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Result: 2018 Swiss Open

Brass Band Berner Oberland claims the Swiss Open title at the KKL Hall in Luzern — their first victory at the event since 2004.

  Brass Band Berner Oberland won the title for the first time since 2004.


Adjudicators: David Childs; Pascal Eicher; Maurice Hamers; Stephan Hodel; Howard Lorriman
Set Work: Phoenicia — Symphonic Sketches for Brass Band (Stephan Hodel)

Set Work/Own Choice = Total

1. Brass Band Berner Oberland (Corsin Tuor): 173/168 = 341
2. Brass Band Treize Etoiles (James Gourlay): 168/173 = 341
3. Brassband Burgermusik Luzern (Michael Bach): 160/178 = 338
4. Ensemble de Cuivres Valaisan (Francois Roh): 169/168 = 337
5. Brass Band Fribourg (Maurice Donnet-Monay): 169/166 = 335
6. Brass Band Luzern Land (Herve Grelat): 167/168 = 335
7. Wallberg Band (Ivan Meylemans): 170/162 = 332
8. Liberty Brass Band Ostschweiz (Stefan Roth): 159/162 = 321
9. Oberaargauer Brass Band (Christoph Luchsinger): 156/153 = 309
10. Constellation Brass Band (Yvan Lagger): 151/156 = 307

Best Contest March: Brass Band Berner Oberland (Corsin Tuor)
Own Choice Prize: Brassband Burgermusik Luzern (Michael Bach)

Austrain flag

High profile attractions at Austrian Nationals

October 20 • The 5th Austrian National Championships will take place next month as part of the high profile Linz Brass Festival, featuring Allen Vizzutti, David Childs, London Brass and Tredegar Band


RNCM welcomes two new appointments

October 20 • David Hill and Kristian Steenstrup become International Chairs in Choral Conducting and Wind & Brass Pedagogy at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Pennine Music

Four fantastic festive fancies from Pennine Music

October 20 • Pennine Music has released a quartet of great new festive works — just in time to get them ready for all those Christmas concerts...


Report & Results: 2018 Oxfordshire & District BBA Entertainment Contest

October 20 • Michelmersh Silver and Emley lead the way in the music and entertainment stakes in Oxfordshire.

Black Dyke Band - Elsecar Heritage Centre Barnsley

Saturday 20 October • Elsecar Heritage Centre Wath Road Elsecar Barnsley S74 8HJ

St Albans City Band - Parmiters School

Saturday 20 October • Dagnall Street Baptist Church, 1 Cross Street, St Albans AL3 5EE

Watford Band - Watford Brass Band present Last Night of the Proms

Saturday 20 October • . St Paul's Church, Blandford Rd, St Albans AL14JPT AL14JPT

Woodfalls Band - Hampshire Cricket Board and Wellstead Community Ch

Saturday 20 October • Chandlers Ford Methodist Church. Winchester Rd, SO53 2GJ Chandler's Ford SO53 2GJ

South London Fellowship Band -

Saturday 20 October • The Salvation Army. Conway Street. Hove BN3 3LA

Johnstone Band

October 20 • Johnstone Band has vacancies for front and back row cornets, position negotiable depending on experience and fit.. An innovative, ambitious Championship Section band, we have a healthy programme of contests, workshops and concerts planned for 2018/19.

Amersham Band

October 19 • We have a vacancy for an experienced solo horn player, due to a work relocation. The band has recently secured 4th placing at the National Finals 1st Section and has a well-balanced diary of concerts, contests and other projects throughout the year.

Bedford Town Band

October 19 • Bedford Town Band (London and SC) has a vacancy for Percussionist. We are a friendly and ambitious and sociable band with a good diary of concerts and contests planned over the year.

David Barringer

Conductor and Adjudicator