WASBE Conference from 10 to 13 July 2019

WASBE-Konferenz in Bunol, Spanien

The city of Buñol (Spain) will be the hotspot for the next International WASBE Conference on 10-13 July 2019. Bunol is a municipality in the province of Valencia and the area is considered one of the most important strongholds in Spanish brass music.

WASBE was founded in Manchester (Great Britain) in 1981 and has been a member of the United Nations Cultural Organization UNESCO since 1989. In 2007, WASBE and its national organisations had more than 1200 members from more than 50 countries. The aim of the WASBE is to make symphonic wind orchestras known to the public as serious musical orchestral forms and serious cultural sponsors. The organisation promotes the international distribution of original compositions for symphonic wind orchestra, i.e. works composed especially for this form of orchestra. It awards composition commissions and conducts composition competitions, organises worldwide exchange programmes for musicians and conductors, and organises further training measures and conferences. An international conference was held for the first time in 1983 and since then has been held every two years at various locations, including Norway, Belgium, the USA, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Spain, Japan, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Singapore, Ireland and Taiwan. WASBE publishes the annual WASBE Journal and the quarterly international wind magazine WASBE World.

If you would like to perform with your orchestra at this conference, all information and registration forms can be found on the WASBE homepage.