Youth Committee 2016-2017 formed

Youth Committee 2016-2017 formed

The Youth Committee held its annual general meeting on the 11th of January 2017 at the club premises. Mr Ernest Desira, the Youth Committee Secretary opened the meeting by reading the minutes of the previous annual general meeting held in January 2016. Present during this meeting were members of previous Youth Committees, members of the club as well as the Club Vice President Mr Mario Aquilina. Once the items on the agenda were discussed, the Youth Committee 2015-2016 was dissolved and a new one was unanimously elected for the administrative year 2016-2017. The following members were elected: Chairman - Mr Brandon Sciberras Secretary - Mr Julian Scicluna Treasurer - Mr Mauro Xuereb Curator - Mr Darren Sciberras Assistant Chairman - Mr Brandon Sladden Members: Mr Mauro Darmanin Mr Ernest Desira Mr Christian Agius Mr Manuel Abela Mr Chris Bonello Mr Giulio Bonavia Mr Martin Busuttil Mr Carl Farrugia Executive Committee Representative - Mr Gianluca Tabone The Committee's plans for the coming administrative year were introduced to the AGM attendees. Club members...
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Christmas Procession by Zabbar M.U.S.E.U.M.

Christmas Procession by Zabbar M.U.S.E.U.M.

As happens every Chistmas, the Zabbar M.U.S.E.U.M. organised the procession with the statue of Baby Jesus. Societa' Filarmonica Maria Mater Gratiae Zabbar, together with the other band club of Zabbar 'Għaqda Madonna tal-Grazzja Banda San Mikiel' took part in the procession by playing several Christmas marches in the streets of Zabbar. Photos: Gianluca Tabone...
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Annual Christmas Concert

Annual Christmas Concert

The annual Christmas Concert organised by the Band Committee within the club has proven that it is growing year after year, always increasing in attendance. As clearly indicated by the Band Director Mro Kevin Mizzi B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc., F.L.C.M., this annual concert is not like the Annual Concert or the Feast Programme organised by the same band which are organised at a certain high standard. This concert is organised to showcase young talents within the band, with students who are still undergoing their musical studies performing solos and participating with the rest of the band to gain more experience for their potential future with the band. The Concert was held at the Notre Dame Theater in Zabbar, on Sunday the 18th of December 2016. The band and the Band Director Mro Kevin Mizzi B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc. played several different themes mostly tied to the festive season. After the concert, a reception was held for the guests at the back of the theater, organised by the band members themselves. Photos: Gianluca...
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Christmas Crib Exhibition ‘Natus Est Rex’ now open

Christmas Crib Exhibition ‘Natus Est Rex’ now open

'Natus Est Rex', the Christmas Crib exhibition organised by a few members of the club, was opened yesterday at 6.00pm. The exhibition was blessed by Zabbar's Archpriest, Fr Evan Caruana. Present during the inauguration was also Honorary President of the Club, Hon. Joe Mizzi MP. With over ten different Christmas cribs on display, the exhibition showcases local talent, where all cribs are hand made by the exhibitors themselves. There are also a number of cribs taking part in the local Christmas competition being organised by the Zabbar Local Council. The Exhibition is open everyday from 6.00pm to 9.00pm, between the 15th and 30th of December. The Exhibition is also open in the mornings of 18th and 25th of December from 9.00am to 12.00pm. For any further updates one can visit the Facebook Event of the Exhibition and click Interested. ...
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Grajjietna Lyricist passes away

Grajjietna Lyricist passes away

Sunny Aquilina, the lyricist behind several music pieces in Malta, passed away earlier today at the age of seventy. Sunny Aquilina also worked with Soc. Filarmonica Maria Mater Gratiae Zabbar, mostly known for the two songs 'Ġawhritna' and the most notable song 'Ġrajjietna', a song written in collaboration with Honorary Bandmaster Mro Ray Sciberras FLCM in memory of the one hundred and twenty five years since the club was founded. The general committee and its sub-committees would like to express its sympathy with Sunny Aquilina's family members and close relatives. Thank you Sunny, for everything. You will surely never be forgotten, especially with 'Ġrajjietna'. Rest in peace.   ...
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December High Tea

December High Tea

The Female Committee within the club is once again organising the December High Tea at Alexandra Hotel. Snacks and hot beverage as well as transport are included in the price. There will also be Bingo during the high tea, everyone is welcome to take part. Price is of €10 per person, which does not include the bingo fees. For bookings kindly call 79922735 or 99250865....
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Annual General Meeting held

Annual General Meeting held

The Executive Committee of Soc. Filar. Maria Mater Gratiae Zabbar, held the annual general meeting for its club members. The main agenda of the meeting was discussing further the situation of the club as well as dissolving the Executive Committee and its sub-committees of the administrative year 2015-2016. Once the committees were dissolved, the new committee for administrative year 2016-2017 was elected as follows: Club President - Mr Joseph Saliba Club Secretary - Mr Charles Micallef Club Treasurer - Mr Lawrence Bugelli Curator - Mr Darren Cassar Members: Mr Darren Zammit Mr Luciano Farrugia Mrs Frances Farrugia Mr Marco Fenech Mr Robert Lia Mr Kirril Xuereb Mrs Rosanne Gauci The General Meeting was concluded once the elected members were announced.  ...
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‘L-Umbrella l-Kbira’ breaks national record

‘L-Umbrella l-Kbira’ breaks national record

The Youth Committee within the Soc. Filar. Maria Mater Gratiae Zabbar AD 1883, succeeded in contesting the national record of the Largest Feast Umbrella in Malta. The club's current feast umbrella was entirely manufactured in 2001 by that year's youth committee. This year's youth committee decided that in order to commemorate the umbrella's fifteenth year anniversary, it would be appropriate to make it known that it is actually Malta's largest feast umbrella. The previous record of 1750.44m³, registered by another band club in Zabbar, was broken by the MMG Youth Committee with the measurement of 2126.674m³. The record was registered with Malta Records.    ...
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