By Cathy Elelman • 05 March 2020 • 17:09
NEW BASE: The provincial Culture and Cinema deputy inaugurated a new space for the municipal bands meetings and rehearsals
CREDIT: Diputacion de Almeria Facebook @diputaciondealmeria
FINES will host the 21st edition of the Music Band Provincial Festival, Diputacion de Almeria, Culture and Cinema deputy Manuel Guzman has announced.
The event will take place this summer, and will, the deputy said, make the municipality the “epicentre of municipal music.”
Guzman made the announcement during a recent visit to Fines to inaugurate a new 300sqm base for the local Music Band Cultural Association’s meetings and rehearsals and a 600sqm multi-purpose space.
The projects were carried out under the PFEA Rural Employment Development Plan with a €155,000 investment, creating 1,283 working days for Fines residents.
The deputy referred to the provincial government-managed plan as “an effective tool for the councils to fight against depopulation and create equal opportunities.
“The PFEA contributes to modernising and improving the public services which the councils offer their residents and visitors, generates employment and boosts the local economy”, he added.
The Fines municipal band, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary and currently has some 40 members, marked the occasion with a concert for those attending the inauguration of its new home.
Guzman told the band members they represent “part of the municipal history and take the name of Fines throughout the province.”
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
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