YOUNG members of the Mojacar Municipal Band have been on a cultural trip courtesy of the council. The gift was in recognition of the various concerts and events they have taken part in throughout the year.
The four day trip included visits to Alcala del Jucar in Albacete, Madrid, and the Balneario (Spa) of Archena. The 55 junior musicians first travelled to the Los Olivos Rural Complex in Alcala del Jucar. There, they visit the many monuments and walked around the historic town before enjoying some outdoor activities including rafting, canoeing and hiking.
One of the many surprises was a visit to Madrid to see ‘The Lion King’ musical and the last stop was the Spa at Archena, where the group took part in a fun day in the water.
Accompanying the band were Mojacar councillor for youth Raquel Belmonte, band director Miguel Angel Miranda plus deputy directors Diego Melgares and Luisa Garrido.
Belmonte said: “It’s a trip the children always look forward to and is a reward for their efforts but also a part of getting along. It’s lovely to see friendships and even relationships form within the band. We have a great responsibility since there are many different age groups, each going at its own pace, but it’s always very rewarding.”