It is my privilege and pleasure to introduce and welcome our new international website, with many thanks to our webmaster Nuno Miguel Silva for creating it. As the world’s leading military music appreciation organisation, we are always keen to share with others around the world our special interest in the splendour and traditions of military music, and this website is a major element in achieving that. I should perhaps add that it is in the process of being re-built and I am confident will be enhanced over the coming months.
Please surf the pages and absorb the different scenes and information of our many member countries. From these you will see that, despite constant economic challenges, military bands and their splendid music are alive and well, supporting a wide range of ceremonials and entertainment, as they have done in their unique way for hundreds of years.
Membership is open to anyone who shares our love of all that is great about the many aspects of military music, whether you are a musician or, like me, simply an enthusiast, and it is very inexpensive to join us - in most cases less than the cost of two CDs. We hope you will contact your national IMMS representative, or simply write to the International Chairman, to enrol as a member and receive our excellent ‘Band International’ magazine mailed to your home three times a year - and join our network of fellow members around the world.
International President, Auckland, New Zealand, August 2019
WELCOME TO IMMS!
What is IMMS?
The International Military Music Society is an organization for people who are interested in military bands, their music and history.
The aims of the Society are to encourage interest in all aspects of military, brass, concert, symphonic, percussion, pipe, choir and youth bands and wind ensembles of the world.
The society´s 1300 members come from 32 countries. Their activities cover a wide variety of interests ranging from history, instrumentation, uniforms, repertoire, conductors, recordings, military tattoos, films, videos and a myriad of other special projects or interests which all have their basis in the military bands of the world.
So whether you are a historian, a Cd collector or just someone who likes to listen to a stirring march then for a modest fee the IMMS has much to offer you.
The Society is open to any person.
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