The Los Montesinos Musical Group achieved first prize with Honours within the Second Part of the 51st Provincial Music Band Contest of the Province of Alicante, held on the Auditorium of the Diputación de Alicante on March 26.
President of the Agrupación Musical Montesinos, Jose Francisco Paredes Pérez, solely instructed The Chief: “We’re very joyful, for our Affiliation, a job properly carried out has its outcomes, and immediately it has been demonstrated.
“First prize, and an Honourable Point out, with 377 factors. We dedicate this award to all our members and to the city of Los Montesinos, that is our reward to you for our fortieth anniversary.
“Now to proceed, and in October we head for Valencia on behalf of our Province.
“The Provincial Contest staged in Alicante is a challenge to which we’ve got devoted many hours of effort and nice enthusiasm.
“It has been a terrific effort from our musicians, managers and above all from our director, José Vicente Pérez.
“Our band continues to make excellent music and thus document the standard it has on this land of musicians, our city and our area of La Vega Baja.
“Lengthy reside the music, lengthy reside the music bands and above all lengthy reside their musicians, pleasure of our land!”.
L’Harmonia Society Musical Society Alacant (Alicante) and Montesinos performed within the 2a part Obra Obligaga: Symphonic Suite: I. Intrada. II. Chorale. III. March. IV. Vintage Dance. V. Jubilee.
Montesinos creator, Clifton Williams. Pasadoble: “Guitarra Esponola” de Enrique Igual Blasco. Obre Libre: “Aqua Prodigiosa” de José Martinez Gallego.
José Vicente Pérez instructed The Chief: “The 2nd class featured bands of as much as 70 musicians. To play an compulsory piece, the identical for each band.
“Within the second half we selected a free piece – the most effective for our band. The commissioners spoke in regards to the performances, and we awaited the outcomes.
“We’re pleased with the individuals from Montesinos, with the overwhelming majority from the city.
“We’re very proud and joyful to come back first – it’s for everyone within the city.”
Mayor Jose Manuel Butron added: “Congratulations to the musicians, director and the band’s administration for the good work carried out. An actual pleasure for Los Montesinos.
“We’re pleased with our Musical Group’s participation within the Provincial Contest in Alicante.
“Thanks for leaving the identify of our city so excessive and for making such good music.”
Following the outcome a big crowd of Montesinos individuals chanted ‘Championes, Championes, Olè! Olè! Olè!’, following a 3 minutes standing ovation within the Auditorium.
After the success the Montesinos Musical Group and folks of the Vega Baja city celebrated with a paella meal and drinks. Photographs: Helen Atkinson.
*Subsequent week Montesinos Musical Group Euphonium participant, Juan Serano, talks solely to The Chief about taking his Masters Diploma at The Royal Northern Faculty of Music in Manchester.