NEW DELHI: A Tri-Services band from the Indian Armed Forces is participating and performing in the prestigious International Military Music Festival "Spasskaya Tower" in Moscow.
"Spasskaya Tower" is the parade of the best military music bands of Russia and other countries that takes place every year at Red Square in Moscow. This Festival is a mega event, where military musicians represent the variety of national, artistic and military traditions of the world. Beginning today, it will continue till 3 September 2017.
The participation of the Tri-Services Band would foster better ties between the Armed Forces of the two countries and is also an acknowledgment of the professional skills of the Indian Armed Forces bands.
The Tri-Services Band comprises 7 Officers and 55 PBORs. The Naval Band component comprising of one officer and 09 musician sailors is being led by Commander Satish K Champion, Command Musician Officer, Eastern Naval Command.
Every year about 1500 musicians, military men and other artistes from around 40 countries perform at the "Spasskaya Tower". The Festival is duly considered one of the largest international events in Russia and attracts tremendous response of the general public.
The Indian Navy Band had also for the first time participated in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, an international event of military music performance undertaken by the Armed Forces, which commenced on 1 August and will conclude on 26 August.