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Winners of the 2nd WASBE Composition Contest 2019

2019-07-13T18:00:31+00:00

WASBE is proud to announce the winners of the 2nd Composition Contest Final which we held during the International WASBE Conference in Buñol, Spain. Category 1 (Grade 2-3): 1st: "The Brave Tin Soldier" by David Postiguillo Moscardó (Spain) 2nd: "Sunbeam Dances" by Michael Miller (USA) 3rd: "DNA" by Giuseppe Calvino (Italy) Category 2 (Grade 4-5): 1st: "Lux Futura" by Kevin Houben (Belgium) 2nd: "L’Orizzonte degli Eventi" by Girolamo Deraco (Italy) 3rd: "Aquila non capit muscas" by Maxime Aulio (France) Category 3 (Orchestral Winds): 1st: "I Long for the Furthest Star" by Fredrik Ekenvi (Sweden) 2nd: "Waterplace Park" by Gregory Fritze (USA) [...]

Winners of the 2nd WASBE Composition Contest 2019 2019-07-13T18:00:31+00:00

WASBE ELECTION RESULTS

2019-06-19T22:41:21+00:00

Thank you very much for participating at the WASBE Election 2019. We are excited to announce Colleen Richardson from Canada as the upcoming president elect from July 2019 - July 2021. She will follow James Ripley (USA) as president who will serve for the 2019-2021 term. We also welcome on the WASBE Board of Directors: Björn Bus (The Netherlands) Andrea Loss (Italy) Emily Moss (USA) and Jukka Viitasaari (Finland) Congratulations to all candidates and thank you for your passion and dedication to WASBE!

WASBE ELECTION RESULTS 2019-06-19T22:41:21+00:00

Finalists of the 2nd WASBE Composition Contest

2019-05-17T22:52:15+00:00

WASBE is happy to announce the finalists of the 2nd Composition Contest: Category 1 (Grade 2-3): Giuseppe Calvino (Italy): "DNA" Michael Miller (USA): "Sunbeam Dances" David Postiguillo Moscardó (Spain): "The Brave Tin Soldier" Category 2 (Grade 4-5) Maxime Aulio (France) : "Aquila non capit muscas" Girolamo Deraco (Italy): "L’Orizzonte degli Eventi" Kevin Houben ( Belgium): "Lux Futura" Category 3 (Orchestral Winds) Fredrik Ekenvi (Sweden): "I Long for the Furthest Stars" Gregory Fritze ( USA) : "Waterplace Park" Yunosuke Okamura (Japan): "Lamento d‘introduction et Scène de prière" Category 4 (Solo & Winds) Alexandre Carlin ( France): "Euphonium Concerto" (Euphonium) Robert Spittal ( [...]

Finalists of the 2nd WASBE Composition Contest 2019-05-17T22:52:15+00:00

2019 VLAMO Open Championship for Wind Orchestras (VLAMO Open Harmoniekampioenschap 2019)

2019-03-13T08:15:23+00:00

VLAMO is organising the VLAMO Open Championship for Wind Orchestras (VLOH) for the fourth time in Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium. In the fourth edition of this championship for wind orchestras the participants compete for glory, beautiful prizes, a unique work of art and foremost for the chance to represent Belgium at the European Championship for Wind Orchestras (ECWO) that will be held in 2020 in France (www.ecwo.eu). Every wind orchestra will perform an own choice program and a test piece: 'The Garden of Earthly Delights' by Klaas Coulembier (BE). A jury of three international judges will deliberate all participants. Three renowned musicians, conductors [...]

2019 VLAMO Open Championship for Wind Orchestras (VLAMO Open Harmoniekampioenschap 2019) 2019-03-13T08:15:23+00:00

Record number of entries for the IV International Uuno Klami Composition Competition

2019-01-18T14:27:49+00:00

The IV International Uuno Klami Composition Competition has evoked an immense response, for the Competition Office received a total of 283 entries posted by the deadline at the beginning of December 2018. Judging from the postmarks, they were sent from all across the target region, Europe. The fact that they came from no fewer than 37 different countries is proof of the extremely great international interest aroused by the competition. The high number of entries makes the Uuno Klami one of the world’s most popular composition competitions, and the fact that the number of participants has risen again and again is [...]

