Marching- & Show

Tickets are available from the 8th of March!

Also the upcoming edition of the Marching & Show Contests at the World Music Contest Kerkrade will be held at the Parkstad Limburg Stadium form the 6th untille the 30 th of July 2017. The preparations for the 18th edition of the famous World Music Contest (WMC) Kerkrade are in full swing. All over the world marching and show bands; wind fanfare and brass bands; percussion ensembles; conductors and tutors are preparing for their participation next year. More than 20.000 participants are expected tot take part in Kerkrade from 6 – 30 July.

More than 250 bands and orchestras have already registered for WMC Kerkrade 2017. With their colourful presentations they will show the world, how music is able to bind even the most exotic groupes of people together. “Alle Menschen werden Brüder!” was in 1951, and is in 2017 more than ever the WMC-motto, which this year translates into: “WMC – Breathing the World!”

Many of the champions from WMC 2013 will be present to defend their titles. In the section Brass Band Manger Musikklag and the Spijkerpakkenband will try to hold on to their top classification, and in the section Fanfare Band Kempenbloei Achel and St. Caecilia Puth will be aiming for the same. In the Parkstad Limburg Stadium, besides champions K&G Leiden and Advendo, a number of top Thai bands will be present. In the Concert Contest for Percussion Ensembles Cadenza Twello will defend its title, and former multiple WMC Champion Ste. Cécile Eijsden and Dutch Open Champion Banda Sinfonica Portugal will give concerts in the WMC Concert Series.

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