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

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Years of performances
2013 — 2016

The Exemplary Band of the Armed Forces

Colonel Serguei Kostiuchenko, Head of the Band, Head of the Military Music Service of Belarus, Honored Artist Of The Republic Of Belarus.

Colonel Evgueny Dovzhik, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor.

The Band of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus was established in 1950 as a band of the headquarters of the Belarus Military District. It is the leading military music band of the country. It’ s main task is to educate national identity and instill spiritual values in the soldiers, support high morale and martial spirit, while promoting productions of international music culture.

The band’s repertoire numbers over 500 pieces by leading classical and contemporary composers. The band regularly performs in the Central Officers’ Club, guards’ and soldiers’ clubs, participates in radio and television programs, regularly goes on tour around the country and abroad. It is also a regular participant of military parades, festive marches and other social and cultural events.

The Belarus military band is especially popular among admirers for its open-air training grounds concerts with solo, ensemble and orchestra performances, which are more typical for concert halls.

The Honor Guard of the Armed Forces

Senior Lieutenant Vladislav Shepelevich, the Honor Guard Commander.

The Honor Guard of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus was formed in 1995 to support the arrivals and departures of the heads of foreign states and governmental delegations. The Honor Guard represents the state and participates not only in state events and celebrations, but also in festive events held by other states: Russia, France, Venezuela, Poland, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and China.

The unit consists of 120 servicemen, who demonstrate synchronous arms drill with short rifles and sabres. These servicemen share their experience with foreign colleagues, continuously learning new ceremonial drills. That is why each and every performance is original.

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