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European Championship for Wind Orchestras

The European Championship for Wind Orchestras is an international non-profit association, with the purpose of arranging the European Championship for Wind Orchestras.


The association was founded on its first annual meeting in Utrecht, The Netherlands, on 25th of October 2014.


The upcoming Championship of 2018 will take place on 26st of May 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. The venue will be announced shortly!


The first Championship for Wind Orchestras was held in Tivoli Vredenburg concert hall, Utrecht, The Netherlands on 21st of May 2016.

ECWO 2018

The date for the upcoming ECWO 2018 is confirmed: you can mark May 26th in your calenders! Wind Bands from all over Europe will gather in Brussels to give their best performance and ultimately win the title of European Champion!


You can find the rules for ECWO 2018 here!

The venue of the Championship will be announced very soon!



17 October 2017 - The Line up for ECWO 2018 is complete! See or competition page for the names of the orchestras.

01 September 2017 - ECWO is happy to announce that the test piece for ECWO 2018 is a new composition by Bart Picqueur: MUTATIONS (2017).


18 May 2017 - Harmonie St. Michael van Thorn is deputed by KNMO as the Dutch representative at the ECWO 2018. Congratulations!


4 April 2017 - We can confirm the date of the 2018 European Wind Orchestra Championship. Mark the 26st of May 2018 in your calendars!


We are also very pleased to announce that Lillestrøm Musikkorps has accepted the invitation to join the participants of ECWO 2018 for Norway.


19 March 2017 - We are happy to announce the contesting orchestra for the host of the next ECWO. Koninklijke Harmonie Sint-Cecilia Rotem won the national competition and will participate for Belgium!


17 March 2017 - We found our two first contestents! Unión Musical Villamayorense are the proud representatives for Spain and Blasorchester Siebnen will give their all for their country, Switzerland! Good luck!

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