curtin

Saturday 20 January • Reading Central Salvation Army RG1 7JR

Black Dyke Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 20 January • Morley Town Hall, Morley, Leeds LS27 8DX

The Hepworth Band - Soprano Sarah Ogden

Sunday 21 January • Christ Church, Sude Hill, New Mill, Holmfirth HD9 7BL

The Corsham Band

January 16 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.

Marshfield Band

January 15 • CONDUCTOR WANTED: We are a 4th section standard non-contesting band from the village of Marshfield near Chippenham. We perform at a variety of events in the region throughout the year and are seeking a new committed local conductor to lead us.

Matlock Band

January 15 • Matlock Band (Midlands 3rd section) Requires Solo Trombone player for regional competition and beyond.

Dr. Stephen Arthur Allen

D. Phil. (Oxon) [Ph.D Oxford University], GBSM, LTCL, ABSM, ALCM, Cert. Ed.