Leone Philharmonic Society AD 1863
What is nowadays known as the Leone Philharmonic Society with its multiple branches and sections is the evolution of The Leone Band A.D.1863 (Banda Ċittadina Leone).
Under the current musical direction of Mro Colin Attard, it comprises of more than 70 resident voluntary male bandsmen. It performs band marches and musical concerts, the main ones being the November Annual Concert at the Aurora Theatre, the Sacred Music Programme for Holy Week at the Gozo Cathedral, the Festa open air concert in Savina Square, the Leone Goes Pop series in Independence Square, and the Grand Christmas Concert in December.
The Leone Band also participates in the major village feasts and accompanies the processions of Our Lady of Divine Graces and St Lucy.
The most important services are held annually during the mid-August festivities in honour of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven; external festivities organised exclusively by the Leone Society itself.
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Joseph Bonnici24 February 2015
Roderick Cordina24 February 2015