Egyptian Military Symphonic Band
Brigadier General Wael Ali El Desouky, Head of the Military Band Service of Egypt
Senior Lieutenant Elmsery Ayman Saber Mahmoud, Head of the Band
The history of the Egyptian Military Band Service goes back to 1838, when the first military wind and drum school in Egypt was founded. Back then, the majority of professors were French. In 1902, in order to supervise the training of musical groups and parade units of the royal palace, the Military Musical Service was established.
Formed in 1957, the Egyptian Symphonic Military Band has always featured the country’s best musicians. The ensemble immediately started taking part in different international competitions and festivals, managing to secure a plethora of wins. From 1960 to 1966, the band became
It also took part in the Edinburgh Military Music Festival in 1995, the Berlin Military Music Festival in 2002, the Bremen Military Music Festival in 2004, and others.
The Egyptian Symphonic Military Band accompanies state official events and national celebrations. Its achievement record includes participation in such grand events as the transportation of the mummies of the pharaohs to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in El Fustat and the opening of the ancient alley of sphinxes in Luxor.
The band has participated in the Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival twice, in 2017 and 2019.