Percussion Contests
WMC Kerkrade 2022

application starts

June 1

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Percussion ensembles meet in Kerkrade for a special championship: the Percussion Contests. WMC has helped to make this section of WMC into a major world competition and there is a high degree of freedom in the programming. Ensembles are free to choose the compositions with which they prove their musicality. The result? A resounding percussion spectacle in which the ensembles almost literally pull out all the stops to convince the jury and audience.

In 2022, the Percussion Contests will be extended with a Concert Division, which will now also allow top ensembles to compete at the highest level in the Roda Hall.

The Percussion Contests has three divisions: Concert Division, 1st Division and 2nd Division.

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


Contest Days

Concert Division
Friday 15 July 2022

First Division
Friday 8 July 2022

Second Division
Friday 15 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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