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14.–17.09.2017, Moscow, Russia

Grand Band Show

International Festival-contest of orchestras and ensembles Grand Band Show - RESULTS 2016

The festival was supported by the Brass Band Centre of the Russian Ministry of Culture, the International media center «Orchestra» and the Moscow State Pedagogical University.

During the four days of the festival, visitors were able to attend performances made by 26 groups of children, citizens and military from Russia and the CIS, as well as masterclasses led by Russian and foreign masters of the orchestral and instrumental genre.

Two of the masters were Joseph Chikota, the director of the WASBE Eastern-European branch (Hungary), and Laslo Maroshi, Doctor of Music, conductor, the professor at the Univerity of Florida (USA). 


A colorful parade of orchestras with choreographic performance was held on Sokolniki park’s alleys and open-air exhibition areas.


The “final accords” of the Festival-contest of orchestras and ensembles Grand Band Show were the show “Battle of orchestras” at the Sokolniki park’s central square and a record for the loudest brass orchestra setting.


Festival Targets

  • Developing domestic orchestral industry
  • Improving level of attractiveness of brass music among wide audience
  • Supporting creative activities of domestic orchestras and ensembles
  • Establishing contacts with international professional communities
  • Promoting of the brass music and orchestral industry among producers, concert agencies, event-agencies
  • Searching for manufacturers of musical instruments interested in endorsement
  • Facilitating the communications of the head of the domestic orchestral bands with manufacturers/distributors of musical instruments