2020 WAMSB Annual General Meeting

The 2020 WAMSB Annual General Meeting will be held December 18, 2019 at 1:00 PM (Central Standard Time) at the Hilton and Towers in Chicago, IL,  USA during the Midwest Clinic. The room will be posted in the Midwest Clinic program and on the notice board of the Hilton.   

All are welcome to attend.

If you would like to attend online, contact us and we will send you instructions of how to join the meeting. 

2019 Sanctioned event updates

In addition to the World Championships, the following events have been Sanctioned by WAMSB in 2019. We know the organizers and participants are working hard towards these dates and will have fantastic events. This page will be updated as new events are announced.

March 24, 2019 – 1st technical workshop and training in the one world judging system WAMSB. Bogotá – Colombia

May 30 – June 2nd, 2019 – German Championship – Osnabruck, Germany

June 14 – 16, 2019 – Brazil Music Contest – Piracaia, Brazil

June 28-30, 2019 – Rasteder Musiktage – Rasede, Germany

July 19-24, 2019 – Brazil Music Contest – Maripra, Brazil

July 26-28, 2019 – Celtic Band Festival, Limerick, Ireland

August 28- September 3, 2019 – India Nationals

October 2-5, 2019 Asia Pacific International Schools Marching Band Championships – Bengaluru

October 24 – 26, 2019 Copa Latinoamericana. Puebla, Mexico

November 10, 2019 Wamsb Colombia regional’s competitions. Bogotá – Villavicencio – Cúcuta

November 29 – 30, 2019 Cartagena de Indias Open Championship, Cartagena – Colombia.

December 1, 2019 WAMSB National Congress 2019. Cartagena – Colombia

2019 Event and 2020 World Championship in Thailand Information released!

2019

  • 29 – 30 June : Music & Marching Arts International 2019 (all marching categories) 
    Venue : Indoor Stadium Huamark
  • 16 – 17 July : Music & Marching Arts International 2019 (all concert categories) 
    Venue : Main Hall, Thailand Cultural Center

2020– WAMSB World Championships

  • 29 July – 2 August : WAMSB World Championship 2020
    Tentative schedule:
    29 July : Opening Ceremony and reception. (Main Hall, Thailand Cultural Center)
    30 July : All Concert Band categories (Main Hall, Thailand Cultural Center)
    31 July : Concert Band categories cont. or marching related categories.
    1 – 2 August : All marching-related categories. (Indoor Stadium Huamark – tentative venue.)
  • All events will be held indoors due to Thailand’s weather at that time. (Hot and rainy season.) Indoor stadium performance area will be 40 x 30 yards. (Similar to world championship in Jeju, South Korea and in Japan.)
  • Accommodations, transportation and sightseeing packages can be arranged for interested participants.

Poland WAMSB event a great success!

(above) Flag ceremony (below) Jury Members for Alte Kameraden Band Festival in Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland on May 19/20, 2018: (l-r) Mike Townsend, CA – Pawel Joks, PL – Hans-Dieter Buschau, DE – Konrad Borycki, PL — Hans-Dieter Buschau, WAMSB International Board Member for Germany & Europe, was also the Supervising Judge while Mike Townsend, WAMSB International Vice President also acted in the capacity of WAMSB Event Official. — The Jury was impressed with all of the band performances at the festival. Congratulations Alte Kameraden Band Festival.

Official results are posted on the WAMSB event results webpage.

2019 German Festival of Music announced!

WAMSB is pleased to announce the sanction of the “6th German Festival of Music” in the city of Osnabrück, Germany from May 30-June 2, 2019.  This event happens every 6 years, and often sees over 400 bands with more than 15,000 participants!

Below is the official letter and invitation to WAMSB members.  Participating bands may qualify for the 2020 or 2021 World Championships.

Osnabrük 2019 - Official Sanction

2017 ONSBRUCK -Information and Invitation