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.
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.