Vooruit 100 years

In 2022, Royal Symphonic Wind Band Vooruit Harelbeke celebrates its centenary!

An anniversary to remember, but above all to celebrate well.

The programme in a nutshell

See you soon at one of our events!

Book: 'Orkest van de wereld. 100 jaar Harmonie Vooruit Harelbeke in 100 objecten' 

(English: 'Orchestra of the World. 100 Years of Symphonic Wind Band Vooruit in 100 Objects')

In 'Orkest van de wereld. 100 jaar Harmonie Vooruit Harelbeke in 100 objecten', historians Leendert Acke and Elwin Hofman tell the story of a wind band that grew from a propaganda machine of the local Harelbeek socialist movement to an orchestra with musical ambitions on a world scale.

Vooruit's history provides a glimpse into the evolution of brass bands throughout the country over the past century.

Using one hundred objects - instruments, photos, scores, stickers, newspaper clippings and much more - the history of the wind band comes to life. 'Orkest van de wereld’ is a book about music and politics, about friendships and conflicts and about triumphs and setbacks.

The book is available in Dutch.

Order your copy here!

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