The traditional Assembly of Trumpeters in Guča will be held from August 11 to 13, as part of the Guča Festival, which starts on August 9, the organizers announced today.
The famed trumpet player Dejan Petrović and his Big Band will officially open the Festival.
Guča Trumpet Festival is a brass band festival which is held every August in Guča, a town in the Dragačevo region of western Serbia. Every year, the small town turns into a massive party venue with brass music playing everywhere, the smell of delicious street food and dancing on every step. The brass bands are parading through the streets of Guča, inviting festival-goers to party through the night.
The main highlight of the festival is the prestigious Golden Trumpet competition that determines the best trumpet players among two dozens of competitors. There is also an abundant cultural content – traditional wedding music, sports events and art exhibitions. The four-day festival attracts over 600,000 visitors.
The Festival has been held since 1961.
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