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The ‘Marching Band Ottavio Pistella’ was born in 1853 under the name “Patrio Concerto” and under the direction of Maestro Pietro Paoli. This is testified by some instruments, one manuscript score by the master himself (The Bride of May, dated 1856) and the banner.

In 1909 some citizens demanded the Municipality establish a school of music and in the thirties the band became communal, and a school was set up in the old theatre premises.