Rīga, 02.07.2018 – On June 2nd the wind band competition of the XXVI Song and XVI Dance Celebration took place in the Great Guild concert hall with a live broadcast of the Latvian Radio. In this competition 25 of the best orchestras from all over Latvia competed. The orchestras’ performances were reviewed by an international jury, consisting of Guntis Kumačevs, Andris Vecumnieks, Timo Kotilainen (Finland), Dainius Pavilionis (Lithuania) and Andreja Šolar (Slovenia). The grand prix for the best orchestra of 2000 Euro (by Conexus Baltic Grid), lots of Laima chocolate and a Rimi voucher were won by the University of Latvia Wind Band (conductors Jānis Puriņš, Jānis Kaģis).
Rīga, 20.09.2017 – The concert “Mīlestības dziesmas” will take place at Latvian University on September 24th.
Rīga, 03.09.2017 – As every year the University of Latvia Wind Band participated in the event “Aristotelis” that marks the beginning of the academic year.
Good luck to all new students! We’re looking forward to meeting all students who play a wind instrument at one of our next rehearsals!
Ostrava, 04.06.2017 – The University of Latvia Wind Band has reached a score of 95,4 out of 100 points at the 18. International wind band competition in Ostrava (Czech Republic) under the lead of conductors Jānis Puriņš and Jānis Kaģis. De orchestra has won the „Grand Prix” – a trumpet of the brand „Arnolds & Sons” and became the absolute winner of the competition.
Jelgava – 02.04.2017 – On April 1st and 2nd 2017 the fourth International wind band competition Baltic Open and the ninth Latvian wind band competition took place in Jelgava. 48 orchestras participated, including three international orchestras from Estonia and Lithuania. A total of 1700 musicians competed in four difficulty levels. In honor of composer Gunārs Ordelovskis (1927 – 1990) from Jelgava the obligatory pieces consisted of marches by the great Latvian composer, conductor and pedagogue to mark his 90th anniversary on the 28th of March.