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Results: French National Championships

One international contest that slipped through the net last month.

Aelous

 

One international brass band championship that did slip through our reporting net was the 4th French National Brass Band Championships, that took place in Paris on 18th November.

The overall champion this year was Brass Band Aeolus once more, who will now take their place at the European Championships in Stavanger next year.

Results:
Third Division:

1. Brassaventure����� ����� .

Second Division:
1. Brassage Brass Band�����

Excellence Division:
1. Brass Band des Savoie�����

Honour Division:�����
1. BB Aeolus�����(Champion)
2. BB Normandie�����



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Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator