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French Open announces test piece choices

The French Open announces their list of test pieces for their 2018 Championship

aMBOISE
  The French Open offers plenty of attractions as well as great test-pieces.

The French Open Championship, which takes place in the historic town of Amboise in the beautiful Loire Valley, has announced its list of set-works for its 2018 contest, which takes place between the Friday June 1st to Sunday 3rd June.

Plenty of attractions

With the delights of the French town added to with an excellent contest experience based at the Theatre Beaumarchais and around the wonderful Chateau Royal d'Amboise, there is plenty to attract contenders in all sections.

Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band will provide the Gala Concert entertainment, with entrants for the event already coming from all over Europe.

Judges

The adjudication team for the event is headed by renowned trombonist and conductor Chris Jeans, alongside Swiss composer Ludovic Neurohr, Frederic Theodoloz, John Hudson and Michel Dubois.

With the delights of the French town added to with an excellent contest experience based at the Theatre Beaumarchais and around the wonderful Chateau Royal d'Amboise, there is plenty to attract contenders4BR

More information

For more information go to: http:/­/­www.openamboise.com/ and http:/­/­www.openamboise.com/­le-concours/

Championship Section:

Equilibrium (Paul Lovatt-Cooper)
Prima Vista Musikk

First Section:

The Saga of Tyrfing (Jacob Vilhelm Larsen)
Brass Factory

Second Section:

The Mansions of Glory (Jonathan Bates)
SP&S

Third Section:

Dimensions (Peter Graham0
Boosey & Hawkes

Youth/Fourth Section:

Little Suite for Brass No.1 (Malcolm Arnold)
Studio Music



Winter Gardens

Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: Championship Section

February 25 • Foden's make it a hat trick in Blackpool with Leyland joining them and pre-qualified Fairey in London.


Winter

Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: Second Section

February 25 • Middleton, Bollington and Flixton head to Cheltenham


Winter Gardens

Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: Fourth Section

February 25 • Lostock Hall takes the honours as Sale Brass join them in Cheltenham


Eccleston Brass Presentation

Result: 2018 North West Regional Championships: Third Section

February 25 • Eccleston takes the North West Third Section honours


Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 25 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool. FY1 1HU


Friary Guildford Brass Band - the best of Guildford's musical talent

Sunday 25 February • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX


Northop Silver Band - Northop Brass

Thursday 1 March • Northop Band Room CH7 6BQ


Regent Hall Concerts - Guildhall Brass Band

Friday 2 March • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ


Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Saturday 3 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

February 25 • FLUGEL PLAYER required to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.


Amington Band

February 25 • Amington Band are in desperate need of a Bass Trombone player for the Midlands Area on 10th March (and beyond!). We’re a friendly bunch of mixed ages, rehearsing under MD Alan Gifford on Mondays and Wednesdays 8-10pm in our band room in Tamworth.


Enderby Band

February 24 • Enderby Band are looking for a SOLO TROMBONE to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.


Alwyn Green

LRAM, LTCL
Conductor, composer, arranger, adjudicator, teacher and soloist