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[Now in the provincial era] Gyeonggi Gwangju succeeds in hosting 'International WASBE Conference', e

[Now in the provincial era] Gyeonggi Gwangju succeeds in hosting 'International WASBE Conference', emerges as a culture and arts city



The World Association for Wind Band Education (WASBE) International WASBE Confderence, which brings together musicians from around the world every other year to promote international cultural exchange and revitalize the arts, will be held in Gwangju, Gyeonggi-do, from July 16 to 20 next year.


The 2024 20th International WASBE Conference Gwangju-Gyeonggi, which has been called the 'Wind Music Olympics,' will be held for the first time in Korea. For the host city of Gwangju, the 2024 20th International WASBE Conference Gwangju-Gyeonggi is its first international event.


In July last year, as soon as the 8th civil election 'Bang Se-hwan-ho' was launched, Gwangju City, led by Mayor Bang, attended the '2022 International WASBE Conference' in Prague, Czech Republic, and the WASBE General Assembly in Chicago, United States, and successfully bid for the 2024 20th International WASBE Conference Gwangju-Gyeonggi in next year.


The theme of the 2024 20th International WASBE Conference Gwangju-Gyeonggi is wildflowers. Gwangju explains that it reflects the historical significance of the Gyeonggi Millennium, which is alive and well in the natural environment.



The 2024 20th International WASBE Conference Gwangju-Gyeonggi will feature a program of performances by international wind bands and ensembles selected by the WASBE Artistic Committee. Ten teams from eight countries around the world, including the Adelaide Wind Orchestra from Australia, the Baden-Württemberg Band from Germany, and the OHJS Strasbourg Youth Harmony Orchestra from France, will be invited to perform at Namhansanseong Art Hall.

The final day of the festival will be highlighted by a performance by the WASBE Youth Wind Orchestra (WYWO), a group of youth from around the world. WYWO is a festival band formed by WASBE to share musical values and achieve harmony among youths around the world.


Mayor Bang Se-hwan said on the 15th, "We are doing our best to hold a safer and more seamless event ahead of the global event." He added, "We hope that hosting the 2024 20th International WASBE Conference Gwangju-Gyeonggi will contribute to the revitalization of tourism and the development of the local economy, and through this, Gwangju will make a leap forward as a global cultural city.“


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