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Jeju Composition Competition for Wind Ensemble

2021-09-19T21:59:42+02:00

The Jeju Composition Competition for Wind Ensemble (JCCWE) is an international event held annually by the Jeju International Wind Band Festival Organizing Committee to give recognition for wind ensemble. The first Competition is to be held from 1 May to 6 December 2021. It aims also promoting Jeju Island as the island of peace and culture and enhancing the national image of Korea. More information: Jeju Composition Competition for Wind Ensemble    

Jeju Composition Competition for Wind Ensemble2021-09-19T21:59:42+02:00

Winners of the Valley Winds International Composition Competition

2021-08-19T11:39:17+02:00

The Winners of the Valley Winds International Composition Competition are: FIRST PRIZE: THE POOR POET by CHRISTIAAN JANSSEN, Netherlands $4,000 SECOND PRIZE: BRANCALEONE by JAYME VIGNOLI, Brazil $1,000 Finalists are: Clackermonkey – Kent Darnielle, USA Fantasy Suite – Jeremy Makkonen, USA Mazurkas of Water and Fire – Roman Czura, POLAND Millennial Sketches Part I – Neal Endicott, USA Pillars of Creation – Joshua Reed, UNITED KINGDOM Recondito – Israel Ruiz Ayala, MEXICO Sinfonia Breve – Joseph Hallman, USA Tha-raack! – David Heuser, USA They received 386 compositions from 50 countries. All identifying information about the composers and their home countries were [...]

Winners of the Valley Winds International Composition Competition2021-08-19T11:39:17+02:00

WASBE Board Election 2022 – Call for Nominations

2021-07-21T16:52:11+02:00

WASBE Board Election 2022 Call for Nominations Four members of the WASBE Board –Václav Blahunek (Czech Republic), Joop Boerstoel (The Netherlands), Joseph Cheung (China/Hong Kong) and Miguel Etchegoncelay (Argentina) – will retire from the Board at the WASBE Conference next year. Four new Board members and a President-Elect will be elected by the WASBE membership next spring. Now is the time to nominate candidates for these positions.  The nomination and election process is as follows:  The WASBE membership nominates candidates for the WASBE Board and President Elect.  A Nominating Committee consisting of the President and two WASBE members appointed by the [...]

WASBE Board Election 2022 – Call for Nominations2021-07-21T16:52:11+02:00

Jeju Composition Competition for Wind Ensemble

2021-05-01T22:33:02+02:00

The Jeju Composition Competition for Wind Ensemble (JCCWE) is an international event held annually by the Jeju International Wind Band Festival Organizing Committee to give recognition for wind ensemble. Deadline is October 29, 2021. Please download all information here: Jeju Composition Competition for Wind Ensemble.pdf.

Jeju Composition Competition for Wind Ensemble2021-05-01T22:33:02+02:00

Yoshihiro Kimura R.I.P.

2021-03-04T15:00:52+02:00

One of Japan's preeminent conductors, Yoshihiro Kimura has earned worldwide respect for both his remarkable interpretive skills and his outstanding transcriptions for wind orchestra. His many recording credits are regarded as definitive reference sources, and he has a long association with his country's professional band scene. A product of the Osaka College of Music, Kimura studied clarinet with Shinjiro Nakao, Yukio Ohashi and Rudolf Jettel, and trained for conducting with Takashi Asahina. After joining the Osaka Municipal Symphonic Band in 1962, he served as Concert Master, Associate Conductor, and in 1985, permanent Conductor of one of the few professional wind ensembles [...]

Yoshihiro Kimura R.I.P.2021-03-04T15:00:52+02:00

6th International Conference of Hellenic Symphonic Bands in Thessaloniki (Greece), 25-27 June 2021

2021-02-23T22:38:54+02:00

The Wind Ensemble Laboratory (PN.O.E.S.) of the Department of Music Science and Art, University of Macedonia, in collaboration with the “Hellenic Philharmonic Society” and the “Friends of Nikos Astrinidis Association” are organizing the 6th International Conference of Hellenic Symphonic Bands titled “Wind Ensembles: historical retrospect, journey and transition in times of pandemic” in the city of Thessaloniki, between 25 and 27 of June 2021. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: PAPERS, SEMINARS & CONCERTS 2021 will be a turning point regarding the function of symphonic bands, various wind ensembles, and the instructional methods for wind and percussion instruments in general. The existing pandemic has [...]

6th International Conference of Hellenic Symphonic Bands in Thessaloniki (Greece), 25-27 June 20212021-02-23T22:38:54+02:00

Valley Winds International Composition Competition

2020-12-21T13:46:17+02:00

The Valley Winds announces an International Composition Competition seeking new works for wind ensemble. This competition is open to composers of all ages. There is no entrance fee. Deadline is May 31, 2021. Please visit www.thevalleywinds.com/composition-competition for complete instructions. Direct all inquiries to Tony Brackett at ambclarinet@gmail.com

Valley Winds International Composition Competition2020-12-21T13:46:17+02:00

Peter Bucher (Sept 5, 1958 – Sept 25, 2020)

2020-10-02T22:23:28+02:00

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of our former WASBE Board Member Peter Bucher from Switzerland. Peter has been on the WASBE Board of Directors from 2001-2007 and from 2011-2017. His dedication and passion for our organization was unique. Peter was very much involved in the planning and logistical organisation of many WASBE Conferences and was always very engaged in the future of wind music and our organisation.

Peter Bucher (Sept 5, 1958 – Sept 25, 2020)2020-10-02T22:23:28+02:00