Colonel Francisco Grau Vegara, director of the band of the Royal Guard for two decades, is to be promoted to the rank of General.
The promotion has required a change in the law which will receive Royal Decree and come into force January 1st 2008.
Grau, who has won13 national and international prizes for composition, has innumerable decorations and is responsible for more than 700 works, including the official version of the old March of Grenadiers which was adopted in 1997 as the Spanish National Anthem.
As I have said before the new theatre is named after Francisco Grau who was born in Bigastro and was a member of the town's band.
I'm sure the whole town would like to congratulate him on his well deserved honour.