Shimla, May 2 UNI | 3 months ago

Additional Chief Secretary Upma Chaudhary today said that tourists, visitors and residents of Shimla town will enjoy a memorable presentation by the Indian Army Symphony Band at the historic Ridge here on the evening of May 11.

Informing media here, she said this is a chain of events being celebrated throughout the year under 'Shimla Celebrates'.

She added that the Indian Army Symphony Band was formed in 1990 in New Delhi with bandsmen taken from all military bands of the Army to form a true representation of the entire nation in one band.

Ms Chaudhary said that in order to add variety to the music, Indian classical music instruments like santoor, sitar, jaltarang were also incorporated with the military band.

The Additional CS also said that the Indian Army Symphony band has the unique privilege of performing during the visits of various foreign dignitaries to India at the Rashtrapati Bhawan and during national level functions like Republic Day, Independence Day and Beating the Retreat ceremonies.

She said that impressive presentations of Army band could also be enjoyed at the Ridge on May 13, 15, 17 and 18 and added that renowned artists from Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, New Delhi will present Ballets Meera on May 23, Durga on May 24 and Karna on May 25.

(Posted on 02-05-2014)