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Dutch Open attracts four nation battles

The Dutch Open in Drachten in June will be a four nation scrap for the entertainment honours

Dutch Open
  The Dutch Open has attracted bands from the home nation, Belgium, Germany and Scotland

The Dutch Open Brass Band Championships will be held in theatre De Lawei in Drachten on Saturday 8th June, where 18 bands will be providing over 12 hours of entertainment.

Four nations

The adjudication team of Simone Rebello, Armin Bachman, Bert Appermont and Danny Oosterman will compare and contrasts the bands in the three sections from the bands from the home nation, Belgium, German and Scotland. The contest is also being live streamed.

Tickets for the event can be ordered at: http:/­/­www.dobc.eu/­index.php/­wpgforms/­kaarten/

Competing bands:

Championship Section:

Brass Band De Spijkerpakkenband Opsterland
Brass Band De Bazuin A Oenkerk
Soli Brass Leeuwarden
Brass Band Rijnmond Rotterdam
De Wâldsang Buitenpost
Festival Brass Band Itegem
Kirkintilloch Kelvin Brass

First Section:

Brass Band Amersfoort
Brass Band Oefening en Uitspanning Wijk en Aalburg
Brass Band Bamberg

Second Section:

Brass Band De Lofklank Ureterp
Brass Band David Zwolle
Gereformeerde Brass Band Groningen
Mercator Brass Band Kruibeke
Brass Band Euphonia Wolvega
Brass Band De Bazuin B Oenkerk
Backum Brass Castricum
Brass Band Gloria Dei Gerkesklooster-Stroobos

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