In addition to educational facilities, Llíria hosts numerous institutions and groups that are dedicated to music performance. Among them, two centuries-old musical societies stand out: “La Primitiva” Music and Education Athenaeum and “Unió Musical”,, both of which are non-profit associations with more than 300 musicians each, including choirs, orchestras, youth bands, symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, children’s theatre and choir. In addition, as we have seen, they both feature Music Schools
La Banda Primitiva of Llíria was founded in 1819 by the Franciscan Father Fray Antonio Albarracín Enguídanos. It is the oldest civilian marching band in Spain.
The Unió Musical was founded in 1903, although its historical connection with the “Música Nova” marching band, whose origins date back to the 19th century, is historical. This society has been a pioneer in education, since it is the first musical society in Spain that created an Elementary Level Comprehensive Music Centre in 1997.