Record number of entries for the IV International Uuno Klami Composition Competition 2019-01-18T14:27:49+00:00

XXXI International Competition for the Original Composition for Bands (Italy)

2019-01-08T14:55:23+00:00

The Pro Loco Corcianese Tourist Association is pleased to inform that for the year 2019 the XXXI International Competition for the Original Composition for Bands was banned, expiring on 31 May 2019. The first prize, as in previous editions, will be € 4,000.00 and the second prize of € 1,000.00. The Competition is organized with the support and collaboration of the bank BCC Umbria Credito Cooperativo and DIBA (Association of Italian Directors' Bands). You can find the complete rules attached to the email and on the official website www.corcianoinbanda.it

XXXI International Competition for the Original Composition for Bands (Italy) 2019-01-08T14:55:23+00:00

JACOB DE HAAN RECEIVES BUMA WIND MUSIC AWARD

2018-12-13T09:52:38+00:00

Jacob de Haan, one of the most performed composers in the world of wind music, has won the Buma Wind Music Award this year. Buma, the Musical Rights Society in the Netherlands, has awarded this prestigious prize to the Dutch composer who has made an important contribution to the development of wind music in the Netherlands and abroad. The award for the foreign composer goes to Oscar Navarro. On Sunday, December 15, both prizes will be awarded during a repertoire festival in the city of Ede. On the occasion of this, his new work Hora Est is performed by the National [...]

JACOB DE HAAN RECEIVES BUMA WIND MUSIC AWARD 2018-12-13T09:52:38+00:00

OSCAR NAVARRO WINS THE “BEST INTERNATIONAL COMPOSER” AWARD AT THE “BUMA BRASS AWARDS 2018” (NETHERLANDS)

2018-12-11T12:06:09+00:00

The prestigious Dutch Musical Rights Society "BUMA" has decided to award Spanish composer Oscar Navarro (Novelda, Alicante) for his great career and popularity within the field of music for Symphonic Band, Symphonic Orchestra and Music for Films. The composer will travel to the Netherlands next weekend to attend the Awards ceremony that will take place on Sunday December 16th and in which he will direct his most popular work "Libertadores" together with the "Fanfare St. Caecilia Schimmert " In addition, the BUMA rights society itself will extend the composer's stay by inviting him to hold a series of conferences in several [...]

OSCAR NAVARRO WINS THE “BEST INTERNATIONAL COMPOSER” AWARD AT THE “BUMA BRASS AWARDS 2018” (NETHERLANDS) 2018-12-11T12:06:09+00:00

Murphy Music Press features in a WASBE Series the publication of the winning selections from the 1st WASBE composition Contest.

2018-12-11T08:53:25+00:00

Murphy Music Press feature in their WASBE Series the publication of the winning selections from the 1st WASBE composition Contest. This initial run of 5 pieces is a great way to broaden the geographic diversity of your upcoming concert series through award winning compositions. If attending the Midwest Clinic you will be able to peruse these scores at the Murphy Music Press booth #1916. Please check on their website at http://murphymusicpress.com/catalog/WASBE-Series and join their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MurphyMusicPress/

Murphy Music Press features in a WASBE Series the publication of the winning selections from the 1st WASBE composition Contest. 2018-12-11T08:53:25+00:00

Conference Website online now!

2018-11-22T18:00:23+00:00

We are very excited to announce the launch of the official website for the WASBE Conference in Buñol, Spain 2019! Please go to www.wasbeconference2019.com and register for this world class event now! You will be able to use bank transfer and PayPal to register for the conference and accommodation! The site will be updated regularly with the latest updates and information. Enjoy!

Conference Website online now! 2018-11-22T18:00:23+00:00