The New York Tian Guo Marching Band was founded in 2005 in New York. “Tian Guo” means “celestial” in Chinese, and reflects the band’s spiritual origins. The Tian Guo Marching Band is comprised entirely of practitioners of the spiritual discipline known as Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong. The mission of the Tian Guo Marching Band is to present and promote the beauty of Falun Dafa, which is a traditional self-cultivation practice that abides by the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. Band members come from all ages, walks of life, and professions, and volunteer their time to bring the band’s special grand sound to cities and events around the world. The Tian Guo Marching Band plays original compositions such as "Falun Dafa is Great", as well as traditional American songs like "The Stars and Stripes Forever."


Wen-Wen Chou Taiwan-born conductor Wen-Wen Chou was invited to serve as the music director of Tian Guo Marching Band, New York in 2013. Under her guidance, the band successfully performed The Stars and Stripes Forever, a magnum opus of composer and March King John Philip Sousa, in the United State’s National Independence Day Parade on Constitution Ave. of Washington D.C.. The band also performed The Stars and Stripes Forever while marching across 42nd Street in New York City. Wen-Wen Chou also works with the band on new works and arrangement of Shen Yun composers, including Triumphant Return and The Sacred Song. Conducting career in the United States In 2010, Wen-Wen Chou traveled to the United States and served as the Conductor of the Shen Yun Performing Arts Orchestra, which performed in many major concert …