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On Saturday June 8th, concert hall De Oosterpoort in Groningen will host the Dutch Open Brass Band Championships (DOBC). Registration for the 2024 championship closed on December 1st.

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 came from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland (click here for the results).

The Dutch Open Brass Band Championships are part of the Groningen Brass Experience which will be held from Thursday 6 till Sunday 9 June 2024.