You are here

Festival of wind bands held in Minsk

Dozens of touching war compositions about one story.

The traditional festival of wind bands was held in Minsk on May 6, 2017 by Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ).

Songs lifted the soldiers’ spirit during the war, people died and won with them. May be for this reason a war song today has a special meaning for veterans and hopefully for the generation living under peaceful skies.

The festival started with a parade of wind bands in the square near the plant. A military orchestra, Minsk’s musical band, artist from Vileyka and Molodechno, and student as well. All of them interpreted war songs in their own ways.

Citizens:
It is touching. There aren’t many veterans left. This celebration still makes your heartbeat stop.

It is real pleasure to see such a concert at the end of your working day.

Fyodor Domotenko, Director General of OAO Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ trademark):
MTZ plant has been working nonstop for two months. Victory Day is a special celebration for our fathers, grandfathers, who fought for freedom. There is nothing surprising in us finding time and paying attention to the veterans.

Festival of wind bands held in Minsk