The "Corpo Musicale di Cortina d’Ampezzo" marching band was founded in 1861.
Its repertoire today includes marches, classical pieces, light music, film music, original compositions by contemporary composers, and sacred music such as Christmas carols. It performs in concerts and parades both in Italy and abroad.
Every year, during the last week of August, the "Corpo Musicale" organizes the Festival of the Bands: bands and folk groups from all over Italy animate the center of Cortina with concerts, parades, carousels at the sound of traditional music.
The "Coro Cortina" choir was founded in 1965, driven by the desire of a group of friends and mountain-lovers to organise their songs in choral form.
"Coro Cortina" has won prizes in Italian and International competitions and given numerous concerts in prestigious settings including the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Conzertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Haydnsaal in Eisenstadt, the Stadthalle in Vienna and Berlin, the Hall of the Cinquecento in Florence and the Sala dei Corazzieri in the Quirinale Palace in Rome.