Lecture 100 years fanfaremuziek

21 maart 2024
Bibliotheek in 't Perron

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the St. Nicasius brass band, the Friends of the Library Foundation and the St. Nicasius brass band are organizing an evening about the past and present of brass bands and wind music. Of course, the St. Nicasius brass band takes center stage. An engaging evening filled with history, visuals, and music.

Two centuries of wind music

In the first part of the evening, Harrie Reumkens will guide us through the development of wind music from the period of the "industrial revolution" in the 19th century to the present day in 2023. During this period, many (amateur) brass bands emerged, the first competitions were held, and music associations played a central role in daily life.

Harrie will narrate this story about the significant role of harmonies, brass bands, and fanfares in our society then and now, accompanied by visuals and music. A narrative seamlessly aligned with the evolution of the centennial St. Nicasius brass band.

He served as the artistic director of the World Music Concours in Kerkrade (WMC) for many years and is the author of the book 'World Stage for Wind Music.'

St. Nicasius, 100 years of brass band music in Heeze

The second part of the evening will be presented by Jeroen van Wanroij, a 50-year member of the St. Nicasius brass band.

In 1924, a group of Heezen residents had had enough. Many surrounding villages had a brass band or harmony, but Heeze still did not. That situation couldn't persist; Heeze needed a musical ensemble too.

What motivated these people, how did they approach this, who led the way over the past 100 years, and how did the brass band and the village change throughout the years? These are some of the topics Jeroen will discuss with a wealth of visual material from 1917, yes, you read it correctly, until the present.

CV Harrie Reumkens

Harrie Reumkens from Landgraaf received the Dutch Wind Music Prize in 2022. This distinction is awarded by the Royal Dutch Music Organization (KNMO), the Association of Orchestra Conductors and Instructors (BvOI), and the World Music Concours (WMC) Foundation to individuals who have played a significant role in the development of wind music. Harrie Reumkens is only the fourth person to receive this award.

Reumkens served as the artistic director of the WMC for over 30 years. He is a connoisseur of the ins and outs of national and international wind music. Last year, he published the beautiful book 'World Stage for Wind Music' covering 70 years of WMC. He is also an inspiring presenter of concerts, introducing music and musicians to the audience in an engaging manner.

Admission: € 3,- (including coffee and cake)

Venue: 't Perron in Heeze

Date: March 21, 2024

Start: 8:00 PM