Born in 1924 from the merger of the two companies existing musical Bocairent New and Primitiva, both with extensive musical career since the nineteenth century. It won the New Contest July Fair in Valencia in 1891 and Alcoy previous year. The first director of the Musical Union was Angel Bernard, and he was followed by Puerto Miguel, Pedro Castellón, Antonio Calatayud, Manuel Jornet and Felipe Francisco Belda Belda, which was more than 25 years at the head of the band, all These neighbors Bocairent.
The Association Bocairent Musical Union has won several awards among which include the following:
- Third prize at Spoon 1966.
- First Prize Contest Exma. Council of Valencia in 1974.
- Second Prize Competition Festive Music Ontinyent 1979 and Third Prize in 1980.
- Second Prize Competition festive music Elda 1988.
- Third Prize in the Competition Council of Valencia in 1992.
- Third Prize at the V International Band Competition 2011 Torrevieja.
- Third prize and prize for the best show in the City of Cullera Band Contest 2013
From 1994 to 1998, responsible for the direction of the band José Rafael Pascual Vilaplana, who in 1997, being conductor of the band, baton won Gold in the International Conducting Competition in Kerkrade (Netherlands). During this period the AUM organized the V Day 1995 Music Valley Albaida, which premiered “Bekir Fanfare”. That same year he toured Belgium, invited by the Royal Band Opdorp also starred under the direction of Carlos Santos all the musical Awards October, organized annually by the editorial 3 and 4 and was broadcast live on TV3. The years 1997 and 1998 organized management courses with international directors Florin Totana (Romania) and Jan Cober (Netherlands) for all directors of Valencia. In 1998 the Union Musical Association is invited to participate in the Festival of Vilanova (Barcelona), and the same year the Expo Lisbon attended as guest band representing Valencia. The master Muro was appointed honorary director of the Association in 2011.
From 1998 to 2001 takes over the leadership of the Cuban band master Milanese Norman Brown established Bocairent. In this period the AUM Bocairent Young Performers Competition organized by the Spanish, a concert of festive music in the audience Enric Girona Lleida. In 1999 celebrated its 75th anniversary with concerts and various events, which include the concert offered the Bullring Bocairent songwriter Lluís Llach and what the band played at the Palau de la Música in Valencia . In 2000 the Union Musical Association made a concert tour to Cuba invited by the Symphony Orchestra of Matanzas. In 2001 the band leaves the direction of Norman Milanese becoming honorary director. During his stage, twice won the award for Band Competition in the Moors and Christians Ontinyent.
In the period of 2003-2005 is responsible for the management Alcoy Angel Luis Morales Ferrando. In these years, highlighted by a further symphonic repertoire quite daring mixing classics with contemporary pieces both European and American. Not to mention the inevitable seal Alcoy playing numerous pieces of Loving-white. From July 2005 to July 2008 the band was directed by young French director Jordi Sanjuan, winner of the Silver Baton International Conducting Competition in Kerkrade (Netherlands), during his time as chief conductor of the AUM Bocairent. In this period the band performed in 2007 at a meeting of bands Troviscal (Portugal), also emphasizes performing concerts with great musicians such as Francisco Blanco LATINO the jazz concert, or Kinneret Sieradzky Israeli violinist in concert Spring 2006 with the premiere of Symphony No. 1 in Spain Alex POELMANS “The 7 wonders of the ancient world.” Highlighting the visit of Dutch composer Bert Appermont to lead the band in 2008.
Since September 2008, the band is directed by Molto Jose Vicente García de Muro, which participated in 2009, at the opening of WMC (musical Olympics) Krekrade of the Netherlands. In 2011 the band participated in the V International Competition of Bands of Torrevieja, and in 2013 the Competition spoon. During 2014 celebrates the 90th anniversary of its foundation, which among other activities include the organization of the Day XXIV Music Albaida Valley.
Currently has a staff of more than 100 musicians and has more than a hundred students at your school learners; parallel has a band made up of young musicians-35 students.
Within the field of festive music, the Musical Union Association Bocairent has recorded several works, among them a CD of festive music by local artists included in the collection now descends, a record of the row Musketeers bocairent for its 150th anniversary as well as the row Smugglers also the 150th anniversary. In addition, he was part of the “CLAY” José Rafael Pascual Vilaplana, recording three pieces of double album was recorded.