Monday, March 21, 2016

Monaco 2016
50th Anniversary Of The Orchestra Of The Palace Guards

ISSUE DATE: 16 March 2016
STAMP SIZE: 40.85 x 30 mm
PHOTO: Gaetan Luci © Palais Princier de Monaco

The Palace Guards have a band composed of twenty-six musicians. Created in 1966, it was originally known as the "Fanfare of the Palace Guards", but has since been renamed the "Orchestra of the Palace Guards". The band is an integral part of the unit, and its role is not limited solely to music. The musicians who make up the Orchestra also play a full part in all of the various services entrusted to the unit, and receive the same training as their fellow Guards. The Orchestra performs at official ceremonies, sporting events and public concerts.

Stamp images and description thanks to:
OETP - Office des Émissions de Timbres-Poste

OETP - Monaco Post