The Military Band of the 147th Motor Vehicle Base of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
Anton Mezentsev, Head of the Band.
The history of the band dates back to 1977 when Yuriy Saigashov was suggested to form a band on the basis of the Motor Vehicle Base of the General Staff. Twenty years later, in 1996, the band turned into an independent unit with Yakov Zinoviev as its head. Thus, another band affiliated with the motor vehicle base was established, again under the lead of Yuriy Saigashov.
From 2001 to 2008 Yuriy Kubishkin headed the band. Graduate of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, he transformed the group into the highly professional music and artistic ensemble. Later, from 2008 to 2011, the lead was passed to Andrey Nisenbaum, graduate of the Military Institute (of military conductors) of the Military University.
Since 2011 the Band of the 147th Motor Vehicle Base of the Russian Ministry of Defense is headed by Anton Mezentsev, graduate of the Military Institute (of military conductors) of the Military University.
The band features thirteen servicemen under the contract and seven conscripts.
It has the honor to be part of the Combined Military Band of the Moscow Garrison and annually take part in the Victory Parade on Red Square. Besides, it provides music accompaniment during solemn and official events.