British Open line-up announced


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I've just read an item on the Brass Band World website giving the line-up for the Open, including an invitation to the American champions, Illinois Brass Band:

Bands invited to compete at the 151st British Open Brass Band Championship on September 13, 2003 are:

Besses o'th' Barn, Black Dyke, Brighouse & Rastrick, Buy As You View Cory, Carlton Main Frickley Colliery, Cwmaman Institute Silver (Tower Colliery), Ever Ready, Foden's Richardson, Illinois Brass Band (USA), Kirkintillock, Leyland, Scottish Co-op, Travelsphere Holidays, Tredegar, Whitburn, The Fairey Band, Yorkshire Building Society and Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel


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yup it is the planets :)
I heard recently that Bram Gay was trying out a new transcription of the planets with a band in norway ;) ;)
everyone believed a rumour sayin that it was a bram gay transcription of a berlioz piece... was half right :)

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