Adolphe Sax
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The Day for the Wind Bands  

Adolphe Sax unquestionably revolutionised music and should also be regarded as the father of modern music societies and brass bands. As such, the International Adolphe Sax Association has chosen to work on the upgrading of music societies that are proud to represent popular music in the noble sense of the term.


And for popular music, a popular event… every three years, at the end of September, the IASA organises a Music Society Day, in Dinant.

More than a score of music societies and brass bands coming from France, the Netherlands, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Flemish and German-speaking Communities as well as the Wallonia-Brussels Community, spread across the town’s squares, each playing for 45 minutes,  before getting together at the beginning of the evening for an exceptional, even unique, concert. Entirely free, all these concerts are as many invitations to come and have fun at the popular music festival in Dinant.