Listed among the world’s best military ensembles, the Central Military Band of the Russian Ministry of Defense has proved to be the gold standard of a music band among the Russian Armed Forces, as well as the national heritage of Russia.
The band was established on September 27, 1927 following the order N516 issued by the Revolution Military Council of the USSR, and belonged within the People’s Commissariat for Military and Naval Affairs of the Soviet Union. This year the Central Military Band marks its 93d anniversary.
The ensemble never seized performing. Even during the Great Patriotic War the band’s brigades staged over 500 concerts on the battlefields and about 300 — onstage of various concert venues; 150 times it appeared on the
Military musicians frequently went straight to the battlefields, to the very front edge, to award units their Colors and state honors, as well as stage concerts. The band performed during