SGI-Brazil Brass Band Wins National Competition



SGI Brazil Brass BandTaiyo Brass Band members celebrate their victory

On December 13, the SGI-Brazil (BSGI) young men’s Taiyo (Sun) Brass Band won the Concert Band category of the 22nd All-Brazil Brass Band Contest. The two-day competition took place in Barra Mansa city in Rio de Janeiro State.

Brazil brass band national dayCelebrating Independence Day 2014 in São José do Rio Preto

The Taiyo Brass Band and the BSGI young women’s Nova Era (New Era) Fife-and-Drum Corps regularly take part in community events, including celebrations such as those recently held throughout the country on September 7, 2014, to mark Independence Day.

[Adapted from articles in the September 13 and December 27, 2014, issues of Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photos courtesy of SGI-Brazil]

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