The Cadet Band of the Moscow Military Music College named after Lieutenant General Valery Khalilov
Aleksandr Gerasimov, Artistic Director, Head of the Moscow Military Music College, Honored Artist of Russia.
Senior instructor Mikhail Melnik and instructor Kirill Cherchik, Conductors of the Band.
The history of the college dates back to 1937. In 1956 the school got the name of the Moscow Suvorov Military Music College. Since then its students have been referred to as the Suvorov cadets.
Over its 80 years of history the college has brought up several generations of bright and
In 2016 the Moscow Military Music College was named after great Russian military conductor Lieutenant General Valery Khalilov, graduate of the college and People’s Artist of Russia.
The Cadet Band performs at the leading concert venues across the country, including the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Moscow International House of Music and the State Kremlin Palace.
The band’s repertoire is very versatile featuring traditional military marches and classical compositions as well as jazz and popular music pieces by Russian and foreign authors.
Nowadays the cadet musicians show their great music talent and skills not only in Russia but all around Europe. Hence, since 1998 the band has been travelling to Switzerland to take part in the Suvorov Days Festival honouring Suvorov army crossing the Alps.
Young musicians usually take part in major state official events and military ceremonies, as well as international military music festivals featuring Tattoo on Stage (Switzerland, Sevastopol Military Tattoo, Ode to Peace Moscow International Wind Music Festival, Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival, Amur Waves International Military Music Festival and many others.
Since 1940 the drummer unit of the band has had the honor of opening the Victory Parade on Red Square.