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The foundation of the Band of the "Societat Unió Musical Alqueriense" dates back to 1912 and has acting continuously ever since, except for the years of the Civil War. In 1945, the band was taken over by the director, Enrique Asensio, who had the task of remaking the band after the Civil War. In the year 1960, the director, Pascual Chordá became the he new director and achieved the prize and the medal of the Provincial Contest of the Diputación of the year 1978, in Alcora. D. Pascual Chordá retired in the year 1980 and Mr. José María Ferrer Serra becomes the new director. They win the first prize and gold medal of the Provincial Contest of the Diputación de Castellón, with its third section, held at Atzeneta del Maestrat. Also in 1988 the first prize is achieved in the Pasodoble Contest held in Burriana.   See more...

In 2001 Manuel Bonachera Pedrós replaced the director of the band and got the second prize of the third section of the Provincial Contest of the Diputación, specifically on April 29, 2001. In the same year, on July 29, a concert was held at the Commerce Square in Lisbon, invited by its tourist office.  

The band won the first prize at the Provincial Contest of the Diputación de Castellón with its third edition, specifically on April 27, 2002. Achieving also in this year the third prize for the Autonomous Contest held on October 20 in Cheste.  

In 2003 Ferrán Josep Miralles i Martínez became the director. The summer of 2004 stands out for the performance in the magical park, Dineyland Paris. In September 2004, Sra Lidón Valer Cabaleiro replaced the director. They win the second prize of the third section of the Provincial Contest of the Diputación on April 29, 2006. Also in this same year the music band participated in the International Competition Vall d'Aosta (Itàlia), getting the first prize in the third section. On April 17, 2010 participated in the IV International Music Band Contest of the Cenia and got the first prize in the second section.  

In 2010 the federation of "Societats Musicals de la Comunitat Valenciana" awarded the innovation of the UMA by granting the Euterpe prize to the best web “band”.    


Since 2011 it s the pratice band of the band management courses of "Les Alqueries "whose teachers are Mr. José Rafael Pascual Vilaplana, Mr. Douglas Bostock, Miquel Rodrigo, Tony Scholl, Miguel Etchegoncelay and Isabelle Ruf-Weber.

In 2012, year of celebration of the centenary of its foundation, the "Unió Musical Alqueriense" has participated in the commemoration of the 25th birthday of the Palau de la Música de Valencia and in the cycle "The Bands del Palau "performing a concert at the" Palau dels Arts de València ".

In the year 2013 participated in the "Amposta de Banda a Banda" cycle, in the "Reus a 4 bandes" cycle and the 36th Castelló Provincial Music Band Contest obtaining the first prize with Honorable Mention in the third section. This award allowed the participation of the band in the 35 Autonomous Contest of Bands of Music of the Valencian Community reaching the first prize with Honorable Mention in the third section.

In 2014 it participated in the commemoration concerts of the Valencian Music Day held at the "Auditori i Palau de Congressos de Castelló" and at the "Palau de les Arts" in Valencia and at "L'ADDA" of Alicante. Additionally, at the Santa Cecília concert, it performed the premiere of Bestiarium, a work composed of great composers.

In 2017 it is selected to participate in the WMC International Bands Contest of Kerkrade for the first time in its history, directed by Lidón Valer and getting the Gold Medal.

In January of 2018 it is invited as the only Spanish band to perform a concert within the "Internacionaler Blasmusik Kongress" of music bands held in Neu Ulm (Germany). In this congress it also carries out a "reading sessión" directed by the prestigious directors and composers Otto M.    See less...

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