Youtube videos of the 2014 Belgian Nationals

Discussion in 'The Adjudicators' Comments' started by Jan H, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    Here are some of the movies made at last December's Belgian National Brass Band Championships:

    Willebroek, set piece:
  2. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    Willebroek, own choice:
  3. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    Noord-Limburg, own choice:
  4. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    Buizingen, own choice:

    Enjoy :)
  5. DS2014

    DS2014 Active Member

    That band in purple at the top: is it regulation size? There look to be a hell of a lot of brass players, and five percussionists!
  6. Bbmad

    Bbmad Active Member

    Disqualify them!
  7. DS2014

    DS2014 Active Member

    Too right...we won't have that type of thing around here. Rules is rules.
  8. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Two points: firstly, under the usual contesting rules you are allowed 25 brass plus percussion, with no limits on numbers mentioned.

    Secondly, it is possible that Belgium runs their contest under European guidelines, which is 35 players including percussion.
  9. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    yep, I believe the Belgian rules allow for more than 25 players, but I don't know the exact number.
    Many bands play with 5 basses, 4 trombones, or some additional cornets.
    There was a little bit of controversy last year when in one band, the soprano player switched to flugel and took over a particularly high flugel solo from the regular flugel player. Many i t he audience thought that this was against the rules, but apparently the band had checked beforehand with the organizers, and they had allowed it.
    These kinds if things always make for nice discussions in the bar afterwards :)

    Edit:just checked, the rules say "minimum 20 and maximum 35 musicians, including percusionists"
    Of course, that re-starts the old discusion "are percusionists musicians?" :-D
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2015