Das Musikkorps Mitte (Middle Army Band) des Japanischen Heeres

Das Musikkorps Mitte (Middle Army Band) des Japanischen Heeres

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The Middle Army Band was established in January 1960 and assigned directly to the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s Middle Army Headquarters in Hyogo Prefecture. The Band performs more than one hundred concerts annually covering a large area consisting of twenty-one prefectures, including the Tokai, Hokuriku, Kinki, Chugoku, and Shikoku regions.
The Middle Army Band performs a wide range of concerts supporting the Japan Self-Defense Force’s ceremonies and events and performs for National functions. The band’s music inspires the soldiers and also earns the support of the general public. The Middle Army Band hosts many annual concerts throughout the year and regularly performs chamber music concerts, family concerts and participates in many local community events within their region of duty. The MA band also supports many of the local schools and their music programs by performing and mentoring young music students.
The Middle Army Band and its musicians honorably serve as Musical Ambassadors for Japan, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Forces and the Middle Army Headquarters.