Homage was paid to the bigastrense, Joaquin Grau, Lieutenant Colonel and Director of the School of Military Music last weekend, in the Almerian locality of Huércal - Overa.
The tribute, which was organised by the Brotherhood of Ntra. Señora de las Angustias and San Juan (Paso Blanco), was attended by the Director of the Sociedad Unión Musical de Bigastro, Emilio Sa'ez, the Councilman of Culture, José Espinosa and the Mayor of Bigastro, Raúl Valerio Medina.
Joaquín Grau Murcia is a professor of musical theory, professor superior of brass wind instruments, composition and instrumentation and conducting at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid and Profesor Superior de Pedagogía Musical of the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Murcia.
He has been a member of the Cuerpo de Directores Músicos del Ministerio de Defensa since 1989. He has also director of the La Música del Gobierno Militar de La Coruña and of the Academia General Militar de Zaragoza.