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The President’s Band

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Years of performances
2007 — 2017

The President’s Band of the Service of Moscow Kremlin’s Commandant of the Federal Guard Service of the Russian Federation

Colonel Vera Krylova, Head of the Band.

Colonel Evgeny Nikitin, Conductor of the Band, Honored Artist of Russia.

The President’s Band of the Moscow Kremlin Commandant Service of the Russian Federation, established in 1938, is the main band that plays at official ceremonies and receptions when high-ranking officials are invited, including heads of states, governments and diplomatic delegations.

In autumn 2004, the tradition of holding the ceremonial guard and horse guard mounting of the President’s Regiment was revived. Aside from mandatory elements of guard mounting, a dress parade and marching in review, the ceremony includes a demonstration of arms drill and elements of «cavalry carousel» to the accompaniment of historical Russian military music performed by the President’s Band.

The band plays a large number of concerts, including abroad, performing at prestigious venues and major international festivals. In addition to the wind orchestra, the band also includes a symphonic orchestra and a symphonic pops orchestra, making it possible to broaden the repertoire from classical and folk music to rock compositions. The band cooperates with Russian and foreign celebrities, such as Alexandra Pakhmutova, Iosif Kobzon, Aria rock band, Djivan Gasparyan, Andrea Bocelli, Ken Hensley, as well as the legendary Scorpions.

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