Back to listMar 22, 2009

SGI-Brazil Fife-and-Drum Corps Commended

200806x_br_imin_koteki.jpg SGI-Brazil young women's Nova Era Fife-and-Drum Corps

SGI-Brazil (BSGI) young women's Nova Era (New Age) Fife-and-Drum Corps received certificates of commendation from the legislative assembly of the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, and city assembly of Campo Grande, State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, respectively.

In celebration of the Nova Era Fife-and-Drum Corps' 20th anniversary in the BSGI's Campo Grande Region, both state and city assemblies passed resolutions commending the corps' contributions to spread a "culture of peace" through music.

The conferral took place on March 22, 2009, in Campo Grande City. The certificate of commendation states, "Nova Era Fife-and-Drum Corps aims to convey peace and hope to the people through music and cultivates a philosophy that teaches each person is able to contribute to building humanistic society based on culture and education."

[Adapted from an article in the April 10, 2009 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photo courtesy of SGI-Brazil]