After educating the youth of Brass Band Willebroek for 15 years, Frans Violet decided to pass his function as conductor to his son Lode Violet, Principal Cornet of Brassband Willebroek.
With Frans the Young Brassband Willebroek became European Youth Champions 3 times in a row and won several other prizes during their existence such as the Belgian title in 3rd, 2nd and 1st division.
“For me the time had come to hand over the youth to Lode. By doing this, I will be able to fully concentrate on Brass Band Willebroek, that is having a very busy agenda the last couple of years. There have been a lot of great moments such as the hattrick at the European Youth Championships, which I am very proud of. Together with Christine Segers, director of the GO! Academy of Willebroek, we have all confidence in Lode for preparing the Youth to join Brass Band Willebroek sometime in the future.” - Fran Violet
With the 22 year old Lode Violet now conducting the band, they will once again compete at the national championships in 3rd section. Lode graduated at the Music Academy of Willebroek for his degree in conducting and is currently Resident Conductor of Mercator Brassband together with main conductor Johan De Win.
The band members of Young Brassband Willebroek are very thankful for Frans’ achievements and look forward to the collaboration with Lode Violet.