As far as tradition. The evening's musical offerings are, of course, not conventional. The youth wind orchestra gives a foretaste of the style that will dominate the concert: symphonic wind music. It appeals not only to fans of traditional brass music who expect polka and marches. It opens up a whole new sound experience to a young and young-at-heart audience that would otherwise not have been able to be persuaded to attend a brass band concert.
And so the lineup of the kasendorf symphonic wind orchestra, which includes more than 60 musicians from all generations playing a wide variety of instruments, goes far beyond that of a brass band. More than 40 instruments are used in the percussion section alone: kettledrums, congas, bongos, marimbas and tubular bells underpin and carry the brass sounds. And electric guitar and bass provide the right rock sound.