The Rijnstedeband is placed
in the Honours Division in the Marching Contest section and
in the First Division of the Stage Contest section.
The band consists of 40 musicians and competes in the KNFMs
(Royal Dutch Marching Band Association) Honours Division. It
performs both locally and at festive occasions in Germany,
Belgium and Austria. Rijnstedebands strong points are Street
parades and Float Shows. Since 2004 a show has become
available which is presented at tattoo shows.
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Telephone: + 31 (0) 33 472 41 56
Rijnstedeband was established in 1988 after a merger between two
show bands from the Dutch cities Arnhem and Huissen. The initiative
for establishing the new band was taken by then-conductor (now honorary
conductor) Mr G. van Hagen. He led both small bands, and a merger was a
good idea. The city of Huissen was chosen as residence. Both Arnhem and
Huissen are located on the banks of the river Rhine, making the name
Rijnstedeband very appropriate!
The Rijnstedeband was a success from its beginning. It placed quickly
in the Honours Division in the Marching Contest section and in the First
Division of the Stage Contest section. In both sections the band attained
the Championship position in its class. We also participated in the World
Music Contest in Kerkrade. Rijnstedeband is a member of the Koninklijke
Nederlandse Federatie van Muziekverenigingen (KNFM).