The group was formed in 2004 when a group of like minded musicians and teachers decided to expand the work they were doing individually in schools to provide a new and exciting experience for their students.

União da Mocidade is now in its ninth year, and its performance credits include following events:

  • Carnaval del Pueblo (best costumed band 2010)
  • Love Luton Carnival
  • London Greenfair
  • The Mayor of London’s RESPECT Festival
  • Thames Festival
  • Fruitstock Festival
  • Rhythmsticks Festival
  • Coin Street Festival
  • Brighton Samba Encounter
  • Luton International Carnival
  • Ealing Jazz Festival
  • Fete de la Musique (Hyde Park)
  • Hillingdon BigFest
  • Under One Sky (Harrow)
  • Bedford River Festival
  • School Proms