Republic of China Air Force Military Band
The Air Force Band, which founded in 1935, is one of the most important bands of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Besides participating in many important national festivals and missions of military rites, the Air Force Band has improved its ability of performing music by holding public concerts in order to propagate the music of arts to the public and to increase the chance of communication between soldiers and civilians. The Air Force Band has been invited to perfrom concerts by varied concert halls in Taiwan and received warm response.
Through the cultivation of previous high officials and seniors, the Air Force Band has overcome the stereotype of performing marches solely and interpreted diversified music styles of full maturity. By encouraging the members of the band, varied ensembles have been formed to meet the needs of different missions to create the distillation of transformation and integration which follows new trends of the age.
It is a great honor for us to join “Musikschau der nationen 2009”. The Air Force Band, consisting of 50 members, features a variety of eastern music with lion dance accompaniment to show positive, passionate, brave and perseverance of Taiwanese. We hope that it can acquire the audience’s communication and acknowledgment one another by different styles of eastern and western music through this meaningful international charity activity.