20 Feb 2020 18:58 IST

Indian Naval Band performs at IIM Trichy

The Band played 12 songs and described each instrument used such as piccolo, xylophone and saxophone

Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli (IIM Trichy) was host to the Indian Naval Band on February 19. The origin of this ensemble dates back to 1945, when it was formed with a couple of naval musicians. Over the years, it has come a long way since those relatively humble beginnings, acquiring national and global renown as it regaled audiences across the country, and around the globe — especially during the overseas deployments of Indian Naval warships.

The Naval Musicians, known as unofficial ambassadors of the country, are trained in using the finest instruments. The band plays versatile musical genres that range from western classical pieces to Hindustani classical. Under the baton of Commander Satish K Champion, Licentiate in Military Music Examination, and currently the Principal conductor of this ensemble, the Band relates closely to its audience, making every effort to incorporate different forms and textures of music.

The event commenced with a welcome address by Commander Satish K Champion, where he introduced the band. He mentioned that this band performs at the India Gate during Republic Day parade and performs at Independence Day ceremony at Red Fort, New Delhi.

Commander Satish K Champion orchestrated the band to the tunes of rock music, Shrek movie theme song, a song from Bollywood, Michel Jackson’s song and James Bond theme music. The band played 12 songs and explained each instrument used such as piccolo, flute, xylophone and saxophone.