The European is now to an end and some shocking results was delivered…. Here is the complete results, where you can note that the Oberoesterreich Brass Band were placed 10/11 which is really strange since they got some raving reviews.
For our Swedish contender things didn’t work out to well. I think that the approach to a competition is shown very clear with the results. For band - with a lot of amateurs, like Stavanger, Cory or Willebroek - it’s life and death stuff. For bands with mostly pros things aren’t as serious. And then you don’t win any competitions against the other group. A 9 place for Stockholm Brass Band may have been a correct adjudication.
And for me things went quite well. My predictions had the right three top bands, but not in the right order. I am not a big fan of Cory but apparently they kicked some serious butt in both events. Well done and well deserved then.
I always hope for the Norwegians to do well since I have a lot of friends there. Not this time (either?) for Stavanger. Well, there is always next year.