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Chetumal in Municipality of Othón P. Blanco, Quintana Roo, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

Musical Band

Paseo de los Héroes

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, March 29, 2019
1. Musical Band Marker
Inscription.  

Banda de Música
La primera banda musical se formó en 1935 como la Orquesta de Policía, iniciativa del General Rafael Melgar. Años más tarde, convertida en Banda de Música.

Su sección de instrumentos de aliento de madera, de metales y sus respectivas percusiones conserva la tradición musical de las grandes bandas europeas y norteamericanas del siglo XX en su estructura, selección de instrumentos y su repertorio.

En el pasado se realizaban conciertos los domingos en el parque Hidalgo, hoy es una tradición escuchar a la banda musical en el kiosko de la Explanada de la Bandera, es ahí en donde los 27 integrantes practican su repertorio a cargo de Vicente Óscar Chan Tec, maestro y compositor de la agrupación desde hace 20 años.

English translation:
Musical Band
The first musical band was formed in 1935 as the Police Orchestra, an initiative of General Rafael Melgar. Years later, it was converted into a Musical Band.

Its sections of woodwinds, metal and percussion instruments keeps to the musical tradition of the great European and North American bands of the 20th
Musical Band Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 29, 2019
2. Musical Band Marker
The marker is roughly in the center of this view, with the kiosk mentioned in the marker text behind it. To the left is the additional Manuel Ávila Camacho Theater Marker.
century in its structure, selection of instruments and their repertoire.

In the past concerts were held on Sundays in Hidalgo Park. Today it is a tradition to listen to the band in the kiosk of the Esplanade of the Flag, where the 27 members practice their repertoire under the supervision of Vicente Óscar Chan Tec, teacher and composer of the group for 20 years.
 
Location. 18° 29.603′ N, 88° 17.835′ W. Marker is in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, in Municipality of Othón P. Blanco. Marker is at the intersection of Avenida de los Héroes and Boulevard Bahía, in the median on Avenida de los Héroes. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chetumal, Quintana Roo 77000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Manuel Ávila Camacho Theater (here, next to this marker); The History of Chetumal 1898-1905 (a few steps from this marker); Government Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); The History of Chetumal 1918-1919 (within shouting distance of this marker); Elio Carmichael (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument to the Mexican Flag (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Clock Tower (about 90 meters away); a different marker also named The Clock Tower (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chetumal.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 15, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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