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The International Society for Research and Promotion of Wind Music (Internationale Gesellschaft zur Erforschung und F÷rderung der Blasmusik) (IGEB) was founded in 1974 at the first scientific congress for the exploration of wind music at the Conservatory for Music and the Performing Arts (presently the University for Music and the Performing Arts) in Graz, Austria. As early as 1966 a small circle of wind-music researchers, performers and amateurs had met in Sindelfingen near Stuttgart to establish a "Committee for the Investigation of Wind Music," the result being IGEB.

The aim of the society is the exploration of all aspects of wind music by means of international congresses at which musicologists, conductors, interested musicians and amateurs can exchange ideas and knowledge. A series of publications, Alta Musica, provides for the dissemination of research on a wide variety of topics dealing with wind music. At present, over 300 members from over 30 countries belong to IGEB.


Mit tiefer Trauer und Bedauern infomieren wir Sie über das Ableben des Präsidenten der IGEB Mag. Dr. Bernhard Habla am 31. August 2016. Wir drücken unsere tiefe Anteilnahme seiner Frau Christine und seiner Familie aus. Der Trauergottesdienst fand am Freitag,
9. September in der katholischen Kirche in Bad Tatzmannsdorf/Burgenland / Österreich statt.

With deep sadness and regret, we have to inform you of the passing of the president of the IGEB Mag. Dr. Bernhard Habla the 31th August 2016. We express our profound sympathy to his wife Christine and to his family. The funeral service was held on Friday, 9th September at the catholic church in Bad Tatzmannsdorf / Burgenland / Austria.


Bernhard Habla