KERKRADE, THE NETHERLANDS
The Fifth WASBE Conference, 1991, was held in conjunction with the Tenth Conference of the British Association of Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensembles at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England.
The conference was headed up by President Vondis Miller (Canada) with Timothy Reynish, Conductor of the Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra (UK), serving as the Conference Chairperson.
An extensive program of concerts, clinics and seminars was provided for participants from over 40 countries. Some of the composers featured during the conference were Ball, Bennett, Gregson, Harper, Hollaway, Horowitz, Hultquist, Keuris, McCabe and Wilson.
One of the goals was to establish a forum for composers, conductors and publishers to discuss issues pertaining to the past, present and future of music for winds.