Structural organization

The Royal Symphonic Wind Band Vooruit vzw consists of two main executive boards: a daily and a general one.

Daily board/Management

The daily board or management forms the center of the organization and is responsible for the daily direction. It can meet ad hoc, prepares the general meetings and takes urgent decisions when necessary.

  • President: Glenn D’Haene
  • Treasurer: Geert De Cocker
  • Chief-conductor: Erik Desimpelaere
  • Judicial advisor: Michaël Boudry
  • General advisor: Cleve Mahieu & Wim Godderis

General board

The general board is responsible for the practical functioning of the organization of Vooruit vzw's different aspects, as well as their functioning on a long-term basis.

The general board consists of the daily board, to which are added: one representative per team, the general president and honorary president. This board gets together on a monthly basis during the general meeting.

  • General president: Alain Top
  • Honorary president: Philippe De Coene
  • Secretary: Glenn D’Haene & Wim Godderis
  • Treasurer: Geert De Cocker
  • Artistic team: representative Erik Desimpelaere
  • Team young Vooruit: representative Geert Verschaeve
  • Team library & instruments: representative David Vandekerckhove
  • Logistic team: representative Jean-Pierre Pattyn
  • Team press & media: representative Jana Dejonghe
  • Team Vooruit on Tour: representative Wim Godderis
  • Team friends of Vooruit: representative Cleve Mahieu
  • Team partners of Vooruit: representative ...

All documentation, such as contact details and meeting notes, is centrally managed on a secured online platform. This platform also functions as external contact point, via the e-mail address (or alias

Royal Symphonic Wind Band Vooruit is officially an association without lucrative purpose (Dutch 'vereniging zonder winstoogmerk', short 'vzw') with as full name “Koninklijk Harmonieorkest Vooruit Harelbeke” or short “KHVH”.
Association number: 0677616858
Seat:  Hoogstraat 123, 8540 Deerlijk, België