Malesco Alpine Band Concert - Band Contest 2019
Concert with the Band of Melesco VB. Director Mauro Colnaghi
The "Musica di Malesco" was founded in 1878; some written testimonies of that period tell us that: "During the present year (1878) eleven Maleschesi of good will have constituted a Music to give prestige to the town".
The start of these pioneers is very picturesque. They assiduously gather in a small room in the old Town Hall and, when it's cold, each of them brings a piece of wood from home to heat the environment.
Success was immediate and it was said of them: "there is no celebration in the Valley that they are not called to cheer up, and it is hoped that, with time and study, they will always progress from good to better".
From then until today the "Musical Society" has always continued its activity, passing on the passion for music from father to son, despite some brief interruptions due to the two World Wars.
Only in 1970 the "Società Musicale" took the present name of "Banda Musicale Alpina di Malesco" also adopting the current uniform which is inspired by the traditional costume of Vigezzo.
From 1988 to 2002 the Malesco Alpine Music Band was directed by Prof. Giorgio COPPI; in the 2003 season his place was taken by Maestro Stefano CRIVELLI.