On Saturday 24 November was the traditional Concert of Santa Cecilia by the Band “Maestro Eugenio Calderon.” About two hundred people attended the new Casa de la Cultura in Mazarrón to enjoy the concert and to welcome new musicians to the band. The concert began with the pasodoble “L’entra de la Murta”, a fantastic composition by the great Valencian Master, Salvador Giner, followed by “Where the Black Hawk Soars” by Robert W. Smith, a work that begins with a majestic fanfare giving way to a rising melody that recalls the flight of the hawk.
The concert continued with one of the most popular movements of the suite “Peer Gynt” by Norwegian composer E. Grieg, and “Odyssey for Percussion” by author Elliot del Borgo, ending the first part of the concert. This work was completed with the “Os passaros do brasil” by Kees Vlak, a three-movement piece covering the different Brazilian rhythms of samba, bossa nova and mambo. During the intermission a welcoming ceremony for young musicians took place. Each new musician was appointed and, as an act of recognition and acceptance, a veteran musician like instrument was placed in their jacket with the shield pin of the Association. This year the pin went to twenty musicians. Three of them, Alejandro Fernandez Mateo (horn), Fernando Morillas Vivancos Vivancos and Alvaro Cifuentes (trombones) had joined the band last season, though hadn´t yet received their public presentation.
The Mayor of Mazarrón, Ginés Campillo, was in attendance and congratulated all members of the band.