Asian Marching Band Confederation

Jember, Indonesia – September 21, 2023 – The Asian Marching Band Confederation (AMBC) successfully conducted its Annual Board Meeting in Jember, Indonesia, on September 20-21, 2023. The event brought together 50 participants representing 18 countries from across Asia, reaffirming the AMBC’s commitment to fostering collaboration and development within the marching band community.

The AMBC Annual Board Meeting serves as a pivotal gathering for key stakeholders, including representatives from marching band organizations, event organizers, and individuals passionate about the marching band culture. The two-day meeting provided a platform for lively discussions, idea sharing, and strategic planning aimed at advancing the marching band art form throughout the region.

Distinguished delegates from Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, China, Japan, Taiwan, Maldives, South Korea, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, India, and Iran graced the occasion, contributing their insights and expertise to shape the future of marching band activities in Asia.

The meeting agenda covered a wide range of important topics, including:

  • Enhancing cooperation among member countries to promote cultural exchange and friendship through marching band events.
  • Reviewing and refining the AMBC Judging System to ensure fairness, transparency, and consistency in competition evaluations.
  • Exploring opportunities for educational programs, workshops, and seminars to develop the skills and knowledge of marching band participants.
  • Discussing strategies to expand the AMBC’s network and partnerships, fostering stronger connections with other international marching band organizations.
  • Addressing logistical and operational considerations for upcoming AMBC-sanctioned events and competitions.

The AMBC Annual Board Meeting concluded with a renewed commitment to advancing the marching band art form in Asia and promoting unity and collaboration among member countries. The participants expressed their gratitude to the organizers in Jember, Indonesia, for their warm hospitality and impeccable arrangements that contributed to the meeting’s success.

As the AMBC continues to grow and thrive, the Annual Board Meeting serves as a vital platform to shape the organization’s future initiatives and strengthen the collective efforts of marching band communities in Asia.


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