The Municipal Band of Puerto Vallarta has filled the city with pride, tradition and folklore for the last 35 years. In celebration of its founding anniversary, members were recognized by mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña who also unveiled a commemorative plaque that will be installed in the kiosk of the Plaza de Armas.
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Each week the Municipal Band preforms at the kiosk with free concerts for the people of Puerto Vallarta and tourists.
“Thanks to the work of these musicians for the last 35 years, we have been able to enjoy their music with much emotion. The celebrate many of our festivities and show great pride in our country. I want to tell them that the Vallartans are proud of their tenacity and constancy, of the passion they exhibit with their music,” said the mayor.
For the Vallartans, “the band reflects the tradition of enjoying afternoons in the square and sharing love and friendship through dancing. This year, on the occasion of Mexico’s Independence, we make a stop in the history of the city to reveal the importance of culture for our musical expression, reflected in the chords of their instruments. We are proud of our municipal band,” he said.
During the presentation, active band members were recognized recognized; Arturo Delgadillo Ortega, Miguel Angel Garibaldo Palomares, Juan Gabriel Torres Renteria, Guillermo Hernandez Garci’a, Carla Veronica Baes Ordoñes, Marco Mauricio Hernandez Garci’a, Pedro Lorenzo Diaz, Rafael Sánchez Lopez, Maria Guadalupe Hernandez Garci’a , Jorge Luis Ortega González, José Francisco Castro González, Luis Armando Garibaldo Palomares, Ricardo Villa Rodriguez and its director, Raúl Segura Morales.
As in every celebration, there was no missing the commemorative cake, which was shared with all attendees. The Municipal Band was officially founded in 1981 and have not stopped rehearsing since then, playing at first without any compensation and later, their musicians entered the municipal payroll.
For several years, every Thursday and Sunday, the Plaza de Armas has become the official site of the Municipal Band, bringing dancing children, young people, adults and older people with their marches, walks, double steps, cha cha tea, cumbia, mambo and danzón, the favorite for many. The group is highly esteemed by the public.