The Royal Fanfare Philharmonie Leende was founded in 1850 and is one of the oldest fanfares in the Netherlands. The association has more than 140 members.
A fanfare is an orchestra composed of brass and percussion instruments, complemented with saxophones. The prime musical role in fanfare orchestras is played by flugelhorns. Traditionally, the fanfare is best known as marching corps that plays music at festive events. In the Netherlands many fanfare orchestras have developed into full-fledged concert orchestras.
The Youth Orchestra has 50 musicians, ranging from 11 to 20 years. The orchestra consists of flugelhorns, trumpets, horns, trombones, euphoniums, basses and saxophones and rhythmic and melodic percussion. The music we play is very diverse. During our tour we mainly play light music, which sticks to your memory, such as: Michael Bublé, Uptown Funk, Intoxicated, Starwars and Harry Potter.
The youth orchestra is led by Patrick van Zutven (1973). He inspires the whole orchestra with his enthusiasm and prepares compositions and arrangements.