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Koteki Band Form Baton

In 1961, three years before the first Olympic Games in Asia, "From a single whistle, Music for everyone!" The Koteki Band was founded with this aim in mind.

Many people from all walks of life supported the band, and generous support was given to our group. The difficult task at the time of getting each child their own instrument was overcome, and the Koteki Band has contributed to the healthy development of young people through musical activities.

The Koteki Baton & Form Baton was launched. This was almost 60 years ago.

In drum and fife playing and baton twirling, in addition to the enjoyment of playing music together, we have tried to value human connections and we have tried to train our minds and bodies.

We wish to share our open and candid minds with more people at live performances or parades. Since then, our activities have been expanding towards a variable field, including domestic and overseas national events, official sports, and appearance on TVs.

In 2004, the Koteki Band got approval as formal certification of the nonprofit organization "Zen Nihon Koteki Band Form Baton Association."

Teruko SHINTAKU
Zen Nihon Koteki Band Form Baton Association