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World Youth Brass Band

 

Join the World Youth Brass Band

During the 19th edition of WMC the World Youth Brass Band (WYBB) will be formed, consisting of the most talented brass players and percussionists from all over the world between the ages of 18 and 23. A group of 29 selected musicians will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform together for a week under the direction of two top teachers/conductors.

WMC is a place where musicians from different cultures and backgrounds come together to learn and make music. With the WYBB, WMC wants to bring different brassband cultures together in Kerkrade and stimulate crossovers. The WYBB is a fantastic opportunity for talented young people to play together at a world level and develop themselves for a full week.

As a participant of WYBB, you will give a concert during the award ceremony of the Concert Division Brass Band and perform at the Roda Hall, the BLOW! Stage on the market square and other locations in the region. The deadline for registration has closed.

Organisation and conductors

Application details

Application is possible until April 1, 2022 (extended deadline) via the online form in the My WMC portal. Your application should include:

  • Your resume
  • Two videos (one technical etude and one melodic solo piece, both grade 5/6)
  • A letter of recommendation from an instrument teacher or conductor

What you need to know

The registration fee is €280,- per person. Included in this fee:

  • 6 nights accommodation in multi-bed rooms (incl. breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Multiple rehearsals and percussion instruments
  • Discount on concert and contest tickets for WMC 2022

Musicians admitted to the WYBB will be notified on Friday April 15, 2022.

Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and insurances, visas and instruments. Some national associations have offered to pay for these expenses. Please contact your own association if this is the case.

Required instruments

Accommodation

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