Quantcast

Skip to the content

2019 Performers


<b>30th Guard Brigade Drill Team</b><br>30th Guard Drill Team is unique in that they drill to a drum cadence. They were recently feature on Romanian Television as finalist on “Romania’s got Talent”

30th Guard Brigade Drill Team

30th Guard Drill Team is unique in that they drill to a drum cadence. They were recently feature on Romanian Television as finalist on “Romania’s got Talent”…

<b>4th Canadian Division Combined Band of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 48th Highlanders, and Royal Highland Fusiliers</b><br>

4th Canadian Division Combined Band of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 48th Highlanders, and Royal Highland Fusiliers

<b>Andrew Carlisle</b><br>Andrew Carlisle is originally from Ballygowan, Northern Ireland. He currently lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he holds the prestigious positions of Professor of Music and Director of Piping at Carnegie Mellon University. Andrew is in constant demand as a performer, instructor, and adjudicator throughout the world, having performed in over 20 countries across four continents. He is one of the world’s leading pipers and has won numerous awards including the Gillies Cup, the Cowal Highland Gathering, the U.S. Gold Medal, the United States Piping Foundation, three Macallan Trophies, two Gordon Duncan Memorial wins, and three All-Ireland titles at senior level. For 14 years, Andrew has been an active member of the world renowned Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band, sharing in the success of over 40 major championship wins, including seven Grade One World Championship victories. Andrew was Musical Director of the Virginia International Tattoo’s Massed Pipes and Drums for four years and now serves as a soloist, a Senior Arranger, and the Artistic Director of the VIT American Pipe Band Championship.

Andrew Carlisle

Andrew Carlisle is originally from Ballygowan, Northern Ireland. He currently lives and works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he holds the prestigious positions of Professor of Music and Director of Piping at Carnegie Mellon University...

<b>Canadian Forces Base Trenton 8 Wing Pipes and Drums</b><br>Formed in 1960, 8 Wing Pipes and Drums is a Regular Force Volunteer Band. Two full time regular force musicians form the foundation of the band’s command team and provide instruction, while the remainder of the band is comprised of volunteers from military units and outlying communities. In fact, most of the volunteers in the Pipes and Drums are civilians who dedicate their time to support the Canadian Armed Forces. