Għaliex? (Why?) is the title of my first album composed of funeral marches I have composed throughout the past 13 years or so. The reason behind the title is somehow related to the form of a funeral march and its resemblance to our life struggles and the way we handle such situations. On Saturday, 29th... Continue Reading →

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Music is a tattoo

Sometimes when I teach, I get faced with some unwillingness and lack of passion from students, but then they reignite their passion with a nearing concert or performance. Sometimes I too diminish my want to learn and know more but then something changes and all is back in place. But then there are those that... Continue Reading →

One big step forward…

It has been a hectic week which finished quite satisfactory. Apart from the ongoing preparations for the release of my first funeral marches album għaliex?, yesterday turned out to be a historic day, both for me personally and for what we [the ethics committee and the general committee within the band club association] have been... Continue Reading →

…and we turned 1!

Precisely one year ago today I posted my first ever blog post on my website danielvellamusic.com. One year later the blog has almost 700 followers and for this I only have you to thank. So, a round of applause for you. 2019 is going to be a hectic year, or so it seems, with myself... Continue Reading →

Thank-you 2018. Welcome 2019

It has been quite a positive year after all. From concerts to projects, to discussions and studying. For me, 2018 was a massive learning curve with some very positive outcomes and great experiences, starting with introducing this blog space in January while during February, I was busy conducting Ghaqda Muzikali San Leonardo in Mascali with... Continue Reading →

To start or not to start

Next Saturday, we will have the opportunity to further strengthen the unity between clubs, their musicians, and all those that, good willingly, have the wind bands and Maltese culture at heart, to agree on a set of rules that will help in identify their rights and duties. It is something that many want and others... Continue Reading →

Let’s make the needed change.

Many discussions, speculations, gossiping and all of that has been going on throughout these past few months about our wind band’s future. As everything else, the wind bands have evolved, with all their traditions, good and bad habits. Whatever it is, we have evolved.  It is now the time to unite, share our knowledge, help... Continue Reading →

Banda on Tour

It is time for a mini Tour around Naxxar main communities from our youth band! Banda on Tour will get our youth band playing in the three communities of Naxxar in order to promote our school and also our upcoming most anticipated concert of the year, the 16th Edition of Talent Żagħżugħ! Come and meet... Continue Reading →

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