This is a concise summary of the main activities organized by the Victoria Band Club.
The Festa B.B.Q. – Saturday 25th August 2018:
This yearly rendezvous is a fund raising activity that will be held in the parish oratory that is situated in Oratory Street right behind the Parish Church. The activity kicks off at 8.00 pm and it will be entertained by local rock and roll star Freddy Portelli amongst others.
The Kids Festa – Saturday 1st September 2018:
At 5.30 pm, the Victoria Band will accompany a short procession in St. Lucy Street in the vicinity of the Victoria Band Club. This activity is entirely intended for kids where they will have the opportunity to carry a miniature processional statue. This will be followed by a party that will commence at’ 6.45 pm. Tickets can be acquired on site.
The Victoria Band Annual Concert – Saturday 2nd Sunday 2018:
The Victoria Band will perform its annual festa concert which will be conducted by its director Mro. Roderick Bugeja. Indeed this is an ideal soiree for music enthusiasts and it will take place close to St. Lucy’s Chapel in St. Lucy Street. The audience is advised to be seated by not later than 8.15 pm.
Festive March – Tuesday 4th September 2018:
At 8.30 pm the Victoria Band will hold a march in the Sgħajtar area. This will reach the Main Square at 11.00 pm and will be followed by a pyro musical show organized by the Victorian Youths. The activity ends with ground fireworks.
The Main Feast March – Thursday 6th September 2018:
At 8.30 pm the Victoria Band will perform festive marches in the vicinity of the Victoria Band Club. The band will enter the Main Square at 11.15 pm accompanied by its jubilant enthusiasts. This is by far the most awaited event and it will be followed by an impressive mechanised Catherine wheels pyro musical display.
The Eve of the Feast – Friday 7th September 2018:
The Victoria Band will play festive marches at 7.30 pm. At 9.00 pm the band will cross the Main Square where it will be joined with a processional statue of Our Lady. This will be accompanied close to the Victoria Band Club in St. Lucy Street where it will be raised on its magnificent pedestal.
Victory Day – Saturday 8th September 2018:
At 11.00 am the Victoria Band will start its traditional feast day march. This will proceed from the Main Square to St. Lucy Street where it reaches its climax and comes to an end.
Later on in the evening during the procession the club members, the band and the crowds gather in front of the club premises in St. Lucy Street to salute passionately the titular statue.