As the synchronised rendition came alive

Bangaloreans witnessed a spellbinding performance by the Air Force band, which had a mix of popular and classic numbers

As the synchronised rendition came alive

in sync The band at its best. dh photos by Vishwanath Suverna

To savour both, they organised a performance by the Air Force band recently in Richard’s park a popular meeting place especially for the older residents of the locality.

The chief guest for the event was Air Vice Marshal Madhusudanan.
The Air Force Symphony Orchestra was formed in June 2002 and is housed at the Air Force station in Jalahalli.

There are 75 musicians who play a variety of instruments like brass, wood wind, reed, string, electronic and percussion instruments. The band has also performed in the Rashtrapati Bhavan and Thailand, France and Finland, to name a few.

The band members were perfectly attired and their rendition of the well chosen tunes  was superb. T he programme was a mix of popular and classic numbers like Emblazoned, Symphony No 40 by Mozart, Dil Hai Chota Sa from the movie Roja, Brazil by Vengaboys, a medley of ABBA songs, hit film song Mere Sapno Ki Rani and Bailamos culminating with Vande Mataram.

“We  try to put this show together at least once a year. It is a way to increase the fellowship among the residents and a form of entertainment for the senior citizens of the area,” said Joseph Meneaud, President of the association.

“I feel that it is nice that such events are being organised so that we can meet many people who stay here, ” said Viola Saldanha, a resident. Raymond, another resident said, “I have always enjoyed this kind of music and to listen to the Air Force band is a pleasure. The park is a good venue because it is central, calm and accessible to  people from all walks of life.”

The music attracted many passers-by and they gathered around the centre to listen to the band play their  music all evening.

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