The "Ciutat de València" International Music Band Contest is the oldest Band Contest held annually at an international level. Winning an award in it is a source of pride, because participating in this competition are the current best Valencian, national and international music bands.

At a time when we are beginning to be back to normal, we are realizing that the preparation of a Music Band to be able to perform well when attending a Contest is not a matter of a few days, nor of a few months, it is a preparation that in many cases takes more than a year, in order to be able to prepare based on rehearsals and hard work. It is worth highlighting the effort of the bands that visit us from other places such as national and international bands when it comes to preparing all the details that a trip of these characteristics entails.

It is for all of the above that we especially thank all the Music Bands for the commitment they have maintained in their participation in this 134th edition of the "Ciutat de València" International Music Band Contest. An effort that we will be able to enjoy both in the coming days 11th, 12th and 13th of July, in the concerts of the Pre-Contest throughout the city of Valencia, as well as in the competition phase from July 14 to 17 in the Palau des Arts.

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome music and musicians both from abroad and from our lands, and invite everyone to come and enjoy this contest that adapts to the new times while; a leading competition in the Region of Valencia and internationally; a lively event with nothing but success in its future.

Glòria Tello Company
Councillor of Heritage and Cultural Resources and President of the Organizing Committee.