The State of Qatar, represented by the Police Band, is taking part in the International Military Music Festival which is held in the Russian Federation from August 27 to September 5 with a wide international participation.
This participation will be the first for Qatar Police Band in the annual Festival which is held on Red Square in Moscow, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.
Qatar Police Band is scheduled to present a number of military musical performances, in addition to a silent weapon show accompanying musical performance and other distinguished participations.
The Qatar police band is headed by Lieutenant Mohammed Abdullah Alheidus and conducted by Lieutenant Fahad al-Yafei and Lieutenant Sultan al-Hamadi.
This band is the main music division of Qatar’s Ministry of Interior. By adjusting popular melodies to suit the military band orchestra, it has played a major role in protecting Qatar’s musical heritage and growing the country’s military band tradition.
The band was formed in 1950 and featured one section of the trumpet. Since then, the group has increased its volume to 218 musicians on copper, rhythmic and other instruments.
The band participates in all police and civil events and ceremonies in Qatar, including Qatar National Foundation Day and Qatar Sports Day.
The Spaskaya Tower International Military Band Festival is an annual military band event in Moscow.Among the participants are Russian and foreign military bands, folk groups, and foreign honorary guards. Since 2006, more than 40 countries have participated in the festival.
The festival is named after the world-famous Spaskaya Tower in the Moscow Kremlin, and the motto of this year’s event was confirmed to “revive tradition and preserve history.”