Should we change?

Should we change? Now that the non-existing feast season ended, what can we, as feast enthusiasts, organizers, performers, take from all of this? I attended one of the feasts that was actually done almost in full in July, and noted certain things, certain patterns which I would like to share: Most importantly, feasts are still... Continue Reading →

Am I missing something?

It has been quite a while since I last posted something here, but many things have changed, and couldn't find the time to write something, but today I can't stop thinking of this new reality. A reality which is being unfair and almost stupid. I fully agree that precaution is better than cure, and we... Continue Reading →

Semana Santa ?

In exactly a month's time from now, we will scattered all around Malta in a hectic day for religion, culture, traditions, music, which brings with it Good Friday.One of the most popular, religious, outdoor events in the world is the Semana Santa in Spain, especially in Seville. The processions, the sounds of weeping music and... Continue Reading →

Season Greetings

It has been a while now since I last had the time to write something here. After the feast season ends we go directly to having many rehearsals and many concerts. It is really a great initiative to have performances in a less chaotic environment where the most important aspect of the night would be... Continue Reading →

A start of a new era?

It's been a while since I last posted something here, almost two months and a half. Apart from having had quite an interesting response for my last post, these few weeks have been busy but productive in the band club scene. Next Sunday, we will have the last "Summer" feast and all in all, not... Continue Reading →

In the name of greatness!

As the feasts season comes to an end in a few weeks times, we have seen some great new initiatives, some new ideas and we have also witnessed some very worrying firsts. We have had a swing of societies that opted for a greener environment, others which took in consideration social aspects others took the... Continue Reading →

Playing with the National Team

Every little child in sports dreams that one day he will be a professional player and join his country's national team. With pride and glory they will carry the national flag while in their hearts they will carry their club's pride and tuition that made it possible to achieve their status. While in sports, clubs... Continue Reading →

Winning or losing!

It is being said that a particular wind band which is NOT part of the association spent around €20000 for the Good Friday procession only for a wind band of around 120 with some getting around €600-€700 each for a four hour procession. I say this is, arrogance, stupidity, short sighted and also insane from... Continue Reading →

Does one size fits all?

As part of the document released and signed by all the wind band clubs with the exception of one which doesn't form part of the association, there is this part which is still a bit grey: Classification. As regards to classification, those registered will be classified by the club's musical director or teacher, but if... Continue Reading →

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