Spasskaya Tower 2016
World's largest parade of military orchestras
From August 27 to September 4, 2016 Moscow’s Red Square
hosted the “Spasskaya Tower” International Military Music Festival.
Rosoboronexport was been traditionally general sponsor of the event. Spasskaya
Tower, the world's largest parade of military orchestras, is being held for the
In 2016, 20 best military bands from 12 countries of Europe and Asia, as well as
the International Scottish Highland Dance Team showed their skills by the Moscow
Kremlin walls. Honor Guard companies from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and
Mongolia presented their performances to guests while the Honor Cavalry Escort
of the Presidential Regiment and the Kremlin Riding School traditionally showed
the wonders of dressage.
The Spasskaya Tower to Children project hold a festival of children's brass
bands. Eleven children's groups from different cities and countries, a
competition of honor guards, concerts, interactive events, creative studios and
informative entertainments expected guests on a specially built platform.
75 thousand people watched the spectacular show from the stands mounted by the
Kremlin walls, while several million viewers saw performances on TV screens.
Some spectators attended the festival free of charge under a giveaway program.
All this and many other things became possible thanks to Rosoboronexport’s
“The music that sounds at the festival is a versatile tool of international
communication. Spasskaya Tower’s new traditions and dramatic events give birth
to beautiful feelings and inspire all those involved to make great deeds for the
sake of peace. Spectacularity, solemnity, beauty, elegance of the performances
of military bands and folk groups give each of us a strong positive emotional
charge, a boost to cooperate,” said Rosoboronexport CEO Anatoly Isaykin.
The Spasskaya Tower festival is held in accordance with the instruction of
Russian President Vladimir Putin under the auspices of the Public Council led by
Alexander Zhukov, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal
Assembly of the Russian Federation. The festival has been attended by more than
140 orchestras from 54 countries in the previous 8 years.