On Sunday, July 31, 2011, the APU Wind Orchestra competed at the 2011 Oita Prefecture Wind Orchestra Contest winning its fourth straight gold medal in the University A Division. This Concert was held at the Oita City Iichiko Grand Theatre and was hosted by the Japan Band Association and the Asahi Shimbun.
With this victory, the orchestra won the right to represent Oita Prefecture at the All-Kyushu Wind Orchestra Contest. Orchestra representative, ITO Chika (APM2, Japan) spoke of the group’s ambitions towards the upcoming event. “Thank you everyone for your cooperation and support. This achievement brings us one step closer to our goal of competing at the national level. I hope that our team can come together as one and make the most of this opportunity. We look forward to your continued support”.
On Saturday, August 27, the APU Wind Orchestra will compete at the 56th All-Kyushu Wind Orchestra Contest to be held at the Iizuka Cosmoscommon in Iizuka City, Fukuoka Prefecture. Lets look forward to more great results!