The Symphonic Band of The Secretariat of the Mexico Navy participated in the celebration of the “100 years of Puerto Vallarta” as a municipality, through free musical events.
For about two hours, the group led by Corvette Lieutenant David Pérez Olmedo, delighted a large crowd this weekend at Arcos del Malecón, filled with energy and emotions. After the magnificent concert, the band received thanks from the interim Mayor for sharing their music with the people of Puerto Vallarta.
The attendees accompanied the Symphonic Band through a varied repertoire that began with “La Fuerza del Destino” by Giuseppe Verdi, including melodies such as “La Fiesta de las Trompetas”, “Caravan” by Duke Ellington, “Mexico en el Piel “, until the traditional” Huapango de Moncayo “, from the state of Jalisco and closing with a mambo of Pérez Prado, among other melodies.
During the concert, the commander of the Eighth Naval Zone, Vice Admiral José Luis Arellano Ruiz, also awarded a distinction to the band for their brilliant participation during such an important date for the city. In total, the Navy band performed four free concerts as part of the centennial celebrations, three classical and one children’s concert.
In attendance at the concert on the Malecón was the interim mayor Rodolfo Domínguez and the commander of the 8th Naval Zone, the commander of the 41st Military Zone, Brigadier General José Alfredo Hernández Rodríguez; Ludwig Estrada Virgen, Regional Tourism Director; the regidor Diego Nava Maeda and the director of the Vallarta Institute of Culture, Fernando Sánchez Aceves.