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    Belgian or Flemish Open

    Are your bands interested in an Open competition in Flanders (Belgium) next 2005?
    All sections. I'm just curious about it. nothing more. Just asking.

    Maybe a chance to visit our country with your band.
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    Hi Paul

    Not speaking on behalf of my band, but post it up - I'm sure some of the Southern bands would be interested in finding out more.

    What sort of time of year is it ?

    Maybe we can come and win some of your trophys instead of the other way round
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    tMP Friend in Training pantarheipaul's Avatar
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    there are plans coming up. an open contest for all sections.

    just want to know if bands from the UK want to come over.
    MD of Brassband Panta Rhei Gent (Belgium) - professional trumpetplayer and brassteacher. Head of the Academy for music, drama of Flemish community Ghent (B)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aardvark
    Hi Paul

    Not speaking on behalf of my band, but post it up - I'm sure some of the Southern bands would be interested in finding out more.
    And not necessarily only the southern bands. From Hull we can reach Rotterdam and Zeebrugge very easily (and it's a nicer journey than to Folkestone or Torquay, for example) so Yorkshire bands who fancied an exotic weekend away might also be tempted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aardvark
    Hi Paul

    Not speaking on behalf of my band, but post it up - I'm sure some of the Southern bands would be interested in finding out more.

    What sort of time of year is it ?

    Maybe we can come and win some of your trophys instead of the other way round
    concerning the trophees; who knows?

    and we will have a beer on the winner!

    MD of Brassband Panta Rhei Gent (Belgium) - professional trumpetplayer and brassteacher. Head of the Academy for music, drama of Flemish community Ghent (B)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pantarheipaul
    and we will have a beer on the winner!

    Look forward to it
    Elspeth Hackett
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    As long as it's at a differednt time to the french open it coudl work! good luck dude!
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    Sounds like a great idea! When will you know more about poss. dates and places?
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    I think if you could do it in August (when many bands like to tour) and have a loose rule regarding the number of day transfers (because many of the band members do go on holiday), you should get quite a good response.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Accidental
    Sounds like a great idea! When will you know more about poss. dates and places?
    The first ever "Flemish Open Brass Band Championship" will be organised during the weekend of 10 and 11 september2005 in the City Theater of Mechelen (Malines, in between Brussels and Antwerp). The organisers are Brass Band "St. Cecilia" Hombeek.

    More information can be found on http://www.brassbandhombeek.be/

    This could be a fine opportunity for me to meet some of you...

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    tMP Friend in Training pantarheipaul's Avatar
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    indeed, looking forward to it.

    our band will be there....


    by the way to every one a happy and healthy and peacefull 2005.
    MD of Brassband Panta Rhei Gent (Belgium) - professional trumpetplayer and brassteacher. Head of the Academy for music, drama of Flemish community Ghent (B)

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    The list of participants for the first Flemish Open Championships (Mechelen, 10-11 september 2005) has been announced. Especially the top two sections look very promising: All 5 Belgian Championship Section bands are taking part, and in the 1st section there is some foreign competition as well.

    It's nice to see all of our top bands supporting a new initiative like this. Hopefully the contest will be a succes, so that it may further grow in the coming years!

    I will keep you all informed...

    Championship Section
    Brassband Buizingen
    Brassband Willebroek
    Festival Brassband
    Kortrijk Brassband
    Metropole Brassband

    First Division
    Brassband Heman - Netherlands
    Brassband Leieland
    Brassband Burgermusik Luzern (B band) - Switzerland
    Mercator Brass Rupelmonde
    Noord-Limburgse Brassband
    Brassband Panta Rhei
    Brassband Scaldis
    Chr. Brassband David Zwolle - Netherlands

    Second Division
    Brassband Bacchus
    Brassband Zele
    Brassband de Grensbewoners
    Brassband Kloetingen - Netherlands

    Third Division
    Brassband Heist op den Berg


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