La Banda Primitiva de Llíria was founded in 1819 by the Franciscan father Fray Antoni Albarracín Enguídanos . It is, without any doubt at all, the oldest civil band in Spain.

In 1888, the band participates for the first time in the Certamen de Bandas in Valencia and obtains the first prize. La Banda Primitiva has been awarded the first prize many times during these years.

Certamen de 1981

Since the beginning, our band has played in concerts, civil and religious parades, TV and radio programmes, etc. We have played in most Spanish main towns and many European countries such as Germany, Belgium, France, Holland and Switzerland; in the U.S.A (New York and Los Angeles) and in China (Beijing and Shanghai).

La Banda Primitiva de Llíria has been conducted by the most famous Valencian conductors and by some of the most prestigious European ones like Sergiu Celibidache, Desirée Dondaine, Odón Alonso, Rafael Früebeck de Burgos, Jan Molenar, Luís Cobos, Manuel Galduf and Jan Cober.

During its history, our symphonic band has been awarded many important prizes. From this list, we would like to point out the following:

We would like to point out the importance given to broadcasting our music in the publication of several CDs.