Military Band of the Ministry of Defence of Mexico
Captain 1st Rank Israel Jimenez Segovia, Head of the Band.
Since the inception the group has changed its name several times. In 1889, with General Porfirio Diaz as President of Mexico, the ensemble was known as the Music Band of the Supreme Power and led by Maestro Encarnación Payen. In 1910 following the Mexican Revolution all military bands seized their activities. Later, in 1929, four new military music groups were formed under command of the Army and Navy General Staffs.
The Military Band of the Mexican Armed Forces enjoys huge popularity both at home and abroad. Keeping its history from 1889, the ensemble is a regular participant of different international festivals and fora. Musicians have already performed at the Saumur International Festival of Military Bands (France) and TATTOO MILITAR CHILE in Santiago (Chile). Russian audiences had the honors to meet the band back at the 2015 Spasskaya Tower Festival run. Back then the ensemble went under the name the Representative Music Band of the Mexican Armed Forces.
In 2015 the group recorded two CDs.