Band Camp 1 Instructors

13 – 18 age group

Helge Wahl Flatland – Piano/keyboard

Musician, composer, arranger and high school music instructor. Works with Norwegian artists such as Jan Toft, Kjetil Flatland and Knut Buen. Participated at NBF’s band seminar in the years 1990-91.

Frode Hammersland – Bass

Musician, university music instructor in Norway where he teaches bass, guitar, composition, arrangement, studio activities, cooperative techniques.

Lage Thune Myrberget – Drums

Many years experience in concert production and events, digital music techniques. Currently the Regional Culture Director in Odda Municipality.


Bjørn Charles Dreyer – Guitar

Producer and composer worked with many top level Norwegian artists that include Mari Boine, Silje Nergaard, Anne Grete Preus, Anneli Drecker and Ketil Bjørnstad.


Knut Starheim – Trombone

Responsibility for horns, brass instruments. Many years association with the Band Camp and work with diverse Norwegian artists.

Marianne Tovsrud Knutsen – Administrator, Vocal, Choir

Classical education, arrangement, teacher, producer, concert organizer. Marianne has been responsible for the Band Camp since 2012.

Erik Norheim – Guitar

Musician and instructor. Guitarist in his band, Hardhaus, in addition to have worked with Norwegian artists such as Alexander Rybak, Christian Ingebrigtsen, Gaute Ormåsen and Marian Aas Hansen. Has been a participant at NBF’s band seminar five consecutive years.

Åste Hunnes Sem – Vocal, Choir

Has been doing lead vocal, choir and song instructions for the last 20 years, many times together with top level Norwegians artists including Noora Noor, Mira Craig, Big Bang, Silje Nergaard, Warlocks, and especially focusing on styles such as gospel, jazz, soul og spirituals. Has earlier been a participant at NBF’s band seminar.