Close to 2 600 of the country’s best brass band musicians will arrive in Bergen February 6 – 7 to compete in the Norwegian National Brass Band Championships.

80 bands

80 brass bands from all over Norway have registered for this year’s competition. Bands are coming from Tromsø in the north to Agder in the south. Many hours of brass music will be performed in Grieghallen in the course of these two days. The grand finale will find place Saturday night at the main hall where Paris Brass Band will be performing a Gala concert, shortly followed by the award ceremony and the annonuncement of the Norwegian Champions 2015.

The entire championships will be broadcasted online on TV2 Sumo. The cooperation between NMF (The Norwegian Band Federation) and TV2 Sumo started at 2012 when most of NMF’s championships were broadcasted live.

Watch from abroad

You can watch the live streaming from the Norwegian Nationals from abroad as well.

You will need to register with TV 2 Sumo (TV 2 Norway’s web-tv service) in order to watch the live streaming. This will cost you from NOK 49,- (€ 5.60) for one week’s access to all the performances from all sections live and on demand.

As TV 2 Sumo is aimed at Norwegian viewers the registration process is only available in Norwegian, but should be simple enough for foreign speakers to follow as well.  Click on this link and choose Sumo (NOT Sumo Premium), then «Uke» (one week’s access) and register your details in the form (tip: Google translate).

When you’re all set, follow this link to start watching!

We are pleased to continue this cooperation with TV2 Sumo throughout 2015.

Please note:
TV 2 Sumo is a running subscription and will run until you cancel it. You can stop your subscription as soon as you have registered and still have access for the period of time you have purchased. To stop your subscription, go to “Min Sumo” in the top menu, choose «Min konto» >> “Administrer abonnement” and click “Stopp” next to your subscription.

If you need help with the registration/payment, please send an e-mail to
You can also call TV 2 Sumo’s customer support on + 47 915 02232 .

TV 2 Sumo’s apps for iPad and iPhone/Android phones are only available from the Norwegian App store.

Very popular

– Live broadcast from the National Championship, NM brass is very popular, especially for the bands’ families and friends as well as for all fellow band enthusiasts who cannot attend the championships in Bergen. Many participants also appreciate watching the available recordings afterwards.

– We are therefore pleased to continue this cooperation with TV2 Sumo throughout 2015 – with NNBBC being the first championships to be broadcasted live this year, says Head of Communications Håkon Mogstad in NMF.

Studio with expert opinions

In addition to broadcasting the competition itself, there will be a studio with guests and expert opinions in between the performances, both Friday and Saturday.

– We will also integrate social media in our broadcasts, says Mogstad, as well as having a reporter on stage interviewing musicians and conductors after their performances.

The production company Buss & Media AS has been responsible for the live broadcast since 2011.

Broadcasting schedule:

Friday February 6th:
09.30 a.m. -3.10 p.m.: 5th division
09.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.: 2nd division
4.00 p.m. – 9.40 p.m.: 3rd division
3.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.: The elite division (test piece)

Saturday February 7th:
8.30 p.m. – 2.20 p.m.: 1st division
11.00 a.m. – 4.40 p.m.: 4th division
2.45 p.m. – 8.15 p.m.: The elite division (own choice)
20.45 p.m: Gala-concert and award ceremony featuring Paris Brass Band
10.00 p.m: BrassNight