History


Formed on August 27th 1976 this amateur ensemble won the first Belgian Nationals in 1978 and has remained in championship section ever since. In itís 30 years of existence the band has booked both national and international successes, representing Belgium three times in the European Championships.

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KBB scored great successes on
national and
international contests
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Their present conductor is Lieven Maertens, brass teacher in the academy of Veurne and solo trombone with The Belgian Navy Band. Throughout the years the band has been inviting many prominent English guestconductors and soloists and has constantly endeavoured to develop an important concert repertoire .

In it's 25 year history, the band achieved a great deal of success, both in Belgium and Abroad (including the Netherlands, Germany, France, Norway, England and Denmark).

On several occasions KBB has worked with guest conductors such as Harry Mortimer, Geoffrey Brand, Major Peter Parkes and Richard Evans to expand the experience of the band.

KBB also had the honour to take to the stage with a number of famous brass band soloists including Steven Mead, Robert Childs, Patrick Sheridan, Alan Morrison, Alan Wycherley and Simone Rebello.

In addition, several Radio recordings were made, 3 LP's in 1978, 1979 and 1987, together with 2 CD's "Hymn to my Home Town" in 1994, "Pulsation" in 1996 and "Sparkling Brass" in 2007.

 

Hymn to my home town (N. Goddaer) - Bagatel (W. Soenen) - You needed me (Goodrum) - Doyen (G. Richards) - A foxtrot between friends (G. Langford) - Eloïse (P. Ryan) - Grandstand (arr. J.H. Pearson) - As if we never said goodbye (A.L. Webber) - Ruby Tuesday (Jagger / Richard) - The Forest of Dean (D. Bourgeois)    Intrada (R. Farr) - Reflexions in nature (R. Redhead) - English Heritage (G. Lloyd) - I hear you calling me (C. Marshall) - Whirligig (D. Bourgeois) - Moment musical (F. Schubert) - Galop (P. Tschaikovsky) - November (N. Goddaer) - Light as air (arr. G. Richards) - Carrickfergus (arr. S. Roberts) - Love changes everything (A.L. Webber) - Strike up the band (G. Gershwin) - Pulsation (J. Huylebroeck)    Fanfare for a festival (Malcolm Arnold) - The Barber of Seville (Giacomo Rossini) - Morning has broken (Philip Wilby) - Sparkling Brass (Johan Nijs) - Benedictus from The Armed Man (Karl Jenkins) - Three extraordinary journeys (Philip Sparke) - Taps in tempo (Jan Berenska) - Adventures in Brass (Ray Farr) - La Califfa (Ennio Morricone) - The Swan on the Hill (Jan Van der Roost) - Dimitri (Rodney Newton) - Badinerie (Johan Sebastian Bach) - One day in your life (Sam Brown / Renée Armand) - Barbarian Horde (Hans Zimmer) - Mission Impossible (Lalo Schifrin) - Softly softly (Bridget Fry)