On thursday I jumped on a plane to go up to Bergen to participate in the Norwegian Brass Band Championship. First off I went to meet up with a good friend of mine who lives in Bergen and her two lovely daughters. We had a great time catching up on eachothers lives. After this I met up with people from my band to have a good night out.
Friday I listend to a few bands, spent time with the people I play with and then we had rehersals, food and an early night to prepare for Saturday’s competition.
Saturday started off with a new rehersal to warm up before we entered the stage to try and show the adjudicators what we are good for. Everybody was quite pleased with our preformance and I went off to a friends child’ s 5th birthday party. She always celeberate her birthday the same weekend as the Championship so that I have a chance to come. After this it was time for eating again. This time my band went to a place called Matbørsen, to eat and drink. I had never been there before, but it was a lovely place to eat. But even if we had booked a table it took quite some time before we got to order.
When we where eating the time came for the results to be read. We listened on the live stream on our phones and as they where reading our section our tables was quite quiet. And then what we had not even dared to hope for happened, we won! So I am now a 4th section Norwegian Champion. We got a few looks from the other guests as our tables exploded in cheers.
After this it was party time. And today have been spent watching some olympics on tv and doing some walking around Bergen, even if the weather has been quite poor.