Air Force band performs at India Gate in Delhi

Written by: Nairita Das
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New Delhi, Dec.26 (ANI): The Indian Air Force Brass and Jazz band performed at the India Gate for general public here on Sunday.

The thirty-member band treated people with some of the soulful tunes ranging from 'Mozart's Symphony 40' to 'Ae Mere Watan Ke Logon', from 'Havana' to the sensational 'Waka Waka' and concluding with 'Vande Mataram'. esides the music, the Air Warrior Drill Team also performed during the show.

The first Air Force Band was raised in the year 1944 at the Royal Air Force Station, Kohat, in North Western Frontier Province.

As of now there are eight bands in the Indian Air Force. Progressing from the delightful martial music, successive conductors of the bands enhanced the range of its repertoire to include arrangements of symphonies, overtures and concertos and other forms of contemporary music including the Indian Classical. These bands have been performing at various ceremonies and official functions.

The Air Force Band is a member of the worldwide Military Music Society.

It has performed in India as well as abroad at like Bangkok, Finland, France, Italy, Kaula Lumpur International Tattoo, ILA Berlin Air Show, French National Day Celebration and recently on India's Independence Day Celebration at Dhaka, Bangladesh. (ANI)

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