About Vooruit vzw

The Royal Symphonic Wind Band Vooruit is a musical association without lucrative purpose (Dutch 'vereniging zonder winstoogmerk', short 'vzw'), located in Harelbeke, Belgium. It is conducted by Erik Desimpelaere.

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The orchestra is based on an artistic-progressive motivation. In other words: everyone is welcome at Vooruit vzw, disregarding color, class, religion and political opinion. It is music that stimulates friendships and personal development. Vooruit vzw also wants to create a connection between the amateur and professional musical arts.

Our main goal is making music at a high level. This is possible thanks to three pillars:

  • original wind band music
  • thoroughly thought-through transcriptions from symphonic literature
  • lighter repertoire & cross-over projects.

All of the previous is accompanied by attention to Belgian composers, conductors and soloists. For this, Vooruit is supported by a professional artistic team that can support, guarantee and elaborate these goals.

More about us About the artistic team

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