In May 2018, the Consell declared the popular musical tradition of the Valencian Community as an Asset of Intangible Cultural Interest, which coincided with the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Federation of Music Societies of the Community (FSMCV).

Valencia has a long musical tradition in its municipal bands and music schools that, throughout the year, train more than 60,000 students from different Valencian towns. In addition, they play an important role in preserving and promoting Valencian heritage through its traditions and popular festivals such as the Fallas.

The more than 500 musical societies that group the Federation of Music Societies of the Valencian Community (FSMCV), represent approximately half of those existing in Spain and bring together 40,000 musicians and more than 200,000 members. The BIC, which is now the Bands, is recognition of the work of social unification and reinforcement of our identity as a people to which they contribute, having a presence in 95% of municipalities with more than 500 inhabitants and a contribution to regional GDP of about 40 million.