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The Honor Guard and the Band of the Armed Forces of Belarus

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Country
Belarus
Place
Main scene
Years of performances
2013 — 2016

The Honor Guard and the Band of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus

The Demonstration band of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus was founded on the 1st April 1950 as the band of the headquarters of the Belorussian military district.

In 65 years of its existence the band has made a great contribution to the development of the Belorussian music art, consolidation of friendship between nations, and now actively works with the main composers, soloists and music ensembles in Belarus and abroad. The band perfected itself through enlargement of possibilities of playing new pieces of service, marching and concert kind, enriching of the timbres and modes of playing the instruments. One of the brightest performances of the band was an open-air concert on a parade-ground, when the solo, ensemble and band playing sounded however as if it was in a concert hall.

As a result of the high professionalism of the musicians since 1993 the band could take part in various prestigious festivals in Europe: Great Britain and Ireland (London, Belfast, Dublin, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Limerick, Plymouth), Germany (Berlin, Bonn, Braunschweig, Hanover, Hamburg, Neumunster, Frankfurt-am-Main, Hildesheim), France (Paris, Arras, Betun, Valais, Lille), Poland (Krakow), Sweden (Eksjö).

The repertoire of the band includes more than 500 compositions of the most important classical music composers and contemporary ones. The band regularly performs in the Central Officers' House, in soldiers' and garrisons' clubs. The music played by the band sounds in various concert-halls of Belarus, on the radio and TV. The Demonstration band of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus is a constant member of the parades of the troops of Minsk garrison, ceremonial parades and other cultural events.

Since 2008 the band is directed by the chief of the military bands' service of the Armed Forces — the chief of the «Demonstration band of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus» honored artist of the Republic of Belarus — Colonel Serguei Kostiuchenko.

The artistic director is the chief conductor of the band — Colonel Evgueny Dovzhik.

SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES
Date Time Place
26 August 2017 20:00 — 22:30 Main scene
27 August 2017 12:00 — 13:00
20:00 — 22:30
Poklonnaya Hill
Main scene
28 August 2017 20:00 — 22:30 Main scene
29 August 2017 20:00 — 22:30 Main scene
30 August 2017 20:00 — 22:15 Main scene
31 August 2017 20:00 — 22:30 Main scene
1 September 2017 20:00 — 22:30 Main scene
2 September 2017 12:00 — 13:00
20:00 — 22:30
Moscow parks
Main scene
3 September 2017 20:00 — 22:30 Main scene
Years of performances of the collective:
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