Competition 2022

European Championship for Wind Orchestras

The date for the upcoming ECWO 2022 is confirmed : you can mark Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May 2022 in your calendars! Wind Bands from all over Europe will gather in Mégacité Amiens (France) to give their best performance and ultimately win the title of European Champion!

You can find the rules for ECWO 2022 here and a new schedule below!

The board of ECWO and the French organisers have decided to split ECWO into a more convenient two day schedule which will open up the possibility of allowing a Swiss orchestra to participate bringing the total up to ten bands.

The original idea was that the orchestras should play their own chosen program one day and the test piece the next day.

As this might present a challenge to the travel arrangements of some bands. We will therefore adapt the program to accommodate five orchestras playing their whole program on Saturday afternoon and five on Sunday morning, or, alternatively six on one day and four the next.

The orchestras can select which day they prefer, but ECWO reserves the right to alter the placement of orchestras to retain a balance to the schedule for both days.

We ask each orchestra to nominate their preferred performance day that would fit best with their travel arrangements.  Reply to within 1st May 2021

Expected wind orchestras :

Belgium - Koninklijke Harmonie van Peer

Denmark - The Danish Concert Band - Rødovre

France - L’Orchestre d’Harmonie de la Ville du Havre

Germany - Landesjugendblasorchester Rheinland Pfalz

Netherlands - Symfonisch blaasorkest Koninklijke Sophia’s Vereeniging

Norway - Musikkforeningen Nidarholm

Slovenia - Krka Wind Orchestra Krka

Sweden - Uppsala Blåsarsymfoniker

Switzerland - Blasorchester Siebnen

United Kingdom - XBY Concert Band