Fanfare Band Contests
WMC Kerkrade 2022

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June 1

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WMC is the international stage for fanfare bands. The fanfare band is a music ensemble created by Adolphe Sax (1814 – 1894), consisting of brass and percussion and supplemented by saxophones. The majority of the participants traditionally come from the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg, but other countries also occasionally send entries.

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

WMC Kerkrade reserves the right to issue a formal invitation to bands, granting them immediate entry to the Fanfare 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
Saturday 23 July and Sunday 24 July 2022

First Division
Friday 22 July and Saturday 23 July 2022

Second Division
Saturday 16 July 2022

Third Division
Sunday 17 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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