Difference between revisions of "Band Clubs in Malta and Gozo"

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==Bands Clubs from Malta==
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| 45||[[Paola]]||[[Soċjeta Filarmonika Fra Antoine De Paule]]||1898
| 46||[[Paola]]||[[Soċjeta Filarmonika 11 ta' Frar]]||
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| 47||[[Paola]]||[[Għaqda Soċjali u Muzikali Kristu Re]]||
| 48||[[Ħal-Qormi]]||[[Aniċi Band and Social Club]]||1988
| 48||[[Ħal-Qormi]]||[[Aniċi Band and Social Club]]||1988

Revision as of 13:28, 16 March 2019

Bands Clubs in Malta and Gozo have a unique role in village pride and Maltese social culture. The band club's premises is a meeting point for locals who exchange village gossip, play snooker, or engage in activities related to the local village festa.

The activities of the band club extend to preparing elaborate hand-made street decorations for the local feast dedicated to the Patron Saint of the village, or managing fire-works production for the same occasion, and often includes a youth section and a women's section.

The approaching village festa provides the climax of excitement, with rivalry quite the norm when two or more band clubs exist in the same village. Club followers may paint themselves from head to toe in the colour representative of their club to show their allegiance to it, singing (yelling) chants and causing quite a theatrical scene, while the dignified band members are dressed in their finest with shiny brass instruments to flaunt their musical skills on this extra special day dedicated to their Patron Saint.

There is no argument that band clubs are an intrinsic part of Maltese village life. Delve deeper into Maltese Band Club culture.

