Wind Band Contests
WMC Kerkrade 2022

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June 1

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Every four years, the World Music Contest (WMC) is the stage on which wind bands can compete with the world’s best. This is wind music of the highest quality, performed by participants from all over the world. In fact, WMC has the most international field of participants in the world during the contests for wind bands.

The 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 Wind 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
Friday 29 July, Saturday 30 July and Sunday 31 July 2022

First Division
Saturday 16 July and Sunday 17 July 2022

Second Division
Friday 29 July, Saturday 30 July, Sunday 31 July 2022

Third Division
Friday 22 July, Saturday 23 July and Sunday 24 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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