Four bands of music will harmonize Cartagena in the eighth edition of the Regional Contest

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Sauces will host a contest that has as finalists groups from Caravaca de la Cruz, Archena and Guadalupe
A stage of the city still to be determined will host on Saturday, February 16, in the afternoon, the Regional Music Band Contest. Three formations will compete and the Music Group Sauces will also perform.

The participants will be the Santa Cecilia de Archena Musical Group, the Las Musas de Guadalupe Music Association (Murcia) and the Caravaca de la Cruz Musical Group. The three musical groups are composed of between 55 and 70 musicians, who will come to Cartagena accompanied by family, friends and followers.

«Cartagena is the best place to hold the Regional Music Band Contest. We are a municipality with four consolidated bands, one of them, in addition, over 100 years and what better than to be able to make this eighth edition here, «said at the presentation of the event, yesterday, the Councilor for Culture, David Martínez Noguera.

The regional contest consists of, first, a parade, before the start of this; a reception by the jury and the authorities together with the bands that will participate; a paso doble; an interpretation of a forced work, in this case, ‘Latin Suite, OP. 52 ‘by Cartagena composer Javier Pérez Garrido; and, a free work, that should last between 5 and 15 minutes.

The prizes of the contest are: the first prize of 2,000 euros, a second prize of 1,500 euros, and a third prize of 1,000 euros. In addition, accrediting diplomas will be awarded and the contest bowtie will be imposed.

«The contest is the pretext for bands to grow. It is motivating to encourage the growth of bands, musicians, society and the city that hosts the event, «said the president of the Federation of Bands of the Region of Murcia, Cartagena Ginesa Zamora.

Sauces, as the host band, will be in charge of closing the event with their performance.