- BBM: Open Reheasal
07 July 2017 20:00-21:00
Open rehearsal for the World Music Contest with Brass Band Merum.
Location: Café De Schuur, Hoofdstraat 2, 6049 EB Herten, Netherlands
De Spijkerpakkenband Opsterland e.o. is a 1st Section brass band from Bakkeveen, the Netherlands.
As many of the players at De Spijkerpakkenband, this is where I grew up in brass banding. The band is like a family, where each has their own spot and everyone is accepted. The social climate within the Spijkerpakkenband is special, which sometimes leads to exceptional performances and certainly to special experiences.
I was a member from 1995 until 2002 as bass trombonist and 2005 until 2007 on 2nd trombone.
When I joined the band in 1995, it was mostly a youth band, consisting of very young and inexperienced players. Throughout the years, the band grew into a steady 1st Section band and many wonder if it will stop there. The band has been very consistent over the years and it always feels like coming home, whenever I meet them. It always makes me happy hearing that they are doing well.