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The WASBE Youth 
Wind Orchestra (WYWO)
July 18 – 24, 2022, Prague, Czech Republic
Organizer: WASBE Conference Local Organizing Committee 
Artistic Director: Col. Václav Blahunek
Executive Coordinator: The Prague Concert Co. 
Conductors: Timothy Reynish (UK), Marek Prášil (CZ)
Supported by
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The WASBE Youth Wind Orchestra (WYWO) has been an important part of the WASBE Conferences held around the globe since 1983. WYWO brings together talented young musicians from all over the world to perform wind band repertoire at the highest level. Students will have the opportunity to work with internationally renowned conductors, composers and soloists during a week of intensive music making in Prague in July 2022. The mission of WYWO is to unite players through the global language of music.
Repertoire Overview
The proposed repertoire is a tribute to the verve and vigor of Czech music with emphasis on its Bohemian (Adam Gorb), Moravian (Evžen Zámečník, Pavel Staněk) and especially Lachian origins, so characteristic for the music of Leoš Janáček and his successors Václav Nelhýbel and Vladimir Studnička. WYWO will also pay tribute to Karel Husa, who was born in Prague in 1921. 
WYWO Program
Leoš Janáček(1854-1928)
Sinfonietta, I. mvt “Fanfare” (1926)
arr. Karel Bělohoubek (1989)
Václav Nelhýbel (1919-1996)
Festivo (1968)
Karel Husa (1921-2016)
 Divertimento for Symphonic Winds and Percussion (1955) 
arr. John Boyd (1995)
1. Overture • 2. Scherzo • 3. Song • 4. Slovak Dance
Adam Gorb (*1958)
 Bohemian Revelry (2013)
1. Polka 2. Furiant • 3. Sousedska • 4. Skocna
Evžen Zámečník (1939–2018)
Moravian Rhapsody (1984)
Vladimír Stunička (*1935)
Beskydy Nocturne (1999)
Solo for Oboe 
Pavel Staněk (*1927)
Columbus – The Great Journey 1492 (1992)
WYWO Principal Conductor: Marek Prášil, CZ
WYWO Conductor of Honour: Dr. Timothy Reynish, UK
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Congress Centre Czech National Bank
Senovážné náměstí 30
Prague 1
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Hotel Olympik Tristar Prague ***
U Sluncové 14
Prague 8
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Žofín Palace
Slovanský Ostrov 226
Prague 1
Rate EUR 300 per person includes:
6 nights accommodation in multi-bedrooms (18th July – 24th July 2022)
6 x breakfast at Hotel
5 x lunch 
7 x rehearsal in Congress Centre Czech National Bank
1 x rehearsal in Žofín Palace Great Hall 
1 x concert in Žofín Palace Great Hall
Percussion isntruments
1 x ticket to Gala Concert of Prague Castle Guard
and Czech Police Symphonic Band together
with US Marine Band at St. Vitus Cathedral on 21 July 2022
WASBE Prague 2022 T-shirt

WYWO members have free admission to all WASBE concerts (subject to available capacity).

Any travel costs for journey to Prague
Public transportation in Prague
Travel insurance
Information for Applicants

List of required instruments:

C Piccolo (1-2)
Flute I (2-4) – II (2-4)
Oboe I (1-2) – II (1-2)
Bassoon I (1-2) – II (1-2)
Contra-Bassoon (1 auxiliary)
E-flat Clarinet (1)
B-flat Clarinet I (4) – II (4) – III (4)
B-flat Bass Clarinet (1-2)
E-flat Alto Saxophone I (1-2) – II (1-2)
B-flat Tenor Saxophone I (1-2) – II (1-2)
E-flat Baritone Saxophone (1)
Flugelhorn I (2-4) – II (1-2)
Bassflugelhorn (Treble Clef) (1-2)
B-flat Trumpet I (1-2) – II (1-2) – III (1-2) – IV (1-2)
Horn in F I-II-III-IV (4-8)
Trombone I (1-2) – II (1-2) – III (1-2)
Bass Trombone (1)
Euphonium (Bass Clef) (1-2)
Tuba F (1-2)
Tuba B (2-4)
Timpani (1)
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V (5-6)

Min/max. no. of players: 54/89
Age limit: 18 – 26 years
(Birthday between July 1996 – June 2004)

N.B. Participants are responsible for making travel arrangements to Prague at their own cost, 
as well as securing a visa if required, and they must commit to the entire conference.
Application procedure

Recording information:
- Recording of yourself performing 2 contrasting pieces on your instrument 
(mp4 format OR link to YouTube channel) 
- Resume / Curriculum Vitae
- A letter of recommendation from a major instrument teacher or conductor

- Passport size photo (jpeg preferred) published in due course.
Deadline for applications: 
April 30th , 2022
Feel free to contact us via:

Successful applicants will be informed during the first week of May.