Taiwan’s Taoyuan Band Festival showcases passion for wind music

The city has invited local and international wind ensembles to perform at the festival

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(桃園管樂嘉年華, Facebook photo)

(桃園管樂嘉年華, Facebook photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 Taoyuan Band Festival will take place at Zhongzheng Park in Zhongli (中壢中正公園), and Yangming Park (桃園陽明運動公園) in Taoyuan City, on weekends from April 27 to May 11, Taoyuan's Department of Tourism said on Thursday (April 25).

The city has invited local and international wind ensembles to perform at the festival.

The festival has six performance themes: Brass Marathon, International Brass Night, Marching Band Parade, Taoyuan Elite Bands, Percussion vs. Brass Thematic Show, and Military Gala Concert. Each theme will showcase performances from different ensembles.

Brass Marathon will feature wind bands from Japan, South Korea, and Malaysia; while International Brass Night will feature Mnozil Brass and Taoyuan’s Con Bello Symphonic Band.

Marching Band Parade will feature a Malaysian band, whose stunning formation changes are highly anticipated. Taoyuan Elite Bands will gather four local ensembles for their performances.

Percussion vs. Brass Thematic Show will feature the LongTan Philharmonic Orchestra. Finally, the Military Gala Concert will present performances from military bands usually only seen at official celebrations and important ceremonies.

For a schedule of the 2019 Taoyuan Band Festival, please refer to the event’s website or Facebook account.

(桃園管樂嘉年華 Facebook photo)