Musicians – orchestra

Youth Brass Band Orchestra Zlin Association (YBBOZA = SDOM Zlin)

Youth Orchestra Brass Band Orchestra was found in 1946 in the city of Zlin, under the Sokol sports organization, by its longtime conductor and artistic director Mr. Karel Travnicek. Despite the difficult beginnings, the orchestra had some high level achievements over many years and it occupied first places in its category during national competitions. The young brass music naturally follows and continues as the Youth Brass Band Orchestra Zlin Association (Zlin SDOM), since in 1997. Basis orchestra is made out of young musicians, whom are internally trained and educated, starting at the age of 9 and are mainly from the city of Zlin and its vicinity. Since its inception (in 1946) till present the wind orchestra has raised more than 2,000 young musicians , many of which had become outstanding musical professional or they are involved in educating of upcoming generations of young music followers.

The current conductor and artistic director of the orchestra became Mr. Libor Mikl, with his colleagues Petr and Tomas Cernoch. Integral parts of the orchestra are 3 groups of majorettes and twirler aged 5 to 25 years and a dance group led by sisters Alice and Anna Krcmar.

SDOM Zlín regularly presents its concerts and marching performances not only in Czech Republic but also abroad. For the outstanding artistic quality is the assembly regularly invited and screened at international competitions and performances, featured in Norway, Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark, Hungary, Poland, Russia, etc., where this band has won several first prizes and top awards. Orchestra’s repertoire is very rich also. In addition to the classic Czech brass and Czech folk songs the classical tunes are included. Let’s not forget the world of musicals and film world performances, compositions for large wind orchestras and the orchestral and rock songs.

Besides the concerts and marching performances, the orchestra offers cultural program for variety of social, sporting and other events.




Address: Sdružení dechového orchestru mladých Zlín, Gahurova 1, 760 01 Zlín, CZ

E-mail: sdom.zlin§


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