The Royal Opera House Muscat’s spectacular annual military music concert continues to be the most popular event in the seasonal calendar, and this year will be no exception. For three nights running, during the first weekend in November, thousands of men and women of Omani and foreign bands will march in stunning formation playing classic military music.
The three-day Omani Military Music Festival began at Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) courtyard on 7th of November. The festival was inaugurated by His Highness Sayyid Shabib bin Taimour al Said, Adviser to His Majesty the Sultan for Environmental Affairs. The festival is part of the Sultanate’s celebration of the Glorious National Day under the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
This three-day show will feature around 1,000 musicians from various military units. The team is led by Brigadier Ramis bin Jam’aan al Awairah, Director-General of Music at the Royal Guard of Oman and coordinator of the military teams in the Sultanate. The participating teams are the Royal Guard of Oman, the Royal Army of Oman, the Royal Air Force of Oman, the Royal Navy of Oman, the Royal Oman Police Band along with the Royal Cavalry, the Royal Camel Corps Music Band, the Scout Band and the RGO Military Woman Infantry Team. These teams will stage different formations and musical performances. Besides the honour Guards of the Austrian Armed Forces, the Austrian Waltz Dance Ensemble, the famous Police Orchestra of the Ministry of the Interior of  the Slovak Republic and the amazing Slovak Folklore Dance Ensemble “Klnka” will also perform orchestral,military and folk music at the festival.