About Us

Music school within Għaqda Mużikali Marija Bambina, Banda Vittorja, Naxxar

Għaqda Mużikali Marija Bambina, Banda Vittorja of Naxxar, is a society which was founded in 1916 by musician and composer Mro. Giuseppe Stivala. Although when this society was formed it also featured a jazz band, today’s wind band was founded in 1989. As it was always traditional in all wind bands in Malta, music tuition services were immediately provided to all those that wanted to study a wind instrument and eventually join the band. The society also provided free instruments to help student progress in their studies.

In 2006 , after the executive committee had discussed a motion, front lined by the late general secretary George Vella, an adequate space for the music school was allocated on the premises of the society. This space was renovated to a well-equipped area for music lessons. Originally, it was planned to be named after the founder’s name. However, Vella never saw his dream fulfilled as he died in the early morning of the  inauguration  day. It was therefore decided that the name of the school would be a recognition to the man himself, and thus named “Skola tal-Muzika George Vella”.

From then onward the school progressed through the years. The school has demonstrated constant progress both in quality of its students and also in quantity. The secret to the success are the regular music activities and further engagement in projects, as well as dedication of the students, their families and not least the society’s committee.

In 2016, a new concept was launched to further increase the quality of the delivery of the music tuition provided in an attempt to raise the bar of quality the students can achieve within the school.

In January 2023, the school launched a new prospectus which guides our students through a holistic musical education process such that students are prepared to pursue a musical career.

Our Enrolled Tutors

Alex Zammit

Trumpet tutor

As a musician, Alex also performs as a soloist with various band clubs and forms part of the Brass House Unit …

Charles Galea

Theory Tutor

He is committed to his musical journey and is supplementing his studies in instrumentation, music technology, practical issues…

Christine Vella

Saxophone tutor

Christine has also been at the helm of the organisation of numerous music educational workshops and masterclasses held in Malta..

Clara Galea

Flute Tutor

Clara has also attended several flute masterclasses over the years, some of the most significant of which include the Marina Piccinni…

Daniel Vella

Solfeggio & Ensemble Tutor

Daniel is also the composer of various band marches, funeral marches and other works as well as a music arranger. In 2019 he released his first CD Album..

Josef Attard

Low Brass Tutor

Josef has been a member of the Malta Youth Orchestra since 2012, and has been the principal trombone of the same orchestra..

Kristen Borg

Percussion Tutor

Apart from being a resident musician with our band club, he is also one of the founder members of the Big Friends Guggen Musik Band…

Lara Scerri

Piano Tutor

Lara perseveres her love for music by passing on her knowledge to new students as well as performing with her own music group…

Nathalie Cachia Bonavia

Clarinet Tutor

She has played with renowned Maltese artists including pianists Ramona Formosa, Esmeralda Galea Camilleri and Andrew Buġeja,  ….

Roderick Bugeja

Band Leader

He enjoys composing and has so far written several marches, a waltz and a Tone Poem based on a poem written by Mario F. Bezzina, which consists in 3 movements…

Recent news & events.


Awards Night

Last Saturday, 2nd of March, our school presented a home concert where we celebrated the achievements of our students. During ...
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All About Classics

Our Youth Band will once again be performing another edition of its yearly event Talent Żagħżugħ, themed as All About ...
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Launching of New Album

During the past months our school band were working hard to provide this album of Christmas Carols specially arranged for ...
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Open Day 2023

Our premises will open from 9:30 am till 12 pm for all prospective students that would like to join us ...
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Recording Session for our new Album

During this year the School Band under the tuition of Daniel Vellawhere relentlessly rehearsing for a new album in which ...
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Exams 2023

Big applause to our students who have just received their Trinity College of London results. Their consistent effort and dedication ...
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