“La Pamplonesa”, Pamplona’s beloved municipal band, has been chosen to launch the Chupinazo of 2019.

“La Pamplonesa”, Pamplonas beloved municipal band, has been chosen to launch the Chupinazo of 2019.

These Sanfermines are special for “La Pamplonesa” as it is also celebrating the 100th birthday of the founding of the band.  Its Subdirector, Jesús Garisoain, will have the honor of lighting the fuse of the Chupinazo rocket that officially marks the beginning of San Fermín at noon on July 6.

Voting was organized by the Town Hall of Pamplona through a Sanfermines Committee made up of the Band of Gaiteros of the The Town Hall, the Federation of Peñas of Pamplona, an association of neighbors and the Foundation Gayarre Theater. Of the 9,472 votes submitted, 92.1% were for “La Pamplonesa”.

The Municipal Band has been extremely busy performing music – especially during Sanfermines – for 100 years. Many of the songs sung during the fiesta owe their thanks to Maestro Turrillas and Silvanio Cervantes.

During the rest of the year, the musicians play popular and classical music from the stages of the Gayarre Theater and help teach young musicians to improve their skills (“La Pamplonesa” in the Classroom).  

Fans can also buy t-shirts and other items featuring “La Pamplonesa”, celebrating the 100 years of the municipal band with the designs of César Oroz.  Those interested can buy these t-shirts, cups, pins and posters in La Casa del Libro on Estafeta street, Librería Abárzuza on the Cuesta Santo Domingo, Olentzero, Cestería Zaika, Souvenirs Estafeta, Laretxea in Curia, Fnac and the Corte Inglés.

An unforgettable 100th birthday.

 

 

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