The Central Band of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force in Moscow. Spasskaya tower international military music festival 2019. Performances in parks and squares of Moscow. Red Presnya Park.
Venue: The Floating Stage on the Krasnogvardeiskiy Pond.
Moscow youth and bass drummer.
Moscow youth and Colonel (Captain) Takahiro Higuchi (the head of the Central music band).
Moscow youth and lead singer Matsunaga Michiko.
Before the concert.
Girl with the bassoon.
Rank of Ground Self-Defense Force and Maritime Self-Defense Force color of uniform.
The Floating Stage on the Krasnogvardeiskiy Pond.
Master sergeant with clarinet.
Infantry Master sergeant in Maritime Self-Defense Force color of uniform.
Trombonist in the park.
Colombian young couple with flag of Colombia.
Belgian soccer fans chanting.
Brazilian football enthusiast in fancy headdress.
Serbian football enthusiast in army side cap.
Brazilian family of football fans.
Serbian and Brazilian football fans.
Japanese soccer enthusiasts.
Spanish guys. Red ushankas.
Russian sport girls. Slim athletic figure.
Young couple from Brazil.
Football fans from Spain and Russia.
Danish support for the football team.
Russian beauty fans.
Here with a special report is a beautiful blonde.
People in blue hats. French.
Brazilians in yellow.
Colombian fans in fancy dress.
English football fan in the national coloring.
Football enthusiast from Japan.
Dad and daughter are fans of the football team of England.
Football enthusiast from Poland.
Fans of the Spanish team.
Serbian football fan in Moscow.
Russian girl coloring a guy from Brazil.
Girl on stilts.
Serbian football enthusiast in a military cap.
Serbian, mexican and brazilian football fans in Moscow.
Brazil fan. «I need ticket».
FIFA official programme sellers and Brazilian football fans.
Spanish football fans in the Moscow metro.
RAI iterviews tunisian football fan girl.
Danish fan in fancy wear.
Belgian fan in fancy wear.
Tunisian fans nestled in the flags.
Belgian guys in fan attributes.
Danish guy with the danish flag.
Danish men go to a football match.
Football fans from Brazil, USA and Mexico.
Tricolores in fancy costume.
French football enthusiasts in Moscow.
Football enthusiasts from Denmark in Moscow.
Football enthusiasts from Colombia in Moscow.
Singing and dancing of football fans from Tunisia.
Football fans from Nicaragua and Colombia.
Egyptian football fan girl.
Belgians in war paint.
Swedish, Moroccan, Tunisian, Belgian and Brazilian football fans in one photo.
Belgian family in Moscow.
Belgian policemen on patrol in Moscow.
Mexican and German football enthusiasts in Moscow.
Mexican and German football fans in Moscow.
Argentine football fans on the street of Moscow.
Mexican football enthusiasts in Moscow Metro.
Peruvian and brazilian football enthusiasts in Moscow.
South korean football enthusiasts in Moscow.
A fan from Germany communicates with a fan from Mexico.
Mexican beauty and her team.
Football fans from Germany in Moscow Metro.
Mexicans in Moscow Metro.
Mom and baby from Mexico.
Football enthusiasts from Sweden in Moscow.
Japanese football enthusiasts.
Polish football enthusiasts in Moscow metro.
Swedish football enthusiasts in Moscow.
Swiss football enthusiasts in Moscow.
Iranian football enthusiasts in Russia.
Colombian football enthusiasts in Russia.
Belgian football fans in Moscow.
Trailer of Organization center of road traffic for FIFA fan fest.
A halt to the Argentine football fans on the lawn in Moscow.
Football fans from Switzerland, Brazil and Argentina.
THE CENTRAL BAND OF THE JAPAN GROUND SELF-DEFENSE FORCE
Colonel Higuti Takahiro, Head of the Band.
The Central Band of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) was founded in 1951 as the Band of the National Police Reserve, the predecessor of the JGSDF. It’s been over 65 years that the band has been representing Japan on the global arena.
The band has covered more than 1400 official events with participation of prominent political and public figures from more than a hundred countries. In 2015 the Japanese Prime Minister acknowledged the work done by the band awarding it a special letter of gratitude.
The Central Band took part in cultural events of the 1964 Olympics held in Japan, performed at the Twenty-first Century Music Festival and Japan Band Clinic master classes. It is a permanent participant of Japanese traditional wind bands festivals and concerts of the capital district. It takes part in various celebrations dedicated to the Japan Self-Defense Forces usually held in Nihon Budokai Sports Center as well as in joint concerts of the ground, navy and air branches of the JSDF. The band has two CDs recorded. At the same time, musicians of the band teach their younger colleagues from the Ground Self-Defense Force and since 2015 serve as music instructors to the Defense Forces of Papua New Guinea, contributing to the international music exchanges.
While actively touring around Japan, the Central Band of the JGSDF has successfully been representing their country abroad. It participated in various international festivals in Korea (2002, 2004, 2011), Finland (2014) and Great Britain (Edinburgh, 2017). It staged performances together with the bands of the US Army and Marines, with the Staff Band of the German Armed Forces, performed at the Midwest Band Clinic Conference.
The Central Band of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force is the prize-winner of various national and international competitions:
— Fifty-fifth Arts Festival of the Japanese Ministry of Culture (2000, The Kings Go Forth CD);
— Eighteenth Award of the Japanese Wind Music Academic Association (2008);
— Fiftieth and Fifty-fifth Award of the Japanese Recording Academy for the best wind music album (2012, 2017, Best of March 2&3 CD);
— Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo for the best performance (2017).