Last Saturday in Middelburg I had the chance to be present to the first judged performance of the Showband Axel (Axel, The Netherlands) inside the SoundSport/IMG circuit. We've decided to interview Marco van Ham, brass & show instructor of Showband Axel, in order to know better this new Dutch ensemble.
2 weeks past that we had IMG/Soundsport Middelburg, now it is time to cross the Canal back
to England, Basildon Essex will be the next place to be for the IMG/Soundsport competition
The ticket sale for the DCE European Championships will start tomorrow evening 1 May at 8 pm GMT / 9 pm CET. We know from experience that the tickets will sell incredibly fast in the first few hours, so be on time if you want to secure a seat in the middle of the stand.
The ticket sale for the DCE European Championships will start soon for VIP members. VIP Members can order tickets one week before the general ticket sale starts on 1st May. No VIP Member yet? Join now and secure the best seats.
Last Saturday at the Forest Oak stadium, the Indoor Music Games / SoundSport Forest of Dean Show took place. The IMG was won by Concord with 70.1 points where Cinderford Academy won Gold in SoundSport class. In Concert class Lydbrook Training Band won Gold.
We had a 15 minute interview with Judging Co-ordinator Mark Basset about his role and responsibilities, goals for the upcoming season. Also Mark is taking a step back from judging in 2017 to work with The Company.
During the IMG/Soundsport season the Blue Barons Mini Corps brass line get together every Tuesday night to practice. If I tell you that most of the line hadn't marched for about 30 years, you can imagine it was a bit of a shock to our system to do so again for the first time.