STATTO CORNER
Ranking #314 - November 2017
31 Oct 2017

Euro 2018 qualifiers list updated
29 Oct 2017
Brass Band Fröschl Hall and Brassband De Wâldsang Utrecht bound read more…

National Finals postscript #2
16 Oct 2017
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National Finals postscript #1
15 Oct 2017
Only 4th time band drawn last has won! read more…

NEWS

Brass Bands Across Europe

24 Apr 2012

Since the first European Championship in 1978, a total of 20 countries have been represented, 15 of them in the top section.  This year (2012), 12 countries are represented with two bands from each of Norway (defending European champions), Netherlands (host nation) and Austria.

Including this year, the 'ranking' of countries is as follows:

35 years - Switzerland (plus 2 in B section), Wales, Norway (plus 2 in B section), England (plus 1 in B section)
34 - Belgium (missed 1984)
33 - Netherlands (missed 1996 and also 1978 when band withdrew, plus 1 in B section), Scotland (missed 1994 and 1996)
23 - Denmark
17 - Northern Ireland
15 - Sweden
 6 - Luxembourg, France
 5 - Austria (plus 3 in B section)
 1 - Republic of Ireland, Finland

The inaugural B section contest was held in 1994 and, in addition to the appearances by bands from Switzerland, Norway, England, Netherlands and Austria indicated above, these are the countries that have sent bands to compete:

10 - Germany, Republic of Ireland, Italy
 8 - Austria
 7 - France
 6 - Northern Ireland
 5 - Faroe Islands, Finland
 3 - Sweden
 2 - Slovakia, Lithuania