Presidential Band of the State Security Service of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The Presidential Band of the State Security Service of the Republic of Kazakhstan, formerly the Band of the Republican Guard of Kazakhstan, is a military music unit made for state ceremonies carried out by the State Security Service of Kazakhstan. The orchestra was formed in accordance with the Decree of the President of Kazakhstan in 1992 to provide the musical part of State, protocol, events and official celebrations. Until 1994, the it was called the exemplary orchestra of the Kazakh Armed Forces and from 1994 to 2014 was a part of the Republican Guard. In April 2014, when the State Security Service of Kazakhstan was created, the band was rebranded as the Presidential Band. The band has performed in countries of the CIS, as well as Great Britain, Italy, United States, Turkey, Austria, Belgium, Malaysia, Egypt, India, Bahrain, Greece and other countries.[1][2][3] The band's repertoire includes almost all the international anthems, military marches, folk music, pop music, and classical music foreign and Kazakh composers.[4][5][6] Colonel Talgat Berdigulov has been the bandmaster and senior military director since 2007.[7][8][9][10]

Presidential Band of the State Security Service of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Қазақстан Республикасы Мемлекеттік қауіпсіздік қызметінің Президенттік оркестрі
Qazaqstan Respýblıkasy Memlekettik qaýipsizdik qyzmetiniń Prezıdenttik orkestri
Президентский оркестр Службы государственной охраны Республики Казахстан
The banner of the Presidential Band.
Active1992 - present
Country Kazakhstan
BranchRepublican Guard (1992–2014)
State Security Service of Kazakhstan (2014-Present)
TypeMilitary Band
RolePublic Duties
Garrison/HQNur-Sultan
Colors     Steelblue
     White
Commanders
Current
commander
Colonel Talgat Berdigulov

Ensembles that belong to the band include the following:

  • Brass Band
  • Ceremonial Band
  • Symphonic Band
  • Folk and Dance ensembles

A member of the brass band carries a Lyre, which serves as the ceremonial symbol of the unit at official ceremonies.[11] The requirements for membership in the band include physical standards such as the ability fo run at least 1 mile. During an interview with Kazinform in August 2017, Tlek Ergaliev, the director of the band's brass group, stated that female bandsmen "must be beautiful and slim".[12][13]

Main repertoire

The Presidential Band's primary repertoire includes the following pieces of music:

  • Meniń Qazaqstanym (national anthem)
  • Presidential Fanfare
  • Slow March No. 1
  • Slow March No. 2
  • Slow March No. 3
  • Unknown Signal
  • Metropolitan March

See also

References

  1. "Президентский оркестр Службы государственной охраны Республики Казахстан". Retrieved 2017-11-20.
  2. "Универсальность и высокий профессионализм - Новости Казахстана - свежие, актуальные, последние новости об о всем". m.kazpravda.kz. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  3. "Президентский оркестр Службы государственной охраны Республики Казахстан принял участие в первом афинском военно-музыкальном фестивале "Амфиония"". sgork.gov.kz. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  4. "The President's Band includes a brass section, chamber music bands, song and folk dance ensembles. The repertory includes almost all the international hymns, marches, dancing music, classic music by the foreign and Kazakh composers".
  5. "The repertory consists of anthems of almost all countries of the world, marches, pop music, classical pieces of foreign and Kazakh composers".
  6. "The President's Band includes a brass section, chamber music bands, song and folk dance ensembles".
  7. "Since 2007, lieutenant colonel Talgat Berdigulov has been the Head of the President's Band of the Republican Guard".
  8. Administrator. "Оркестр и рота почетного караула Республиканской гвардии Казахстана - Проекты". president-concert.ru. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
  9. "www.publicnow.com/view/2FA2C0036D3000BFE92D8B9D6C8C12911BBA30A7?2017-04-22-06:31:00+01:00-xxx3231". publicnow.com. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  10. "Nursultan Nazarbayev attends Concert of Presidential Orchestra". kazinform.kzwww.inform.kz. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  11. https://24.kz/ru/news/top-news/item/349789-v-nur-sultane-gotovyatsya-k-vizitu-prezidenta-belarusi
  12. https://www.inform.kz/ru/prezidentskiy-orkestr-ot-voennyh-marshey-do-pesen-nursultana-nazarbaeva_a3019280
  13. http://lenta.inform.kz/cn/prezidentskiy-orkestr-ot-voennyh-marshey-do-pesen-nursultana-nazarbaeva_a3019280
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