City of Pula Wind Orchestra . Puhacki orkestar grada Pule . The orchestra (original name "Puhacki orkestar grada Pule") was founded in 1993 and has now approximately 130 members, divided in 8 groups. The orchestra is supported by the city council and performs on many different occasions, including weekly concerts in the open during the Summer. The main symphonic-type group consists of about 65 musicians, and has already received a few awards (in 1998, in a nation-wide contest, it was chosen as the best orchestra in the A-category).
Formally I am still a member, although it has been hard to participate during the last few years since I moved to another country. So, in order not to forget them, I decided to make a model as a tribute to the orchestra's 15th birthday. Each figure represents a real person (including me, of course, on the triangle).
The chorus is there to help with their charming voices. It consists of 29 princesses (only one of which is actually real). The inspiration for it was the chorus Rondo Histriae (although there are male singers in the real one), who at some occasions indeed performs with the orchestra.
To those who wonder whether I will build them a concert hall - well, I kind of already already have. Still, in order for everyone to see and hear them, they will mostly perform outside.
First, the uniforms:
Our two conductors:
All the musicians:
Closeup pictures of people and instruments:
Pictures from the orchestra's first public concert in Pula, on July 24th 2008, playing together with its role model!
Various work-in-progress pictures: