Banda San Nikola
The Siggiewi band club, Banda San Nikola, was formed in 1883. The purpose was and is to teach music to children and young people. At first the band played in the streets for the annual Siggiewi festival of St. Nicholas in June, at Christmas, and for the community chest. Marching through the streets, the band would stop at homes to collect money for charities as well as support for the band itself. The band provides much of the color and festive atmosphere for the large Siggiewi St. Nicholas festival.
Innu lil San Nikola Kantat official anthem, vocal, Banda San Nikola Youth Section
Over time other religious festival street processions were added to the band’s schedule: St. Joseph, Santa Maria, Our Lady of Providence, Maundy Thursday and the winter St. Nicholas festival.
The club moved to its current location on St. Nicholas Square in 1993. The Youth Section was formed in 1997.
Mp3 files courtesy of Banda San Nikola.