This weekend the Auditorio de Tenerife welcomes the twelfth  encuentro de bandas de música juveniles de la isla to take place at the Sala de Cámara on Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th at 11:30 am. Eight bands, made up by tens of young Canarian musicians, are taking part in the event, which includes two guest groups from the islands of El Hierro and La Gomera. Admission to this event is free of charge.

The event has been organised by the Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música [Tenerife Music Bands Federation], and it starts on Saturday with the beginners’ band Banda de Iniciación José Mesa Cabrera of the Agrupación Musical Cruz Santa de los Realejos, conducted by Sofía González Batista. They will first play the Obertura Ludiciana, by Javier Pinto Bañuls, to then go on with Queen in concert, arranged by Jay Bocook, and finally José Feliciano’s Feliz Navidad.

It will then be the turn for the band of the Asociación Musical San Marcos Evangelista’s academy, from Tegueste. Led by Javier Pérez Hernández, the musicians will perform J. O´Reilly’s Foxboro MarchColonel Bogey, by K. Alford arranged by M. Williams; R. Ford’s Dark Adventure, and Mission Impossible Theme, by L. Shifrin, arranged by P. Lavender.

The youth band of the Asociación Musical Educando José León Medrano from El Puerto de la Cruz will go onstage next to start with Señorita, by Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello arranged by Iván Rodríguez. The group, under the baton of Iván Yeray Rodríguez Martín, will then play John Williams in Concert, arranged by Paul Lavender, and Jingle Bell Rock, arranged by Frank Bernaerts.

Paulino Martí’s paso doble Recordando a un amigo, is the first song to be played by the members of the Banda Juvenil del Patronato Insular de Música de El Hierro, one of the guest bands, which also closes the first day. Led by Francisco José Buenrostro Tur, they will then perform A day at the Museum, by James Curnom; Miguel A. Ibiza Zaragozá’s Kitten & Puppy, and will end with Víctor López’s arrangement of Fiesta Tropicale.

The band of the Patronato artístico musical de Fasnia’s academy opens the event on Sunday with Jurassic Park and Somewhere in my memory, both by John Williams. Conducted by Gustavo Adolfo Regalado Llanos, who authored all the arrangements in this repertoire, they will then play Rockin’ around the Chritsmas Tree, by Johnny Marks, Michael Jackson Hit Mix and Johnnie Vinson.

Conductor Taida María Gil Conde leads the youth band of San Sebastián de Tejina that is playing next. Their programme starts with Antonio Campillo’s Mi primer Pasodoble, goes on with West Hills Overture, by John O'Reilly, and finally Henry Mancini’s Moon River.

Next comes the Banda Miguel Reyes de Güímar, conducted by Francisco Javier Pérez Reyes. The programme includes Aires del Terruño, by Miguel Castillo; Frank Erickson’s Air for bandHow to train your dragon, arranged by Sean O´Loughlin, and Medley Boleros I, arranged by José Molina Comino.

The event ends with the youth band of Asociación Musical Los Órganos de Vallehermoso, from La Gomera, the second guest band this year. Led by Gonzalo Lemus Bravo the musicians will play the following repertoire: George Gershwin’s Suene la bandaHighlights from Carmen, by Georges Bizet arranged by Mark William; Giusseppe  Verdi’s La  Donna é MobileWhat a wonderful world, by G. D. Weiss and B. Thiele; and Al Poeta, by Gonzalo Lemus Bravo.