SGI-Panama Youth Participate in Independence Celebration Parade
On November 3, 2008, SGI-Panama’s musical band and fife-and-drum corps, Banda Musical Gloria, marched in a parade in Panama City, celebrating the 105th anniversary of the Republic of Panama's independence. Panama's Ministry of Education sponsored the annual parade. Some 64 band members performed many songs, including Marcha Panama. This was Banda Musical Gloria's second time participating in the parade. They first marched in 2003.
[Adapted from an article in the December 11, 2008 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]