International Wind Ensemble/Concert Band Contest

The Town of Harelbeke (Belgium)’s aim, is holding for the fifth time a biennial International Composition Contest, is to consolidate its position as a “Town of Music” on the world map.
Contemporary music, more specifically in the sector of music for wind and percussion instruments, deserves permanent backing. In our role as a Town Council, our aim is to motivate composers and performers and to provide a window onto the world.
The importance of this contest shouldn’t be underrated.
Building a musical bridge between international communities is, after all, essential to the future of mankind. The contest makes a contribution towards that.
You will find all the regulations of our International Competition for band music on the website: