As part of the events orchestrated by the IDF in honor of Israel's 60th birthday, the army has invited various leading military bands to take part in a festive march.
Bands representing the US Military, the British, French, Dutch and Russian armed forces, as well as the Romanian, Brazilian, Polish and German armies have confirmed their attendance.
The US Military will be sending its Air Force Band, which represents the States in events all over Europe. The UK will be sending the Royal Division's Orchestra – just one of the British army's 23 bands, which heads every one of the UK's Ground Forces' events.
The Royal Division's Orchestra (Photo courtesy of the IDF)
Germany will also be sending its Air Force Band, as will Holland. Romania will be sending its Regiment Guards Band – which was formed by the Romanian king in 1860; Brazil will be sending its Marines Band – which includes 130 musicians, and Poland will be sending the Navy Orchestra, which has been playing since 1920.
The march's main event will be held in Haifa, as the bands will perform an array of familiar compositions, as well as the Israeli anthem of Hatikva and the IDF March theme.