Christmas surprise for Gharb residents & visitors

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Big Friends Guggen Musik band at GharbDuring the last weekend of 2008, on the occasion of their Christmas celebrations, the Gharb Local Council on the initiative of Mayor David Apap gave a Christmas surprise to their residents and visitors.

The surprise event was held on Sunday the 28th of December morning, when the Big Friends Guggen Musik Band amused the general public by playing Christmas music around the main streets of Gharb. This was the band’s first performance in Gozo since its formation a few months ago.

Various locals and tourists gathered in the streets to listen to the band’s performances. One particular attraction which drew the interest of all those present was that the musicians wore Christmas costumes. In fact these new costumes were prepared purposely to be worn by the musicians during Christmas activities.

The band expressed its gratitude to Mayor David Apap and the Gharb Local Council for the invitation which gave this band the opportunity to perform for the first time in Gozo.

The ‘Big Friends Guggen Musik band’ is the first guggen band in Malta composed of brass and percussion instruments. Some of the instruments being played by the 32 musicians are trumpets, trombones, euphoniums, sousaphone, cymbal, drums and drum kits and other percussions. For more details one can visit their website at or send email to

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    2 Responses

    1. Lesley Kreupl says:

      I wish I had known about it! It sounds like it was great fun. Thankyou David for doing all these interesting things for Gharb!

    2. Mark Abela says:

      Proset lil din il-Band gdida f’Malta ghas-successi li qed tikseb.

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