Welcome to WASBE


World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) is the only international organization of wind band conductors, composers, performers, publishers, teachers, instrument makers and friends of wind music. It is the only organization completely dedicated to enhancing the quality of the wind band throughout the world and exposing its members to new worlds of repertoire, musical culture, people and places. WASBE is a non-profit international association open to all individuals, institutions and industries interested in symphonic wind bands and wind ensembles.


When we become a part of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles family, our world becomes smaller, we have more direct access to wind band people, traditions, styles, literature, and performance practices previously beyond our reach.

  • International focus – our members come from across the globe

  • Musical education – we encourage learning and growth

  • People & Music not profits – WASBE is a non-profit association


WASBE is a non-profit international association open to all individuals, institutions and industries interested in symphonic wind bands and wind ensembles as serious and distinctive mediums of musical expression and cultural heritage. WASBE has a membership of over 1000 individuals and organizations in more than 50 countries from throughout the world. The official language of WASBE is English and all official WASBE business is transacted in this language.

  • promote symphonic bands and wind ensembles as serious and distinctive mediums of musical expression and cultural heritage
  • assist in all ways possible the development of band activities throughout the world
  • encourage the international exchange of conductors, teachers, students, and composers
  • help others recognize the importance of the symphonic wind band and the wind ensemble for international and national communication and understanding
  • encourage the composition of band literature of excellence that reflects national heritages and transcends international boundaries

Joining WASBE is easy. Just click on JOIN at the top of the HOME page of this website and go from there. Compared to many national wind band associations, the dues are extremely reasonable.

As a member of WASBE, you will:
• receive an electronic version of the WASBE World magazine (quarterly) and WASBE Journal (annually) and have the opportunity to submit articles and research papers.
• receive the WASBE ePostcard on a regular basis.
• have access to a downloadable directory of WASBE members from over 50 nations.
• have immediate access to current information on wind band activities around the world on the WASBE website including news about world premieres, conducting seminars, upcoming events, upcoming concerts to be streamed, and other important international developments.
• have access to the WASBE Repertoire List on the website that has been submitted by members for your professional benefit and you will be able to propose other works to be included.
• have links to many repertoire resources and website links to wind band composers.
• be invited to participate in both regional and international WASBE conferences at which the world’s finest wind bands and ensembles may be heard, an extensive music industry exhibition may be visited, and lectures, workshops, master classes and panel discussions may be attended.

COMPOSITION OF THE WEEK (September 14, 2020)

ROGER BOUTRY (1932 - 2019)



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COMPOSITION OF THE WEEK (September 7, 2020)

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Revived… an innovative composition for wind bands by Christiaan Janssen
Today (14:00 CEST) Revived will be premiered online by the Dutch army band Koninklijke Militaire Kapel Johan Willem Friso under the baton of Tijmen Botma. Please tune in and get inspired!
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WASBE e-postcard September 2020 ...





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WASBE Flex-Band Series special bundles offer now available!

There is some great music here, and more on its way.
At present, there are three sets available (more are coming):

• Variações Modais, Op. 17(b) by Nelson Jesus (Portugal)
• Flor de Cafeto by Rodrigo Lomán (Mexico)
• Dança Brasileira N.1 by Ricardo Alves da Silva (Brazil)
• Heaven-Haven by Mike Merrill (USA)
• Ennio (Homenagem ao Morricone) by Tim Rescala (Brazil)
• In the Mood to Tango (Homage to Astor Piazzolla) by Boris Pigovat (Israel)
• Cavern by Joel Matthys (USA)
• Um Novo Dia No Novo Mundo by José Miguel Vitória Rodrigues (Portugal)
• She Walks In Beauty by Alex Isackson (USA)
• Dança Brasileira N.2 by Ricardo Alves da Silva (Brazil)
• Tunes of the Desert by Boris Pigovat (Israel)
• Benediction by Mike Merrill (USA)

When you are ready to order, please send an email response to treasurer@wasbe.org and we will process your order through Murphy Music Press. When SET FOUR comes online, we will let you know.
Thank you for your interest!




Become a Member Today

Members receive a host of benefits by joining the WASBE community, including:

  • Exclusive Access to the Member Directory

  • Electronic Magazine and Journal Editions

You Make it Possible!

WASBE is a non-profit organization. Our events and service are only possible with the support of donations and volunteers