The music association Bergmannsblasorchester Kurbad Schlema e.V. has organized the International Festival of Music since 1992. In 1998, the Festival was renamed as European Brass and Wind Band Festival / International Festival of Music in order to emphasise the European dimension of the event. The Festival’s motto is “No Limits – the Brass and Wind Music Highlight of its Form in Europe”. The complexity, the manner and the procedure of the Festival are considered to be unrivalled in Europe and therefore constitute the unique features of the event.
The European Brass and Wind Band Festival / International Festival of Music is an annual major event which connects nations. First-class brass and wind bands from at least eleven nations, which have a very high reputation in their respective countries, perform at the Festival.
The audience experiences around 60 nonstop-concerts each with a length of about 40 minutes in highest quality performed on two large stages in a heated tent with catering and 4,000 seats. Two parades with 1,000 participants frame the event.