WMC News

News & Updates

  • April 2, 2021

    WMC publishes Test pieces for wind, fanfare and brass bands

    "I am delighted that we are presenting five exceptional new compositions that reflect the international wind music cultures"

  • March 18, 2021

    Music Talks: Stephanie Huysmans

    "As soon as the first piece is being played, there is no way back."

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About the region

Sightseeing & accommodation

Kerkrade is situated on the border between Belgium and Germany, a stone's throw away from historic cities such as Maastricht (NL), Aachen (DE) and Liège (B). For participants from Asia or America, Kerkrade is an ideal starting-point for visiting European cities such as Paris (FR), Amsterdam (NL), Brussels (B), Berlin (D) and London (GB). As soon as you apply for the contest, you will receive help with all your questions regarding accommodation, hospitality, recreation, and transport.

Concert Contests

Everything you need to know about the contests for wind and fanfare bands, brassbands and percussion ensembles in 2022. 


Marching and Show Contests

Marching, show and marching parade: read all about participating in the contests in 2022.

Contest Venues

The contests during WMC 2021 take place at the Rodahal, Kerkrade Theater and the Parkstad Limburg Stadium.

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