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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
General Manager: David Maxa
Executive Coordinator: The Prague Concert Co. 
Conductors: Tim Reynish (UK), Marek Prášil (CZ)
Background
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. Tim Reynish, UK
Places
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Venues:
WYWO Rehearsal Hall

Prague Conservatory Concert Hall
Dvořákovo nábřeží 2,
Prague 1 – Staré Město / Old Town
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Accommodation:
Youth Hostel

Youth Hostel – Domov mládeže
Studentská 10, Prague 6 – Dejvice
Public Transport connection: 20 mins by underground to rehearsal venue (maps TBA)

Meal provision:
Breakfast – Youth
HostelLunch – Prague Conservatory
Dinner – free

TBA Registration Fee: 350,- USD
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Concert Hall:
Great Hall of Žofín Palace 

Žofín Palace
Slavonic Island, Prague 1
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 1998 – 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

On-line registration form will be published in April 2021.

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.
Applications can be sent to e-mail 
Deadline for applications: 
December 15, 2021

Other information, including: instrument insurance notification, important dates and deadline, will be published in due course.