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Marching Festival 2007 Takes Place

SDF drummers perform in the Nippon Budokan
SDF drummers perform in the Nippon Budokan
The SDF Marching Festival 2007 was held on November 16 and 17 in the Nippon Budokan, Tokyo. Taking part in the festival, which this time had the theme "the power of action to protect peace," were the marching bands of the Ground, Maritime, and Air Self-Defense Forces, the 302nd Security Company (Honor Guard), the SDF Drum Teams, and the National Defense Academy Honor Guard. The Republic of Korea Air Force Band and the Band of U.S. Army in Japan gave guest performances. Some 40,000 people enjoyed the six performances over the two-day period.