The Band of the People’s Liberation Army of China
Senior Colonel Zhang Haifeng, Head and General Conductor of the Band.
Senior Colonel Liu Xinbo, Conductor of the Band.
The Band of the People’s Liberation Army was established in 1947. Since 1952 their headquarters has been in Beijing. The group features a symphonic band, a wind band, a music studio and a group of wind music instructors.
The band reports to the Chief Political Department of the Military Council of the Central Committee of the CPC. Throughout its long history the Band of the People’s Liberation Army has been the chief ceremonial music ensemble of China, a reference for all other military music groups of the country. The band has the honorable duty of covering all major state events featuring official ceremonies of meeting heads of states, governments and armed forces.
Thus, the band has been part of more than seven thousands of important state, cultural and sport events, including the National People’s Congresses, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conferences, the celebrations dedicated to the sovereignty restoration of China over Hong Kong and Macao, the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and 2010 Shanghai Expo.
The group continuously tours around the country performing for the Chinese Armed Forces. It has staged more than six thousand concerts so far. On top of this, the band successfully represents China abroad. It has already performed for the audiences in Russia, Kazakhstan, DPR of Korea, Vietnam, France, Germany, Great Britain, the USA, etc.
In 2015 the Band of the People’s Liberation Army of China took part in the Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival.