Fanfara Alpina Tridentina “
C. M. Andrea Morandi”
First Lieutenant Donato Tempesta, Music Director of the Band.
Since its foundation in 2000, the band has performed in many cities of Northern and Central Italy. Besides traditional marches of Alpine Troops the group’s repertoire features classical and contemporary popular music pieces.
The band is the heir of glorious traditions of the famous Tridentina Brigade Band that along its history performed both throughout Italy and abroad, taking part in broadcasts on Italian National TV, international music festivals (in Passau — 1979 and 1986, Mönchengladbach — 1986, Stuttgart — 1987, Mannheim — 1996, Mons — 1998, Berlin — 1999) as well as at the Football World Championship in Italy in 1990. The army band was dissolved in 1999. But a year later, on May 1, former musicians of the decommissioned group decided to reunite, forming the present Fanfara Alpina Tridentina under the lead of First Lieutenant Donato Tempesta. The Fanfara is dedicated to the memory of Major Corporal Andrea Morandi, who died prematurely in a car accident in 1998.
Fanfara Alpina Tridentina is part of the National Alpini Association featuring 350 000 members from the Alpine Troops, both in regular service and on permanent leave.
Fanfara Alpina Tridentina is completely made up of retired military personnel who have served in the Alpine Troops. They come from different regions of Northern Italy, mainly Lombardy and
Fanfara Alpina Tridentina will be among the debutants of the 2019 Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival.