Banda dell’Arma dei Carabinieri

conductor Col. Massimo Martinelli

music by
Ludwig Van Beethoven, Vincenzo Bellini, Giuseppe Verdi, Ottorino Respighi, Paul Hindemith,
Ennio Morricone, John Williams

thanks to
Francesco Palermo, Carlo Serafini and Ravaioli Legnami

If the first stirrings of this extraordinary musical ensemble began in the years leading up to the Italian Risorgimento, the document that officially established it dates from 1862, in a newly unified Italy. The band’s evolution then followed the country’s history: from the first team of ‘trumpeter’, needed on battlefields as well as in parades, to the ceremonial ‘fanfares’, gradually enlarged and called ‘musica’, which then developed into a full ‘band’ contingent in 1910. According to the chronicles, the prestige of the band grew rapidly, both in Italy and abroad, thanks to its excellent performances. Quality has always been the hallmark and the pride of a “symphonic band that sounds like an orchestra”, whose vast repertoire, like that of a truly professional band, ranges from military marches to opera, symphonic music and songs, winning undying admiration and popularity.