14 years after its last title at the Belgian championship, Festival Brass Band crowned itself champion again.
Lode Vloemans was appointed principal euphonium with immediate effect. The young talent from Nick Ost's class is studying at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven and won auditions to join the Royal Symphonic Band of the Belgian Guides in August 2022.
The online brass band platform 4barsrest annually presents virtual awards for exceptional merits during the past year. There are awards for soloists, conductors, newcomers, contestants and bands. In addition, at the end of each year, they put together a fictitious band with the - according to 4barsrest - best players from all over the brass band world.
The World Rejoicing
De winnende uitvoering van het plichtwerk 'The World Rejoicing' - Edward Gregson tijdens het nationaal kampioenschap op 27 november 2022
"I send my congratulations to the band on a very fine performance of my work, one of the best I have heard so far in the four countries where it has been premiered. Your performance had real style and character as well as displaying outstanding technical control, and with some fine individual playing from the various soloists in the band." - Edward Gregson
A Gabrieli Fantasy
De winnende uitvoering van het keuzewerk 'A Gabrieli Fantasy' - Bert Appermont tijdens het nationaal kampioenschap op 27 november 2022.