Board of Directors

Position Name End of term
President Dario Sotelo, Brazil July 2019 (President 2017–2019)
President-Elect James Ripley, USA July 2019 (President 2019–2021)
Immediate Past President William V. Johnson, USA July 2019 (President 2015–2017)
Secretary/Parliamentarian Matthew J. George, USA (appointed)
Treasurer Darrell Brown, USA (appointed)

Board of Directors

Name Country End of Term
Vaclav Blahunek Czech Republic July 2021
Joop Boerstoel The Netherlands July 2021
Björn Bus The Netherlands July 2019
Stéphane Delley Switzerland July 2023
Miguel Etchegoncelay Argentina/France July 2021
Yo Goto Japan July 2019
Franco Hänle Germany July 2023
Marcelo Jardim Brazil July 2019
Bert Langeler Estonia July 2019
Janis Purins Republic of Latvia July 2023
Colleen Richardson Canada July 2021
Reed Thomas USA July 2023

Executive Director

Markus Mauderer
WASBE Executive Director
Kolpingstr. 2
D-76456 Kuppenheim
Germany

Tel: +49 151 / 275 268 18
Fax: +49 72 22 / 77 40 40

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International Artistic Advisory Committee

Felix Hauswirth, Chair (Switzerland)

WASBE Foundation

  • Dario Sotelo, Chair
  • Deborah Gibbs
  • William Johnson
  • Glenn Price
  • James Ripley
  • Past Presidents Advisory Council

    • Bert Aalders – Chair (The Netherlands)
    • Trevor Ford (Norway)
    • Francis Pieters (Belgium)
    • Leif Jansson (Sweden)
    • Felix Hauswirth (Switzerland)
    • Dennis L. Johnson (USA)
    • Glenn D. Price (Canada)
    • Leon Bly (Germany)
    • Odd Terje Lysebo (Norway)

    Honorary Life Members

    • Bert Aalders (The Netherlands)
    • Toshio Akiyama (Japan)
    • Frank Battisti (USA)
    • Leon J. Bly (Germany)
    • James Croft (deceased)
    • Désiré Dondeyne (deceased)
    • Frederick Fennell (deceased)
    • Trevor Ford (Norway)
    • Egil A. Gundersen (Norway)
    • Felix Hauswirth (Switzerland)
    • Jan Molenaar (The Netherlands)

    Affiliates

    • World Projects Inc. - - Deborah Gibbs, CEO
    • The Prague Concert Company - - John Tregellas / Jan Špalek , Director / Sales Manager
    • ZIMIHC - Utrecht - Appie Alferink / Martine Spanjers, Director / Coordinator
    • Centre de documentation de la musique contemporaine - France - (WASBE archives),
    • WENS Travel - The Netherlands - Janneke Hoeberigs, Operational Manager

    WASBE Lifetime Achievement Award

    • Karel Husa (deceased)

    National Sections

    Germany

    President: Rolf Rudin
    Vice President: Maxmimilian Jannetti
    Treasurer: Jürgen Albrecht
    General Secretary: Philipp Zink
    Kraichgaustr. 10
    76698 Ubstadt-Weiher
    Tel. / Fax +49 7251 36 70 75
    Email: info@wasbe.de
    Website: www.wasbe.de

    Hungary

    Joszef Csikota
    Charmain Hungarian & East Central European Association of Bands & Ensembles
    Csikota József, Hungary
    csikotaj@csikotajozsef.hu

    Japan

    General Secretary: Shirai Hideyuki
    WASBE-Section Japan
    21117 Aoihigashi 2-11-17
    Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 433-8114

    Switzerland

    Website: www.wasbe.ch
    Contact information is listed on WASBE Switzerland's “vorstand” page

    Committees, Task Forces, and Programs

    Repertoire Development Task Force

    Bert Langeler, Chair

    Commissioning Program

    James Ripley, Chair

    Conductor Professional Development Program

    Alberto Roque, Chair

    Prague Conference

    Bert Aalders, Chair

    Utrecht Conference

    Bert Aalders, Chair

    Website Editor and International Reporters

    Markus Mauderer, Chair

    Social Media Editor

    Markus Mauderer

    Industry Liaison Task Force

    Mark Morette, Chair

    Publications Committee

    William Johnson, Chair

    History and Archives Committee

    Miguel Etchegoncelay, Chair

    Composer’s Network

    Marco Pütz, Co-Chair Yo Goto, Co-Chair

    Military Band Network

    Col. Václav Blahunek

    Marketing and Membership Development Task Force

    Dario Sotelo

    Recognition, Awards and Citations Committee

    James Ripley

    Past Presidents & Past Conference Venues

    1981-1983 Trevor Ford Skien, Norway
    1983-1985 Francis Pieters Kortrijk, Belgium
    1985-1987 John Paynter (deceased) Boston, USA
    1987-1989 Jan Molenaar Kerkrade, The Netherlands
    1989-1991 Vondis Miller (deceased) Manchester, UK
    1991-1993 Leif Jansson Valencia, Spain
    1993-1995 William Johnson Hamamatsu, Japan
    1995-1997 Wolfgang Suppan (deceased) Schladming, Austria
    1997-1999 Felix Hauswirth San Luis Obispo, USA
    1999-2001 Felix Hauswirth Lucerne, Switzerland
    2001-2002 Timothy Reynish Jönköping, Sweden (2003)
    2003-2005 Dennis Johnson Singapore
    2005-2007 Bert Aalders Killarney, Ireland
    2007-2009 Glenn D. Price Cincinnati, USA
    2009-2011 Leon Bly Chiayi City, Taiwan ROC
    2013-2015 Bert Aalders San Jose, California

    Website

    Website Editor Markus Mauderer