Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, guided the concert of the Military Band of the KPA.
Put on the stage were such numbers as wind-instrument music “We Will Follow You Only”, “Song of the Korean People’s Army”, “Song of National Defence”, “Song of Coast Artillerymen”, “July 27 March” and “Ode to the Motherland”, wind-instrument music for the brasses “Victors”, clarinet quartet ” Soldiers’ Worthwhile Days” and foreign music “Waves of River Amur”.
Through its performance the band successfully represented the unshakable faith and will of the powerful revolutionary Paektusan army to uphold Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un as the unitary center of the unity and leadership and accomplish with arms the revolutionary cause of Juche started in Mt. Paektu.
It fully reflected the invincible spirit of the heroic KPA winning victory after victory, flying the red flag of the WPK as their foremost army colors with solemn yet cheerful melodies strong in appeal and high in militant spirit.
Kim Jong Un waved back to the cheers of the performers, congratulating them on their successful presentation.
He expressed great satisfaction over their revolutionary and militant concert. He highly praised the creators and musicians of the KPA military band, saying it gave him great strength in the new year.
Very good numbers were chosen for the concert and they were successfully arranged, he said, adding that they represented well wind-instrument music “Ode to the Motherland” as it impressively dealt with the noble idea of Kim Jong Il’s patriotism through exquisite artistic representation and rich sound, in particular.
He extended thanks to them for their successful presentation perfect in its ideological content and artistry and full of militant spirit. He promised to send the band musical instruments and vehicles necessary for its artistic creation and performing activities.
Saying revolutionary and militant military music is symbolic of the KPA, he noted that the band plays a great role in demonstrating the mental strength and spirit of the service personnel and establishing military climate in the KPA.
He underscored the need for the band to sing and play more loudly military music full of militant spirit so as to instill conviction of victory in the revolution and optimism, bitter hatred against the enemies and fighting will to wipe them out into all service personnel and people. He indicated tasks and ways for further developing the Korean-style military music.
He expressed belief and expectation that the creators and musicians of the band would as ever conduct creative and performing activities in a more revolutionary and militant manner, deeply aware of the honorable duties assigned to them by the party, and thus develop it into a world-class military band and dynamically encourage the service personnel and people in their all-out worthwhile advance toward a final victory in the drive for the building of a thriving socialist nation and a great battle for national reunification.
Among the audience were Choe Ryong Hae, Ri Yong Gil, Kim Su Gil, Ryom Chol Song, Choe Hwi, Hwang Pyong So and other senior officials of the party and the army.