History

Windcorp Brass Band was established in Gothenburg in January 2005 by Andreas Kratz and Anders Hellman and is made up of professional musicians, music pedagogues and skilful amateurs with one common denominator – the wish to play brass band at a high musical level. The home base is Gothenburg on the Swedish west coast but the band members are located all over south and middle Sweden. In spite of its short history the band has already made an impression on the international brass band scene. Being reigning Swedish Champions they have appeared with highly esteemed conductors and artists like Professor David King, Richard Marshall, Owen Farr, Garry E Cutt, Michel Becquet, Chris Houlding, Mogens Andresen, Stefan Schulz & Øystein Baadsvik.
On the contest scene the band’s greatest success is the win of the elite section at the International Grenland Brass Band Festival in May 2008. On that occasion experienced conductor Gary Cutt was in front of the band. Garry also stood in front of the band at the Swedish National Brass Band Championships in November 2009, 2010 & 2011 when the band, in a very convincing way, won their fourth National Title, the first captured 2007.

In april 2011 Windcorp Brass Band represented Sweden at European Brass Band Championships in Montreux, Schweiz.