Subject: Travel Pool Report No. 1
Air Force One touched down at Stockholm Arlanda International Airport in Stockholm, Sweden, at 10:00 a.m. local, concluding President Obama’s uneventful overnight flight from Andrews. There were no briefings on the flight.
As President Obama walked down the steps of AF1 about 10:15 a.m., a marching band played a song in his honor. He stopped to greet several dignitaries, names to come. At 10:22 a.m., the motorcade was rolling to the Grand Hotel.
Here is background from the embassy about the bands:
The Royal Life Guards: Honorary Guard and Colour Guard
The two Guards’ units consist of Grenadiers and an Honorary Guard. They are dressed in the Royal Svea Life Guard uniform from 1886, with helmet with plume and epaulettes. The Grenadiers is the most prestigious ceremonial unit of the Swedish Armed Forces. The Grenadiers only perform at special occasions like State Visits, Foreign Ambassadors’ introduction to the King, and the Opening of Parliament.
The Band of the Royal Swedish Army
The Band of the Royal Swedish Army proudly carries the traditions of the Stockholm based guard bands. The band mainly performs at state ceremonials, but also within the defense forces, and at open concerts well visited by the public.
The Anthem is Under blagul fana (Under a Blue and Yellow Flag) by Viktor Widkvist.
The Banner Guard and Guard of Honor is a combined calvary/infantry regiment of the Swedish Army.
The Washington Post