The Indian Naval Symphonic Orchestra comprising over 80 musicians performed for two days recently at a city auditorium. Over 3400 students and 1200 music lovers in the city had the opportunity to witness the four performances. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was the chief guest, while the band was conducted by lieutenant commander Manoj Sebastian.
“Naval band is just not the musical side of the Navy, rather it’s a matter of pride for the entire force. It is an honour to see them performing here today,” said Naval Officer In-Charge (NOIC), West Bengal, commodore Suprobho De.
The band was formed in 1945 with a handful of musicians. Since then the it has come a long way and at present regularly performs in other countries like international performances during the Queen’s Coronation in the UK, Expo-70 in Japan and the International Music Festival in France.
Source: Times of India