German Championships 2016

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by Pauli Walnuts, May 7, 2016.

  1. Pauli Walnuts

    Pauli Walnuts Moderator Staff Member

    Enjoying a superb venue and excellent German efficiency here in Bad Kissingen for the German Nationals.
    It has been a great experience so far with a full hall for all bands and awesome support from other local bands. The rivalry here is the friendliest I have experienced at a contest.
    Different to the UK, bands perform twice here - a set work, Blackout by Thomas Doss (one of the adjudicators too) took place yesterday with own choice coming up today. Gala concert tonight from Brighouse to look forward to as well.

    I have been very fortunate since moving here 18 months ago to find such a great band and am looking forward to playing On Alderley Edge in a few hours time.
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  2. euphoria

    euphoria Member

    It seems strange to have national championships one week after the Europeans. Is 3BA not competing here?
  3. Pauli Walnuts

    Pauli Walnuts Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, they competed here as well. And won, of course. (to be expected with some of the class Brits playing for them).

    Full results courtesy of the event website:

    1st DIVISION (grade 5, Höchststufe):

    • 1. 3BA Concert Band (93,2 Punkte)
    • 2. Brass Band Sachsen (93,0 Punkte)
    • 3. YBB NRW (91,5 Punkte)
    • 4. Cologne Brass Band (85,2 Punkte)
    • 5. Woodshockers (85,0 Punkte Punkte)
    • 6. Brass Band A7 (82,0)
    • 7. Brass Band Oberschwaben-Allgäu (80,5 Punkte)
    2nd DIVISION (grade 4, Oberstufe):

    • 1. Brass Band Regensburg (92,8 Punkte)
    • 2. Badische Brassband (90,2)
    • 3. Nordbayerische Brass Band (88,5 Punkte)
    • 4. Brand Band BlechKLANG Jena (85,8 Punkte)
    • 5. Brass Band Düren (85,3 Punkte)
    3rd DIVISION (grade 3, Mittelstufe):

    • 1. Brass Band Bamberg (91,3 Punkte)
    • 2. Brass Band Westfalen (86,8 Punkte)
    • 3. Brass Band B10 (86,2 Punkte)
    • 4. Brass Band "Brass for Spass" (78,0 Punkte)
    As yet, don't know the separate results for each of the 2 pieces played.
    The grade structure over here follows that of other musical contests - Grade 5 is our Championship section.

    Overall, a really good weekend in a great location - plenty of bars & restaurants right next to the venue too which is a clear difference to Cheltenham!
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  4. Pauli Walnuts

    Pauli Walnuts Moderator Staff Member

  5. AndyCat

    AndyCat Active Member

    Preston, UK
    Enjoyed the weekend, very enthusiastic crowd and we shared accommodation with 3BA. Great venue, good beer and party atmosphere.

    They know how to do it it seems!
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