The public is welcome in all evaluation contests!
- Symphonic Wind Bands (wood winds, brass, percussion)
- Brass Band (brass band and percussion)
- Fanfare Orchestras (brass, saxophones, percussions)
- Other wind orchestra ensembles (e.g. Big Bands)
A1 Percusison Ensembles/Drum Bands
A2 Flute & Fife Bands
A3 Fanfare & Bugle Bands (no valves allowed)
A4 Schalmei Bands
A5 mixed ensembles (all instruments of categories 1, 2 and 3)
A6 Marching Bands (all brass and wood wind instruments, all percussion instruments)
The participants can choose between 6 levels of difficulty.
The Evaluation Concerts for marching bands are part of the categories “wind music” as well as “further ensembles – Spielleutemusik”. Critics consider marching music to be outdated and too military. This must be contradicted, because especially nowadays playing music in movement and in public is highly regarded. Marches belong to the oldest forms of music and thus present a valuable cultural heritage which must be preserved. Based on the genre’s rhythmic and stylistic characteristics, the formal and exact process of marching music is a necessity to achieve the union of music and movement. Therefore, marching music is a form of musical expression with independent significance just like concertante stage music.