The Band of the Military University of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
Head of the Military University — Major General Igor Mishutkin.
Military Conductor — Major Filip Samonin.
The Military Band of the Military University was founded in 1995 on the basis of merging two higher educational institutions — the Humanitarian Academy of the Armed Forces and Military Academy of Economics, Finances and Law.
Over the 80 years period of its creative work the band was headed by the distinguished military conductors including Professor Major General I. Petrov. In different time periods in the band worked Professor A. Salagyan, Honored Worker of Art of the Russian Federation and member of the Russian Composer Union M. Protasov. The band is a diploma winner of the staff military bands of the Moscow Military District contest in the group for military academies’ bands.
Today the band with dignity and honor retains and augments the glorious traditions of its predecessors, plays an important role in the educational work of the Military University, annually participates in the military parades on Red Square dedicated to the Victory day in the Great Patriotic War and to the legendary parade, dedicated to the 7th of November 1941.
The band musicians always master their level of performance, update their musical repertoire and carry on large artistic activities as well as stage performances on the central venues of Moscow such as the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Central Academic Theatre of the Russian Army, cultural center of the Air Force of the Russian Federation.