As an overture to the festival program all participants will meet together march "Slivenci at Drava" and "Danube horo". Famous work of Diko Iliev thematic focus of the holidays, because this year marks 75 years since its creation. On the first day on the platform of the Monument Septemvriytsi will perform Youth brass band and majorettes Center to work with children of Razgrad Wind Orchestra "Razvitie - 1869" from Vratsa, brass orchestra School of Arts "Preluch" - Preluch, Czech Republic. Final program will put the hosts of the Wind Orchestra of the Mathematics School "St. Kliment Ohridski" and majorettes of the Youth Center.
On the first day of the holidays will be awarded prizes and the winners of the second competition for the creation of new works for brass band. He is accompanying event of Dikoilievite holidays and is organized by the Municipality of Montana in the year before their execution. In the "Marsh" winners are Radi Radev - conductor of the Representative Guard orchestra at the National Guard (first prize), Julian Slabakov (second prize), Elijah Nail (third prize). In "Horo" was awarded first prize. Second place was shared by the conductor of the orchestra Vratsa Boycho Dimov and Elizabeth Ivanova. Thirdly Vasil Belezhkov, popular mostly as a guitarist of the band "Episode". Domestic and foreign orchestras will perform works by these composers and works of the patron of the holidays.
Children from Ukraine, Serbia and Bulgaria, ranked prizes in the drawing contest "Drum beats, dance is you" will receive their awards at the inauguration of the celebrations of brass bands "Diko Iliev".
On May 17, from 18 am. XIII concert program of celebrations of brass bands "Diko Iliev" will open the first orchestra in Bulgaria, whose conductor is a woman. The town of Vidin orchestra will perform under the baton of Dilyana Tsankova. Attraction in the program will be performances of representative youth brass band with cheerleaders from Troyan. First stage of Montana guest Brass band from Albania. This is "Aferdita" - formation with 1-centuries-old tradition of 120-strong city of Elbasan. Brass band and majorette of the resort Varshets also debut on the stage of the prestigious festival. The second night of Dikoilievite holidays will complete a 30-minute program of the favorites of the audience by the representative of Montana School brass band with majorettes from Velingrad.
On May 18, from 18 am. Festive evening will open the Wind Orchestra "Diko Iliev" in the center "Mind - 1883" from Montana conductor Plamen Krumov. At 18.30. Scene again will conquer talented boys and girls from brass band "Dimitar Mechev" with majorettes from Velingrad. After them will play brass band "Kostadin Manov" of Svilengrad. The thirteenth edition of the Festival of brass bands "Diko Iliev" - Montana 2012, will close one of the most powerful formations - Youth brass band and majorettes from Lovech with artistic director Totko Rogaška.
During the XIII International Festival of Wind Orchestras in the ethnographic museum Mihailova house in Montana will be arranged exhibition "Diko Iliev - life for music".
Festival of brass bands in Montana organized by the Municipality of Montana for 24 years now. They are held under the patronage of the Minister of Culture.