BANDUNG-Locomotive Marching Band assisted by Corporate Social Responsibility Unit of PT Kereta Api Indonesia (Persero) is believed to perform in the commemoration of Indonesia Republic's 72nd anniversary at State Palace.
The success of Locomotive MB won the title of General Champion of GPMB XXXII Division in 2016 and brought the permanent and rotating trophy of Indonesia Republic President, made the Indonesian Band Drum Association (PDBI) recommended to perform at the ceremony commemorating the 72nd anniversary of Indonesian Independence at the State Palace on Thursday, 17 August 2017.
Locomotive MB was given the chance to become a closing performer at an art performance session before an afternoon heritage flag down ceremony at the State Palace. On that occasion, It came up with the theme of "The Land of Sunda Wave", bringing four local songs namely Panon Hideung, Tokecang, Manuk Dadali, and Pileuleuyan in the presence of President and Vice President, ministers, ambassadors of friendly countries, and guests of the Palace .
Director of PT KAI Edi Sukmoro along with the ranks were also present accompanied this marching band.
Various preparations previously have been made by Locomotive MB team and official in order to provide excellent performance. A total of 115 players, four coaches, 16 crew members, and five board members have been preparing since a month ago. Approaching the day of H, morning-to-night intensive training was conducted at the Stock Warehouse PT KAI Sukabumi Street No. 20 Bandung.
In addition, the preparation of the musical aspect was made, ranging from arranging songs to the addition of musical instruments in order to look more maximal. The Locomotive MB team has also prepared choreography, visuals and costumes tailored to the theme of the show this time.
"This is indeed a proud achievement of the Locomotive Marching Band that has been our target since 1990. We hope the opportunity to perform at Istana Negara this time can be a starting point for Locomotive MB can re-incised prestigious achievements in the future," said President Director of PT KAI, Edi Sukmoro.
Locomotive MB is a marching band built by KAI consisting of employees and non-servants who want to channel their talents in the field of art. Locomotive MB had a vacuum from 1997 until 2008. Start 2008 Locomotive MB back in active until now. Various championships have been followed and many awards have been achieved. The peak at GPMB XXXII 2016 Locomotive MB managed to become the overall champion after winning the champions from various categories that is contested. Jo