The origins of the World Music Competition (WMC) date back to 1949 when two wind bands from the mining town of Kerkrade invited an English colliery brass band from Yorkshire – Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band – to take part in a concert.
The concert was such a success that it was decided to hold an international festival for amateur orchestras in Kerkrade, in association with a series of concerts by professional orchestras.
Over the years, the WMC has become synonymous with a spectacular music festival of the highest quality. The most important international organisations for wind and brass bands agree: the WMC in Kerkrade is the most important international festival for band music in the world.


All Highlights WMC 2017

WMC 2017

2cd Highlights World Brass Band Championships 2017

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2cd Highlights Symphonic Windband vol. 1 - WMC 2017

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2cd Highlights Symphonic Windband vol. 2 - WMC 2017

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2cd Highlights Fanfare - WMC 2017

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