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2018 Virginia International Tattoo:

Each year’s Tattoo is different, with new performers from across the globe, new themes of honor and patriotism, and new sights and sounds to amaze you. In 2018 we will have an extraordinary cast of hundreds of performers from 8 nations — including audience favorites such as Norway’s Band and Drill Team of His Majesty the King’s Guard, the brilliantly costumed dancers and drummers of the Republic of Korea Traditional Army Band, and new this year, Abu Dhabi Police Pipe Band, with their instruments and costumes reflecting centuries of tradition. As the centerpiece of the 2018 Virginia International Tattoo, we will offer a moving tribute to Medal of Honor recipients. The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

The 2018 Virginia International Tattoo will remember and celebrate those who have been awarded the Nation’s highest honor – The Congressional Medal of Honor. For the past 241 years, in conflict after conflict, the men and women of the United States Military have demonstrated and unmatched courage and devotion to duty. Among countless patriots, a select few stand alone whose bravery an actions in the direst of circumstances went Above and Beyond the Call of Duty. They are the most revered and select fraternity that the Nation has ever known, including 73 living recipients as of this posting. Join us as we tell stories of selflessness, courage, friendship and faithfulness against all odds with music, song, historic imagery … and possibly a special appearance by one of our living recipients. The 2018 Tattoo will remind us that as Americans, we ALL live in the company of heroes.

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Hundreds of Performers from Around the World!

Royal Band of the Belgian Air Force

Canadian Forces Base Trenton 8 Wing Pipes and Drums

New Zealand Academy of Highland & National Dancing

The Band and Drill Team of His Majesty the King’s Guard

New Ross & District Pipe Band

Traditional Army Band of the Republic of South Korea

Abu Dhabi Police Pipe Band

Granby High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps
Hampton Roads Police Color Guards
U.S. Army 3d Infantry Caisson
U.S. Army 3d Infantry Tomb Guard Platoon
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band
U.S. Marine Corps Band, Quantico
U.S Marine Corps FAST Company
U.S. Navy Fleet Forces Band
Virginia Children's Chorus
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Headquarters Supreme Allied Command Transformation Multi-National Ceremonial Detail, NATO

*Cast subject to change. As of 10.24.17