65th International Show-, Marching- and Brassmusic 65th International Show-, Marching- and Brassmusic – Rasteder Musiktage e.V.

65th International Show-, Marching- and Brassmusic

65th International Show-, Marching- and Brassmusic

Qualification for the World Championship

On the tournament ground in Rastede Castle Park



The Rasteder Musiktage is the ideal preparation event for the German Championship of Musicians from October 1st – 2nd, 2022, in Furth im Wald, as well as for the WMC “Wereld Muziek Concours”, July 7th – 31st, 2022 in Kerkrade.

Thanks to our close cooperation with the BDMV and the WMC, we are offering the first league march course at the Rasteder Musiktage 2022, from the German championship in Furth im Wald, as well as the WMC course in Kerkrade.

The show class of the German Championship 2022 and the Rasteder Musiktage are also the same. The BDMV and the Rasteder Musiktage e.V. association both work with the “One World System” of the WAMSB. This is a very open rating system to make it easier for music associations to enter the show class worldwide and work with the same standards and rating criteria. With the result achieved in each case, you can then be compared worldwide and see where you stand as a club.

All results achieved will automatically flow into the qualification for the World Championships from 17.-24. July 2023, in Buckhannon, West Virginia, USA and in Rastede from June 27th. – 06/30/2024.

Rasteder Musiktage e.V. is pleased to host the WAMSB World Association of Marching Showbands in 2024. This should actually have taken place in Rastede this year but has unfortunately been canceled due to the global corona pandemic. The canceled World Cup 2021 will take place from June 27th to June 30th, 2024. Music clubs wishing to take part in the World Championships must qualify at an event sanctioned by the WAMSB in 2022 or 2023. An orchestra / band is qualified if they have achieved 80 points or more. This applies to all music classes.

“The World Association of Marching Show Bands (WAMSB) is an international association dedicated to promoting and growing the global marching band community. 32 nations from all over the world are members of the WAMSB, which are represented by 24 band associations and their bands.

“We have been a member of the WAMSB for many years. Through our membership in the world association, but also through our active participation in the association, we have been able to continuously improve our music festival and are now recognized worldwide as one of the top addresses, as an organizer in Europe. If a music association from overseas wants to travel to Europe, then you are always in contact with us and try to plan your trip so that you can possibly come to Rastede. That is not always possible, but then we establish contact with other organizers in Europe and support them through our network,” reports Torsten Wilters.

On the second day of the event, the Rasteder will also offer the drum corps scene from Europe a platform. The drum corps clubs have been holding a “league competition” in Rastede for 15 years. The result achieved in Rastede will be entered in the results list of the European Drum Corps League, from which the starting order for the big drum corps final in September 2022 in the Netherlands results.

The registration deadline for the International Rasteder Musiktage is March 1st, 2022. “Especially in the concert class, we are usually fully booked by the end of the year. That means, if you want to qualify in the concert class in 2022 or just want to come back to Rastede, you should register for the concert class early, ”says Stefan Scheffler.


Titles and awards can be won in different categories such as the march and standing game, the march parade, as well as in concert and show classes.

The march and standing game evaluations as well as the show evaluations are carried out on the tournament site.

The concert evaluations will take place in the nearby Feldbreite multi-purpose hall of KGS Rastede.

Numerous restaurateurs take care of the physical well-being on site.

And even the smallest guests are thought of with a bouncy castle, airbrush make-up and balloon animals.

Saturday evening ends with a grand finale in the palace gardens.

After the clubs have deployed, all musicians play the European anthem “Song of Joy” together.

The finale will be crowned by one of the largest fireworks in the region.