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World Music Contest (WMC)

July 7 – 31, 2022

The World Music Contest (WMC) is above all a celebration of music. In the seventy years of the festival’s existence, WMC has proven that it is a relevant – perhaps the most significant – player in the world of wind music, attracting more than 20,000 musicians and some 350,000 visitors to the city of Kerkrade every four years.

In essence, WMC is a wind music festival based on contests for wind and fanfare bands, percussion ensembles, brass bands, marching and show bands, and conductors. Winners at Kerkrade can officially call themselves the world champions for the four years until the next contest. During the four week festival, WMC’s program will feature high quality orchestras and artists from the world at various locations in the city and region, showcasing a cross section of what wind music has to offer.

The festival, which has been held every four years in Kerkrade (Netherlands) since 1951, is a meeting place where musicians and visitors from different backgrounds can come into contact and where cultures unite in order to make music. WMC offers a platform for contests on a global level – but most of all, it looks to connect people. It establishes valuable crossovers in wind music and encourages unique musical experiences.

WMC welcomes a wide variety of wind groups from wind ensembles and concert bands to brass bands to marching groups. WMC will start taking registrations April 1, 2021.

World Projects is proud to be the preferred travel provider of the World Music Conference, Kerkrade and is happy to assist in arranging Performance Tours surrounding the Contest.
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Find more details on their website: https://wmc.nl/

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