Union of Band Clubs

Għaqda Każini tal-Banda

Bands Clubs in Malta

No. Villages Bands form Malta Founded
01 Ħ'Attard Għaqda Mużikali Stella Levantina 1894
02 Ħal-Balzan Maria Annunziata Band Club 1890
03 Ħal-Balzan Għaqda Mużikali San Gabriel 1920
04 Birkirkara Duke of Connaught Own Band Club 1865
05 Birkirkara Għaqda Mużikali Sant' Elena 1919
06 Birkirkara St Anthony Band Club 1983
07 Birżebbuġia Soċjeta Filarmonika San Pietru Banda Birżebbuga 1990
08 Birżebbuġia Għaqda Mużikali San Pietru fil-Ktajjen 1957
09 Bormla Soċjeta Filarmonika San Ġorġ 1862
10 Il-Birgu Soċjeta Filarmonika San Lawrenz 1883
11 Il-Birgu Prince of Wales Own Band 1891
12 Dingli Għaqda Mużikali Santa Marija 1985
13 Il-Fgura Għaqda Mużikali Madonna tal-Karmnu (Fgura) 1985
14 Floriana Vilhena Band Club 1874
15 Ħal-Għargħur St Bartolomeo Band Club
16 Ħal-Għaxaq St Joseph Band Club 1874
17 Ħal-Għaxaq Għaqda Mużikali Santa Marija 1873
18 Il-Gudja Soċjeta Filarmonika La Stella 1919
19 Il-Gudja Għaqda Mużikali Maria Assunta 1919
20 Il-Gżira Mount Carmel Band Club
21 Ħamrun Għaqda Mużikali San Gejtanu 1906
22 Ħamrun St Joseph Band Club 1889
23 Ħamrun Għaqda Mużikali Immakulata Kunċiżżjoni 1979
24 Il-Kalkara Circolo San Giuseppe Filarmonika Sagra Familja 1897
25 Il-Kalkara Għaqda Mużikali San Ġużepp (Kalkara) 1987
26 Ħal-Kirkop Każin tal-Banda San Ġużepp 1886
27 Ħal-Kirkop St Leonard Band Club 1858
28 Ħal-Lija Każin tal-Banda San Piju X 1905
29 Ħal-Luqa Għaqda Mużikali Sant' Andrija 1883
30 Ħal-Luqa Union Band Club 1880
31 Il-Marsa Każin tal-Banda Marija Reġina 1977
32 Il-Marsa Każin tal-Banda Trinita Mqaddsa 1949
33 Marsaskala Għaqda Mużikali Sant' Anna 1994
34 Marsaxlokk Għaqda Mużikali Madonna ta' Pompei
35 Mellieħa La Vittoria Band Club 1907
36 Mellieħa Imperial Band Club 1930
37 Mġarr Soċjeta Filarmonika Marija Mtellgħa s-Sema 2011
38 Il-Mosta Nicolo Isouard Band Club 1871
39 Il-Mosta Każin Banda Santa Marija
40 L-Imqabba Soċjeta Mużikali Madonna tal-Ġilju
41 L-Imqabba Soċjeta Filamonika Santa Marija, Banda Re Ġorġ V 1910
42 L-Imsida Għaqda Mużikali Melita 1922
43 In-Naxxar Peace Band Club 1862
44 In-Naxxar Vittoria Band Club 1989
45 Paola Soċjeta Filarmonika Fra Antoine De Paule 1898
46 Paola Soċjeta Filarmonika 11 ta' Frar
47 Paola Għaqda Soċjali u Muzikali Kristu Re
48 Ħal-Qormi Aniċi Band and Social Club 1988
49 Ħal-Qormi Każin Banda San Ġorg Martri 1893
50 Ħal-Qormi Soċjeta Filarmonika Pinto Banda San Sebastjan 1862
51 Il-Qrendi Soċjeta Filarmonika Lourdes 1895
52 Il-Qrendi Għaqda Mużikali Santa Marija 1908
53 Rabat Każin San Pawl Banda Konti Ruġġieru 1869
54 Rabat Għaqda Mużikali L'Isle Adam 1860
55 Ħal-Safi St Paul's Band Club (Safi) 1989
56 San Ġiljan Banda Spinola 1984
57 San Ġiljan St Julian's Band Club 1927
58 San Ġwann Għaqda Mużikali Madonna ta' Lourdes 1985
59 San Pawl il-Baħar St Paul's Band Club (St Paul's Bay)
60 Santa Venera Saint Venera Band Club 1964
61 Senglea La Vincitrice Band Club 1923
62 Is-Siġġiewi Għaqda Mużikali San Nikola 1914
63 Is-Siġġiewi Siġġiewi Brass Band and Social Club (Festival) 1987
64 Sliema Għaqda Mużikali San Girgor 1987
65 Sliema Għaqda Mużikali Sliema 1923
66 Sliema Stella Maris Band Club 1914
67 Sliema Għaqda Mużikali Madonna tal-Karmnu (Balluta) 1987
68 Ħal Tarxien Għaqda Mużikali Maria Annunziata
69 Valletta Soċjeta Filarmonika King's Own
70 Ħaż-Żabbar Soċjeta Filarmonika Maria Mater Gratiae 1883
71 Ħaż-Żabbar Għaqda Madonna tal-Grazzja Banda San Mikiel Żabbar 1883
72 Ħaż-Żebbuġ 12th May Band and Social Club 1961
73 Ħaż-Żebbuġ Każin San Ġużepp, Banda de Rohan 1860
74 Ħaż-Żebbuġ Soċjeta Filarmonika Banda San Filep 1851
75 Iż-Żejtun Għaqda Muzikali Beland 1861
76 Iż-Żejtun Żejtun Band Club 1933
77 Iż-Żurrieq Soċjeta Mużikali Santa Katerina 1864
78 Iż-Żurrieq Għaqda Karmelitana, Banda Queen Victoria

Bands Clubs from Gozo

No. Villages Bands form Gozo Founded
79 Għajnsielem Għaqda Mużikali San Ġużepp (Għajnsielem) 1928
80 Għarb Għaqda Muzikali Vizitazzjoni 2003
81 Il-Qala Għaqda Muzikali Ite ad Joseph 1996
82 In-Nadur Għaqda Muzikali Mnarja Band Club 1967
83 Is-Sannat Banda Santa Margherita 1997
84 Ix-Xagħra Għaqda Muzikali Victory Band Club 1898
85 Ix-Xewkija Għaqda Muzikali Banda Prekursur 1929
86 Iż-Żebbuġ Soċjeta Filarmonika Banda Santa Marija 1945
87 Kerċem Għaqda Muzikali San Ġirgor
88 Victoria (Rabat) Soċjeta Filarmonika Leone Band Club 1863
89 Victoria (Rabat) Soċjeta Filamonika La Stella Band Club 1881