Għaqda Mużikali San Ġiużepp (Għajnsielem)

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History

Għaqda Mużikali San Ġiużepp (Għajnsielem)

Għaqda Mużikali San Ġiużepp (Għajnsielem) traces its origins back to 1925 when the 'Casa di San Giuseppe' (St. Joseph’s Institute for orphans) opened its doors in Ghajnsielem. The founder was Monsignor Ġużeppi De Piro, a figure, now as then, of national importance. About 3 years later in 1928, at an unspecified date he was seen arriving from Malta with a big parcel in his hands. This parcel contained the first musical instruments, which were going to be used by the yet unborn St. Joseph Band.

The young musicians went from strength to strength and the villagers started to take note of the new Society in their midst. The new band soon showed its mettle by taking part in several feasts and other occasions. It took part in the feasts of St. Anthony and Our Lady of Lourdes (both at Għajnsielem).

In 1931, it moved out of the village’s orbit for the first time to take part in the festivities connected with the Sabina Church in Victoria. By the beginning of the Second World War, the Band was performing in all Gozitan feasts, On the 30th July 1937 it took part in the Comino feast as well: a celebration most sought after by the villagers of Għajnsielem.

With the falling of the first bombs and the macabre wail of the sirens, the Band stopped playing. The War brought with it the end of the first part of the Band’s history. Years passed. One generation followed another and by the mid sixties the youths of the village began to talk about re-founding the village’s Musical Society.

In May 1966, Ġużeppi Attard together with some other enthusiasts, made a formal plea to the Director of the Institute for the use of the Institute and the old Society’s musical instruments. This plea was granted and the St. Joseph Band was born once again. This was the start of a new era for the “St. Joseph Musical Society” Under an energetic young maestro, the new band progressed beyond recognition during its first years. Every year the band was strengthened with a crop of bright new students that never dipped below forty.

In 1970's many members felt that it was time for the St. Joseph Band to cut off its connection with the institute and built its own premises. By 1975, a new premises in the heart of Ghajnsielem was functioning and immediately became not only the musical centre of the community but also a social and cultural club.

Today, the St Joseph Band is proud to have a record of over 50 bandsman and 20 students all of which hail from Għajnsielem.

Organisation

Band Masters

No Band Master From Until
01 Mro. Antonio Muscat Azzopardi 1928 1930
02 Mro. Mikiel Farrugia 1930 1946
03 Mro. Ġianni Vella 1946 166
04 Mro. Joseph Farrugia 166 1992
05 Mro. Joseph Nazzareno Sammut 1992 2002
06 Mro. Sunny Galea 2003 2013
07 Mro. Frankie Debono 2013

Presidents

No President From Until
01 Ġużeppi Depiro 1928 1933
02 Ġużeppi Galea Rapa 1934 1968
03 Ġużeppi Cauchi 1968 1973
04 Amabile Cauchi 1973 1988
05 Joseph Xuereb 1988 1991
06 Loreto Spiteri 1991 2002
07 Paul Scicluna 2002 2003
08 Anthony Agius 2004 2005
09 Spiridione Cauchi 2005 2006
10 Gino Cauchi 2006

Secretaries

No Secretaries From Until
01 Fr.Rużar Buhagiar 1928 13934
02 Fr.Ġwann Galea 1934 1966
03 Michael Attard 1968 1972
04 Joe Zerafa 1972 1973
05 Michael Scicluna 1973 1974
06 Joseph Cauchi 1975 1978
07 Michael Bugeja 1978 1982
08 Charles Spiteri 1982 1982
09 Joseph Attard 1983 1997
10 Paul Scicluna 1998 2002
11 Joseph Sultana 2003 2003
12 Spirdione Cauchi 2004 2005
13 Kevin Cauchi 2006

Treasurers

Band Commissions

Band Activities Overseas

Historical Events in which the Band participated

Song Festivals, Events or Drama Activies

Annual Concerts

Annual Musical Activities

Recorded releases (LPs, Cassettes and CDs)

Cd's

No Name of Cd's Year Marches Funeral Marches Waltzes Others
01 Festive Marches - Marċi Brijuzi mill-Għaqda Mużikali San Ġiużepp (Għajnsielem) (2000) 2000 *
02 Festive Marches - Marċi Brijuzi mill-Għaqda Mużikali San Ġiużepp (Għajnsielem) (2002) 2002 *
03 Festive Marches - Marċi Brijuzi mill-Għaqda Mużikali San Ġiużepp (Għajnsielem) (2003) 2003 *
04 Festive Marches - Marċi Brijuzi mill-Għaqda Mużikali San Ġiużepp (Għajnsielem) (2004) 2004 *
05 Festive Marches - Marċi Brijuzi mill-Għaqda Mużikali San Ġiużepp (Għajnsielem) (2005) 2005 *
06 Festive Marches - Marċi Brijuzi mill-Għaqda Mużikali San Ġiużepp (Għajnsielem) (2006) 2006 *
07 Festive Marches - Marċi Brijuzi mill-Għaqda Mużikali San Ġiużepp (Għajnsielem) (2008) 2008 *
08 Festive Marches - Marċi Brijuzi mill-Għaqda Mużikali San Ġiużepp (Għajnsielem) (2010) 2010 *
09 Festive Marches - Marċi Brijuzi mill-Għaqda Mużikali San Ġiużepp (Għajnsielem) (2012) 2012 *
10 Festive Marches - Marċi Brijuzi mill-Għaqda Mużikali San Ġiużepp (Għajnsielem) (2014) 2014 *
11 Festive Marches - Marċi Brijuzi mill-Għaqda Mużikali San Ġiużepp (Għajnsielem) (2016) 2016 *
12 Festive Marches - Marċi Brijuzi mill-Għaqda Mużikali San Ġiużepp (Għajnsielem) (2018) 2018 *
No Name of Cd's Year Marches Funeral Marches Waltzes Others
01 Funeral Marches - Marċi Funebri mill-Għaqda Mużikali San Ġiużepp (Għajnsielem) (2000) 2000 *
02 Funeral Marches - Marċi Funebri mill-Għaqda Mużikali San Ġiużepp (Għajnsielem) (2007) 2007 *

Programmes and Publications

Memorials

External links