Military music was originally a way of inspiring armies on the battlefield and accompanying marches and parades. Today, military music plays an important role during military ceremonies and national commemorations.
Military bands from across the world arrived to Moscow to take part in the International Military Music Festival “Spasskaya Tower-2016” which kicked off on August 28.
The annual military tattoo which is the 7th of its kind, has brought together 20 marching bands from 12 countries and the same number from Russia. The festival will showcase musical parades and national music in the presence of a crowd of more than 75 hundred people for over a week.