On my trip to Vilnius last week I was wandering back from the Philharmonic Hall with a colleague when we heard the sound of a band playing.
We followed the sound of the music and found that in the square in front of the ROTUŠĖ (town hall) the Lithuanian Army Band were giving a performance (I think it was part of the celebrations for Lithuania holding the presidency of the EU).
The band marched into the square playing their instruments, beautifully together and looking extremely smart in their uniforms and great coats. But then came the really impressive bit when they began cross marching, splitting into sections, going around in circles and many more demanding and intricate marching routines.
Although male dominated the band did have two female members. (feminism is alive and well in Lithuania……..I think!).
Their repertoire was very broad and their musicianship exceptional. Very soon quite a…
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