Foreign military bands invited to 5th Nanchang Military Tattoo

Source
China Military
Editor
Huang Panyue
Time
2017-04-28

NANCHANG, April 28 (ChinaMil) -- Four foreign military bands from the United States, Russia, Italy and Canada will participate in the 5th Nanchang Military Tattoo in Nanchang, capital city of east China's Jiangxi Province, said Guo An, mayor of Nanchang City at a press briefing on Thursday.

The year of 2017 marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), also marks the 90th anniversary of the Aug. 1 Nanchang Uprising, an armed resistance led by the Chinese Communist forces on Aug. 1, 1927 in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, in order to counter the anti-communist purges by the Kuomintang (KMT, or Nationalist Party of China). Aug. 1, 1927 marked the birth of a new armed force independently led by the CPC.

So the Nanchang City is making preparations for 12 major events to commemorate the two anniversaries, including the Nanchang Military Tattoo.

Since 2006, Nanchang has hosted successfully four international military musical festivals, the 5th Nanchang Military Tattoo, which is planned to be held in Nanchang from September 25 to 29, Guo An said .

"At present, the Marine Band of United States Pacific Fleet (USPACFLT), the Russian Guards Army Military Band, the Italian Cavalry Drum Band, and the Canadian Bagpipe Band, have been confirmed to participate in the Nanchang Military Tattoo, and at the same time. negotiations with other foreign military bands are also underway," said Guo An.

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