facebook twitter rss vimeo shop label


Dutch Open to be broadcast live

The third Dutch Open Championship will be broadcast live by Brasspass.tv and Mirasound as 11 bands in two sections battle for the entertainment titles.

Dutch Open
  The third Dutch Open takes place this weekend on Drachten

The third Dutch Open Championship is being held in Drachten on Saturday 9th June.

Brasspass.tv has joined up with Mirasound to bring you the live-stream action (starting at 1.15pm BST) with the four bands competing in the Second Division. It will be followed by seven bands competing in the Championship Section (5.00pm BST).


The contest takes place in the De Lawei venue where the bands will try to impress the adjudication team of Jan Van der Roost and Danny Oosterman with their entertainment programmes which will include a major own-choice test-piece selection. The defending champion is Brass Band Rijnmond.

The results of the Second Division will be announced around 4.15pm (BST) with the Championship winners revealed around 10.00pm (BST).

Competing bands:

Championship Section:

Brassband Rijmond
Amsterdam Brass
Provinciale Brassband Groningen
De Wâldsang Buitenpost
Soli Brass Leeuwarden
Brassband Schoonhoven A
Brassband Pro Rege Heerenveen

Second Division:

Constantijn Huygens Appingedam
Brassband Roosendaal
Mercator Brassband (BE)
De Bazuin Oenkerk

A4 Brass quartet

A4 Quartet selected for acclaimed development programme

September 22 • The A4 Quartet has become the first brass ensemble to be part of the City Music Foundation Artists Programme.


50 year surprise for Renfrew sop stalwart

September 22 • Soprano stalwart George Mullin was presented with Life Membership of the Scottish Brass Band Association at a surprise party in his honour.


Foden's announce Regent Hall programme

September 22 • You will be able to have a sneak pre-National Championship preview of 'Handel in the Band' with Foden's at Regent Hall the night before the big Albert Hall contest...

Brass Fest

BrassFest UK closing date looms

September 22 • The closing date for the inventive BrassFest UK Entertainment Contest is looming — and you don't have to travel to take part either...

Roberts Bakery Band - St Luke's Hospice Gala Concert

Saturday 22 September • St Mary's Church, Church Ln, Nantwich CW5 5RQ

Medway Band - Barbershop & Brass concert

Saturday 22 September • Langley Park School for Boys. South Eden Park Rd . Beckenham . Bromley. BR3 3BP

Black Dyke Band - Lucerne Switzerland

Saturday 22 September • KKL, Europaplatz 1, 6005 Luzern, Switzerland 6002

The Fairey Band - Celebrating 150 years of Lytham Methodist Church

Saturday 22 September • Lytham Methodist Church. Park Street. Lytham Saint Annes . FY8 5LU FY8 5LU

Werneth Concert Band -

Saturday 22 September • The Parish Church of All Saints, Church Street South, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 7RU

Watford Band

September 22 • Watford Band are a friendly bunch! If you are flugelhorn or baritone player or you play the tuned percussion and you want to join a band with a vision, we are aiming for the 3rd section promotion next year.. .

Matlock Band

September 22 • Are you heading to university this year ? Matlock Band welcomes players in all sections. Lifts available from Loughborough, Nottingham, Derby and Chesterfield as well as direct rail link from Derby.

Matlock Band

September 22 • Matlock Band (4th section 2019) Has vacancies for brass and percussion players. Under our new Musical Director Chris Banks, we are re-building the band to hit the ground running in 2019. Key positions available include Soprano Cornet and Flugel.

Jonathan Pippen

Conductor, Adjudicator, Trombone Soloist & Clinician