December 2003

Marine, Japanese Bands Make Music, Friends

Volume 86, Issue 12

The III Marine Expeditionary Force band joined the Japanese Ground SelfDefense Force's 1 st Combined Brigade band for the Eighth Annual Friendship Through Music Concert in the Okinawa, Japan, Civic Center, Sept. 27.

The concert opened with the rendering of the American and Japanese national anthems before the III MEF band took the floor. The 1 st Combined Brigade Band followed. Then the two bands joined together to entertain the audience of Americans and Okinawans.

The III MEF band spent more than a month and a half preparing for the joint effort.

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