Brass Band Contests
WMC Kerkrade 2022

application starts

June 1

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In the Brass Band Contests the competitive element is high. This band form, originally from England, consists exclusively of brass instruments, complemented by percussion. Participating bands compete during WMC in four divisions for a place at the absolute top and deliver impressive musical performances.

In addition to a test piece, the bands themselves determine an own choice program in which they show their technical and musical qualities. In the Concert Division there is only a blinded jury for the test piece and it is determined by the drawing of lots which time slot the participants will perform in.

The Brass Band Contest has four divisions: Concert division, 1st division, 2nd Division and 3rd division.

WMC Kerkrade reserves the right to issue a formal invitation to bands, granting them immediate entry to the Brass Band Contests. Direct invitations to bands are justified by their being in the public interest to preserve the international character of the festival. 


Contest Days

Concert Division
Test Piece: Friday 8 July 2022
Own choice program: Saturday 9 July 2022

First Division
Sunday 10 July 2022

Second Division
Sunday 10 July 2022

Third Division
Saturday 9 July 2022

Contest Venues

The contests for wind and fanfare bands, brassbands and percussion ensembles will take place at the Rodahal and Kerkrade Theater in 2022. 

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