This is the line-up of this year's Belgian National Championships (organised by VLAMO, the Flemish Amateur Music Organisation), which will be organised on Sunday November 27th in the Concert Hall of the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels. Compared to previous years, the turn-out is relatively big, with two recently formed bands that will participate in the Nationals for the first time: Brass Band de la province de Liège (from the French-speaking part of the country) and Brass Band Heist. Also Brass Band Campine will return to the Nationals after a one year abscence. Both Heist and Campine are conducted by Bert Van Thienen, soprano cornet with Brass Band Willebroek, who will have a quite busy day once again! In the Championship Section, the "usual suspects" will be present. Will Willebroek win the national title once again? Like the last years, the biggest opposition is likely to come from Brass Band Buizingen (who became 4th at the World Championships in Kerkrade) and Metropole Brass Band from Antwerp. Championship Section Brass Band Willebroek Brass Band Buizingen Metropole Brass Band Festival Brass Band Kortrijk Brass Band set piece: The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Derek Bourgeois) 1st Section Noord-Limburgse Brass Band Brass Band Leieland - withdrawn Young Brass Band Willebroek set piece: Blackfriars (Eric Cundell) 2nd Section Brass Band Campine, Brass Band Liège, Brass Band Zele Brass Band Smeermaas Brass Band Mons-Saint Georges set piece: Renaissance (Peter Graham) 3rd Section Brass Band Heist Brass Band de Thudinie - withdrawn set piece: The Call of the Righteous (Leslie Condon) Besides the set pieces, the bands will also play an own choice piece. Some "research" revealed that the choices include the following pieces: Championship section: Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Sparke), Music for the Moving Image (Wilby), Paganini Variations (Wilby), Dreams (Moren) and On Alderly Edge (Graham) 1st section: Between the Moon and Mexico (Sparke) and Whitsun Wakes (Ball) 2nd section: Harmony Festival, Trittico (Curnow), Concerto for Band (Golland), Music for a Festival (Sparke), ... 3rd section: Credo Sections 2 and 3 will play in the morning (starting from 10 pm) and will be adjudicated by Goff Richards and John Berryman (both UK). All bands will first play the set piece and then, after a separate draw, the own choice pieces. In the afternoon, the setup will be similar for the 1st and championship section, but these bands will be adjudicated by David Read (UK) and Fred Harles (Luxemburg).