The decision to no longer fund the EUYO has raised many reactions. WMC Kerkrade also deeply regrets the fact, that this unique European youth orchestra's existence is now threatened. The EUYO was run by a professional bureau.
Fortunately this will not touch the “European Union Youth Wind Orchestra” (EUYWO), a wind orchestra with which WMC Kerkrade closely cooperates. The EUYWO is organized from Luxemburg and meets once every year for rehearsals and a series of concerts. Next year this band will once again be present in Kerkrade, this time as "artist in residence".