Janissary Band Works for tourism
The janissary band started by Fethiye Municipality three months ago makes some shows in the markets and districts which are preferred by the tourist mostly in order to accelerate the tourism season which is lower than the expectations. The shows which are going to continue during the tourism season aims to accelerate the tourism of the town.
When the economic depression in Europe was followed by the earthquake that occurred in the offshore waters of the Blue Lagoon, the high season in Fethiye was opened under the expectations. In order to attract the attention of the tourist to Fethiye, different methods are being tried. At the same time, Fethiye municipality took a very different step. The municipality plans to accelerate the tourism of the town with the janissary band that started three months ago and completed their education. Now they are assigned to the centres of touristic attraction. The band provides the guests with various shows in different parts of the town every evening.
Lately, the band became a focus of interest for the Turkish and foreign tourists in the Paspatur shopping centre with its show. The members of the band that makes a tour with their Ottoman costumes were welcomed with applauses. The tourists nearly competed to take photos; the band played the conquest songs as well as the tenth- year march of Republican period with their own interpretation.
The Dutch tourist Poll Rollman who came to Fethiye for a holiday said that the show was very nice and he had heard such music for the first time. Rollman stated that he came closer to the sound of music he heard from a distance and liked the type of music he listened for the first time.