Indian Military Band To Perform At The Japanese Marching Festival


New Delhi: We all know that Indian Army knows no boundaries. After jolting the entire foe’s at the frontier, the force is all ready to conquer the magnanimous Japanese marching festival.

The Japanese Self Defence Forces (SDF) marching festival has been happening for the past 60 years, ever since their band came in form.

The band’s main activities comprise of concerts at the Tokyo metropolitan area, chamber music concerts, national tour concerts or promenade concerts.

This time, the Indian Military band will join them and is supposed to perform in front of 50,000 people.


All this will happen during the Prime Minister’s visit to Japan. According to the sources, the PM’s big agenda this time is to talk about expanding security cooperation.

The Indian contingent will have on board 32 Army bandsmen, 3 major officers, and 1 drum Major. “Our team will be there from November 8 to 14. The invite was extended by Japan,” said an officer from defence.

The band will perform at their main festival which will be held in Tokyo, around 11th- 13th November. “There are some dummy runs before that and the team has to get adjusted there,” the source added.

This is not the first time that an Indian contingent will perform in a foreign country. In May last year, 75 officers from the grenadier regiment marched at the Victory Day parade in Russia.

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