The Exemplary Band of the National Guard of the Republic of Kazakhstan Astana
The Exemplary Band is the leading music group of the National Guard of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Since its establishment in 1965, the military ensemble has provided music for military ceremonies in the capital and across the nation. Members of the band repeatedly performed at high profile events attended by the Head of the State - Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
In addition to military music, they perform a variety of genres including folk, classical and popular music. Much attention is given to the preparation of programs for concerts and performances, which makes their performances bright and colourful.
Members of the band repeatedly demonstrated their musicianship at various competitions and festivals of brass bands: “Fanfares of Kazan” in Kazan (2017), the International Brass Band Festival in St. Petersburg dedicated to the Day of Russia (2017), “Astana Samaly” and “Peace-Trumpet” in Astana (2013-2017). This list of event grounds where the band represented the National Guard of the Republic of Kazakhstan is far from exhaustive.
Every year since 2012, the National Guard of the Republic of Kazakhstan hosts the military musical festival “Әskeri Kernei” featuring guest bands from Russia, the People's Republic of China, Kirghizia and others, as well as military bands of the Republic of Kazakhstan, including the Exemplary Band of the National Guard of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which demonstrates a high level of musicianship.
In 2015, the Exemplary Band of the National Guard of the Republic of Kazakhstan was among the performers of the IV International Military Music Festival “Amur Waves”.