WORLD ASSOCIATION FOR SYMPHONIC BANDS & ENSEMBLES
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2024
16 - 20 July | Gwangju, South Korea
- THE 20TH EDITION -
Hello. This is Korea.
Korea, the leader of global cultural contents.
Korea is now referred to as a hot furnace of culture.
By embracing cultural diversity and absorbing Korean traits, the country is recreating a whole new look. K-Music, K-Drama, K-Movie...
Not just confined to Asia, the whole world is literally in love with K-Culture.
It is of more than a passing interesting in facing the differences of Asian cultures. It is about something we have never encountered before – a cultural recreation, a new paradigm, a new Renaissance.
Although Korea is one of the smaller countries in Asia, this does not affect the fact that the country is the leader of cultures around the world. BTS, Squid Game, Parasite, Kimchi -
Many of you may have heard or have encountered such content at least once. A country which commands cultural influence through popular culture and UNESCO Heritage Sites enjoyed around the world.
A country with more than 5,000 years of glorious history.
We invite you to Korea.
Growing, developing, nurturing, and celebrating the wind band!
What makes your country’s wind band traditions and your ensemble special and unique?
What wildflowers would you like to share with us?
WHO ARE WE
The Most Diversified Wind Band Conference in the World
WASBE International Conference is a unique festival of symphonic wind music, hosting the best wind bands and ensembles, conductors, musicians and music experts from around the world. This biennial event has taken place in different cultural centres all over the globe for the last 40 years. 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 completely dedicated to enhancing the quality of wind bands throughout the world and exposing their members to new worlds of repertoire, musical culture, people and places.