|The Coldstream Guards, a British military marching band, will visit Korea for the first time from Sept. 28-Oct. 8. / Courtesy of the British Embassy|
By Rachel Lee
The Coldstream Guards, a British military marching band that wears distinctive red tunics and bearskin hats, will visit Korea for the first time from Sept. 28-Oct. 8.
According to the British Embassy in Seoul, the visit is to strengthen links between the U.K. and Korea, and to show what modern Britain is about — a sharp, sophisticated country steeped in heritage and tradition.
"To have one of the most well-known and talented military bands in the world visiting Korea for the first time is extremely exciting," said British Ambassador to Korea Charles Hay.
"This will be a rare privilege for Koreans to experience the unrivalled quality of the Coldstream Guards. Our program will allow the band to meet and perform to as many Koreans as possible.
The band will play at venues across — in fact, it will be one of the first foreign bands to play at the Armed Forces Day.
The band will also play at the Ground Forces Day in Daejeon; public events at Dongdaemun Design Plaza, the Sinchon GREAT Britain Festival and the Seoul Hi Festival.
"Knowing how much Koreans love their music and style, I am sure the band will go down a storm," the ambassador said.
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