The marching bands in India dressed in outlandish costumes of the British Raj is a common sight at all marriages where the bride or a groom is from India. ( The south India keeps itself assiduously away from such beautiful displays of connubial cornucopia).
The band members in these marriage bands learn a few tunes from "Come September" "Tequila" to Hindi Bollywood songs and for most parts are from traditional communities engaged for generations in the art of entertainment in India. It continues to be a profession of the poor who play at the goings on of the rich and the middle class.
At times, like the religious ceremonies requiring much music and display, the brass bands are again in play. This is in Pune where the Sangram Band leads a pageantry of the Ganesha idol being taken on a round in Narayen Peth.
Taken on September 1, 2011 at 4.27pm IST
Camera Nikon D300
Exposure 0.003 sec (1/320)
Focal Length 50 mm
ISO Speed 400
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash No Flash
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