HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, the
patron of World of Winds. Credit: Jo Michael.
The World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) is the only international organization of wind band conductors, composers, performers, publishers, teachers, instrument makers and friends of wind music. It is the only organization completely dedicated to enhancing the quality of the wind band throughout the world and exposing its members to new worlds of repertoire, musical culture, people and places.
WASBE is a non-profit international association open to all individuals, institutions and industries interested in symphonic wind bands and wind ensembles as serious and distinctive mediums of musical expression and cultural heritage. WASBE has a membership of over 1000 individuals and organizations in more than 50 countries from throughout the world.
Read more: www.wasbe.org
Jeunesses Musicales is the world’s larges youth and music network and is regarded by UNESCO as the worlds biggest youth culture organization. Currently 41 national members, 6 associate members and over 35 contact organizations are part of the global Jeunesses Musicales community.
Concerts, camps, workshops, festivals, competitions… over 36,000 musical events of all possible music styles are held each year in more than 2000 towns worldwide for over 4.7 million young people.
These diverse musical opportunities can be divided into four main fields: Young Audiences, Young Musicians, Youth Orchestras and Ensembles and Youth Empowerment through Music. Half of the activities provided by the JM network are classical music events – but JMI caters for all tastes, including traditional music, contemporary music, jazz, pop, rock and hip-hop in its repertoire and offering a complement to widespread commercial music.
Through these many exciting musical meeting points specially created for young people from all over the world, the JMI network promotes cultural diversity and encourages peace and mutual understanding.
Read more: www.jmi.net