The first day of the fifth international wind band contest started yesterday afternoon at 3:30. The band of the Agrupació Musical Senienca started the parade of the bands taking part in the 2nd section of the contest. The Honorable Consellera d'Ensenyament de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Mrs. Irene Rigau, addressed a welcome speech to the audience, followed by the Mayor of La Sénia, Mr. Víctor Pla, and the President of the Agrupació Musical Senienca, Mr. Daniel Puig. This was the start of an intense evening of high quality musical performances. The technical level of the bands was extremely high. The organizing commitee wants to thank the Bands for their outsanding performances and for their collaboration in this project. After the deliberation of the jury, whose members were the Maestros: Andres Valero-Castells (Valencia), Thomas Doss (Austria) and Carlo Pirola (Italy), the ranking of the bands was: First Prize: Societat Musical Santa Cecília de Chelva (València) Second Prize: Societat Unió Artística Musical d?Ontinyent (València) Third position: Agrupación Musical San Clemente de la Mancha (Cuenca) Fourth position: Societat Unió Artístico-Musical Nulense de Nules (Castelló) Many thanks to all musicians, conductors and to all members of the Musical Societies and to the public that joined us in the concert hall and also to those that followed the event on the internet at http://www.ebredigital.cat/.