On Saturday June 10th 2023 concerthall De Oosterpoort in Groningen will host twenty competing brass bands for the Dutch Open Brass Band Championships (DOBC). Registration for the 2023 championship closed on December 1st. Twenty-five bands have registered, a record number for the DOBC. Due to the many registrations, not all bands could be placed. With a tight schedule, twenty brass bands can participate in the Oosterpoort in Groningen.
In recent years interest in the event has increased enormously. The DOBC was organized for the first time in the Oosterpoort in Groningen in 2022: a great success. The unique concept of the DOBC in combination with Groningen as a vibrant city with plenty of hotels, restaurants and pubs within walking distance makes the DOBC a popular event. It has a great appeal to bands from the Netherlands and abroad. In 2023 the participants come from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.
Dutch Open Brass Band Championships is part of the music festival Groningen Brass Experience which will be held from Thursday 8 till Sunday 11 June 2023.
Gereformeerde Brassband Groningen – Jan Werkman
Brass Band Düren, Düren (Germany) – Martin Schädlich
Martini Brassband Groningen – Rieks van der Velde
Brassband David, Zwolle – Wilbert Zwier
Brassband Panta Rhei, Gent (Belgium) – Tim De Maeseneer
Brass Band Schoonhoven B – Joop Nijholt
Cologne Concert Brass, Köln (Germany) – Heinrich Schmidt
Chr. Brassband Pro Rege, Heerenveen – Anne van den Berg
Mercator Brassband, Kruibeke (Belgium) – Tim De Maeseneer
Brass Band Kirchenmusik Flühli (Switzerland) – Armin Renggli
Gloria Deï, Gerkesklooster – Gerk Huisma
Brassband Kunst naar Kracht, De Goorn – Pieter Koster
YBB NRW, North Rhine Westphalia (Germany) – Martin Schädlich
Provinciale Brassband Groningen, Bedum – Richard Visser
La Concordia Vétroz (Switzerland) – Bertrand Moren
Soli Brass, Leeuwarden – Anne van den Berg
Brass Band Schoonhoven A – Erik Janssen
De Bazuin Oenkerk A – Jaap Musschenga
Brassband De Wâldsang, Buitenpost – Rieks van der Velde
Brassband Willebroek (Belgium) – Frans Violet