Larnaca Municipal Wind
Orchestra is both a marching
band and a wind band in Larnaca, Cyprus, that offers
an extensive repertoire of music, ranging from marches to latin,
from jazz to rock 'n'
roll, and from Greek favourites to movie soundtracks. Apart from playing for
parades on national holidays, the band also makes regular
appearances in various concerts and music festivals throughout
Cyprus and abroad, representing both Larnaca and Cyprus
Larnaca Municipal Wind Orchestra at
Larnaca Municipal Theatre, Larnaca, Cyprus.
efforts to establish a Wind Orchestra in the Municipality of
Larnaca date back to the beginning of the previous
The first maestro was renowned Leopold Glazner, who
was followed by Isaias Kalmanovitz.
The current Municipal Wind Orchestra was founded in 1987, and has
been since then under the direction of the present maestro, Mr.
Andreas Andreou. In 1988 the new Municipal Band made its first
appearance in Larnaca at the
parade of 28th October, a national holiday
in Greece and Cyprus.
agenda has been full of important appearances and achievements in
Cyprus as well as in Greece, in various
occasions to Bulgaria, in Thessaloniki, in Rhodes, Corinth, Athens,
Ilioupoli City, Czech Republic, Saint Petersburg, Romania,
Hungary. In 1991 Larnaca Municipal Wind Orchestra made
its appearance in Bulgaria, in 1993 in
Greece, in 1994 in Rhodes and also in
1994 in Cyprus at a Band
Festival of numerous bands from abroad which was organised by the
Municipality of Larnaca.
of the Wind Orchestra's accomplishments was its grand appearance at
Saint Petersburg, Russia, in
2000. Other highlights include performances at the
2001 European Festival that took place in Thessaloniki, Greece, at the 2004
European Festival in Cheb, of the Czech Republic, and at the 2007 Celebrations of Europe Day in Buchurest, Romania, where the
Band represented Cyprus alongside
the other 24 member-states of the European Union.
Today, Larnaca Municipal Wind Orchestra is composed of people of
all ages and professions, with a common interest in music. With the
help of the Larnaka Municipality, which can always be relied on to
support in every way, the Wind Orchestra runs smoothly, and,
staffed by old and new performers and is also actively involved in
Cyprus's cultural development.