Belgian National Championships 2010

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by Jan H, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    3rd division:
    1: Braz’art 84,5%
    2: Smeermaas: 84%
    3: Euterpe: 83%

    2nd division:
    1: Bacchus 88%
    2: Gent 85%

    1st division:
    1: Zele: 90,5%
    2: Panta Rhei: 85,5
    3: Leieland: 85

    Championship division:
    1: Noord-Limburg: 96%
    2: Festival: 94%
    3: Willebroek: 93%
    4: Metropole: 91%
    5: Buizingen: 89%
    6: Heist: 87%
    7: Kortrijk: 85%

    the test piece was Blitz

    A big congratulation to Ivan Meylemans and his band :clap:
    After two second places in the past two years, they managed to surprise everyone yet again :)
  2. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    didn't see that set of results coming!! :)
  3. Simon Preshom

    Simon Preshom Member

    Who were the judges?
  4. BoBo

    BoBo Member

    For the afternoon when the championship section was playing:-

    David Horsfield
    Simone Rebello
    Ian Brownbill
  5. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    BoBo, were you in Leuven yesterday? Did you play with a band?
  6. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    Well I for one put all 10 of my Paddy pounds on Noord-Limburg. (I must've put my Paddy pounds for the other sections to grease the adjudicators ;-))
  7. Paddy Flower

    Paddy Flower Active Member

    Paddy's Fantasy Brass Band League: RESULT

    Belgian Nationals
    Actual Result
    Champ Division
    1st. Noord-Limburgse Brass @ 9.31 (per Paddy Pound)
    2nd. Festival Brass - 6.11
    3rd. Brass Band Willebroek - 0.20
    First Division
    1st. Brass Band Zele - 2.53
    Second Division
    1st. Brass Band Bacchus - 2.91
    Third Division
    1st. Braz 'art - 4.72

    so what does that mean fantasy result wise?, who is our next Euro qualifyer for 2011?...

    2nd. Zorba'a Army - 80.87 points
    3rd. Cave Brass Section of Excellence - 76.30 well done COOL,CORNET,CAVE
    4th. 4 Bras & Vest Temperance Band - 66.93
    5th. Yorkshire Pudding & Spuds Band - 64.84 well done ktaja
    6th. BrassMonkeys - 63.14 Di B in smoking hot form just when it matters

    and the winners of the Fantasy Belgian Nationals 2010 scoring 122.20 points
  8. Paddy Flower

    Paddy Flower Active Member

    you certainly did DublinBass

    Dublin Temperance Band


    A maiden win for Dublin Temperance Band with 10.00 on Noord-Limburge Brass (the only player to show that much faith in them) and 10.00 on Brass Band Bacchus, simple really.
  9. G D Bush

    G D Bush Member

    Members of Aveley & Newham band get 2nd 3rd and 4th!(and last years 2nd cornet dep getting 5th!) ;-)
  10. BoBo

    BoBo Member

    I was in Leuven and had a good day, too bad I didn't think to try and meet you. I wasn't playing but was hoping to get a few contacts as I am working in Vosselaar for a few months and if there is a band in any section who can use me for a few months I should be delighted.
  11. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    There are several brass bands in that area, and many more fanfare bands and wind bands too! If you're looking for a brass band, try contacting one of the following abnds: (from Retie - conducted by Kevin Houben) (from Tielen - conducted by Raf Van Looveren) (from Wortel) (from Vlimmeren) (from Meer)

    all those are from village in the neighbourhood of Turnhout. Retie is the only one that does contests regularly (although they didn't go to Leuven this year)

    Vosselaar itself has a fanfare band:
    I have never heard of them, so I have no idea what their level is (although I wouldn't expect too much...)

    I wasn't in Leuven on Sunday, because we had another engagement with our own band. But I'm supposed to see several members of the NLBB (and of course conductor Ivan Meylemans) later this evening, so I'm interested to hear their story :)
  12. BoBo

    BoBo Member


    Many thanks, and while I am in Belgium perhaps we can find an excuse to meet up.

  13. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    The 15th of January, we are playing a joint concert with BB Willebroek in the concert hall of the Lemmens Institute in Leuven. We're going to play the world première of a new piece by Peter Meechan for combined brass and fanfare bands. Tickets will be 10 euro in advance :)
  14. BoBo

    BoBo Member

    Great concert, met Peter Meechan, heard the world première of his piece Ad Astra (recommended) and discovered Jan H isn't as scary in person as he is on here, he bought me a beer so he must be OK.
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2011