Band falls silent

Band falls silent
RECOVERED: Some of the Nuestra Señora del Carmen band’s instruments Photo credit: Almeria City hall

SOME of the instruments stolen from Almeria City’s Nuestra Señora del Carmen band have been found.

They were taken last week after the band’s premises were broken into and an appeal for help and information was published on the band’s social media pages.

The appeal obtained results, as Almeria City’s Policia Local were alerted at 8am three days later on the 092 line from a caller who claimed to have seen several instruments, still in their cases, on waste land adjoining Calle Carmen Conde.


Once there, officers found that the call was not a hoax and recovered two tubas, three trombones, three French horns, two euphoniums, five trumpets and four drums as well as two maces and harnesses.

Ten instruments are still missing, band sources said.

The Nuestra Señora del Carmen band, which was formed in 2015, has 120 musicians and accompanies four Almeria City brotherhoods during the Holy Week processions.

In the past they have also travelled to Jaen to accompany the Calvario procession and the Sagrada Lanzada in Elche (Alicante).

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