Band Profile

Formed in 1961, the Yamaha Symphonic Band continues its activities through to the present day, comprised of amateur musicians from the Yamaha Corporation.

The main activities of the band include its yearly concert and pops concert. The band commissions a new song every year which it adds to its repertoire of approximately 50 specially-commissioned symphonic band pieces.

Yamaha symphonic band The 43rd annual concert
A member's working hours.

Recently the band has been active internationally at such events as the Midwest Band Clinic, a performance in Korea, and a concert commemorating 80 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Canada.

It consistently takes the gold medal at the "All Japan Symphonic Band Contest", Japan's premier Symphonic Band competition. To date, the band has won 28 medals across all divisions of the contest. In recognition of the band's many years of activity, the Shizuoka Board of Education awarded it the "1995 Shizuoka Prefecture Cultural Award".

Prade at Hamamatsu Festival
Prade at Hamamatsu Festival
Rehearsal room
Rehearsal room
Workshop for school bands in Hamamatsu
Workshop for school bands in Hamamatsu

Honorary conductors

Genkichi Harada ( First Resident Conductor)
Ken-ichi Watabe (Third Resident Conductor)

Toshiaki Morita (Second Resident Conductor)
Tetsuya Kawahara (Fourth Resident Conductor)