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Wind Bands in Spain

           Custom performance tours and  festivals in Spain since 1995

 

Proud of organizing  custom concert tours for Wind Symphonies, Concert and                                            Marching Bands in Spain and Portugal.

Spain has a long tradition in Music and especially in wind instruments and marching bands . Valencia is one the most traditional region in Spain where every single village has a local band and towns are divided in two bands and half part of its population belongs and proudly play on one of them. Those music societies are among the oldest ones in Europe and Valencia celebrates each year the probably oldest international band competition in Europe during the month of June

Most of our concert tours  for Bands are  tailored ones where we adjust to the number of days available for each performance group and to the number or concerts they want to play and the cities they want to visit.

 

Wind Band Tours in Spain

The Iberian peninsula is big and we recommend to choose an area to tour for  a week or  10 days, with  3 to 5 concerts average can be arranged. Here are some favorite  starters.  Once you will  feel the route your ensemble will be particularly interested,  let us know so we can send you  a more detailed proposal

The Basque Country & Green Spain   Starting /Ending in Madrid. We will take your orchestra across the northern plateau to Burgos and the Rioja Wine region, the Basque Country and Navarra.

The Green Spain

Staring / Ending in Madrid.  From the city of Burgos to the  Atlanti shore line between the Basque Country to Galicia, there are incredible landscapes, unique cities and beach  resorts, green valleys, cliffs, fishman towns, incredible auditoriums and theatres, and  unique cultural and gastronomical life.   Cities such as Santander with the oldest music festival in Spain or Gijon, Oviedo or Avilés in the oldest kingdom pof Asturias, to the  foggy forests and shores of Galicia, land of tales, celtic traditions and pilgrims

Madrid & Central Spain  As capital of Spain, Madrid has many cultural activities that will be of your interest. From  its museums to parks, monuments and  shops that will keep you busy during the day.  Visiting any of the medieval towns located  less than an hour away such as  Segovia, El Escorial, Toledo, Alcala de Henares of others nearby such as Salamanca and Avila

The Mediterranean:   Barcelona, Valencia, Alicante, Granada and Málaga

Two  Mediterranean cities with interesting possibilities for your band  to  perform that are surrounded by  towns and smaller cities where we can also  arrange  several concerts.  Valencia and its region is a must to visit and perform at one of the  sociedades musicales .

You can extend the trip adding few nights in Madrid or Zaragoza, or start in Barcelona then to Valencia and ending in Granada flying back from Malaga, another Mediterranean city.

Andalusia

Andalusia is almost one third of the Iberian peninsula, its southern part. Cities such as Granada, Malaga, Ronda, Sevilla, Cadiz or Cordoba are all unique.  Blue skies and  short winters makes this destination a must to  visit and perform.  Africa coast is less than  30 minutes by fast ferry to cross the Gibraltar Strait to Tangier on a day excursion, or  to end your trip adding 3 more days at the end in Lisbon , will allow you to visit the Algarve and Lisbon in Portugal.   Granada celebrates every spring a Wind band Festival  during  first weeks of June

 

Music Festivals for Wind Bands in Spain

 

Andalucia Music  Festival  starts in early March and ends in August every year and takes place in several cities of Andalusia , where your ensemble can perform several concerts during your visit.

 

Musica en el Camino

This festival  will take place in several cities in northern Spain, following the ancient pilgrim roads: The Camino Frances ( French Way) across  cities such as Rioja, Burgos, Leon or Astorga, but also the Camino Ingles ( English Way)    from San Sebastian  and Bilbao in the Basque Country to  Santander, Gijon, Aviles , Oviedo,… on the way to Santiago. From there  we can extend your trip to Porto in northern Portugal, where you can also perform.   All year round ! Several cities  and incredible venues !

Besides this festivals, we  collaborate with others in  May such as the Festival de Ubeda, June and the Granada Music Festival, July as the Segovia Music festival or El  Escorial Music Festival, or many others….

 

Marching Parades in  Spain

Spain celebrates numerous fiestas all year round from early Spring till the end of Autum every year. But every year´s calendar opens with the Cabalgata de Reyes during Epiphany (   January 5th), where   almost every city in Spain celebrates the parade of the Three Kings.

Then comes our Mardi Gras,  our local Carnaval in mid/end of February, where the  tradition of Carnaval  is celebrated with  desfiles( parades) , fleets, music for  over a week. Cities such as  Cadiz,  Sitges or the Canary Islands ( Tenerife of Las Palmas) are a must to see and a unique opportunity for your ensemble to march. Other cities such as the medieval ones like Toledo or  Segovia do celebrate parades  through the medieval streets.

March opens  the fiesta time in Spain with Las Fallas festival in Valencia and its province, for  almost three intense weeks but particularly the week before  March 19th, the  fiesta of San Jose, patron saint of Valencia. This festivals are a break  during the Lint period and as a catholic tradition country we  must wait few more weeks until  Easter and the Holy Week, where  all the cities organize the religious parades were brotherhoods march with musicians and volunteers hanging on their shoulders the beautiful images of the Madonna and Jesus through its narrow streets.

Shortly  after  the city of Sevilla opens with the Feria de Abril the fiesta  calendar that runs until middle of October in Zaragoza.  During that period  is when every city or small town celebrates the majority of its  local festivities in honor to their patron saints and Madonna.

If you are interested to participate in one of the music festivals in Spain with your concert band, if you are interested on a custom concert tour or any other assistance you might need do not hesitate to contact us

We  hope seeing you touring in Spain  with your  orchestra or band soon  !

We will love to hear from you and your interest any time !

         25 Years organizing  concert tours and music festivals  in Spain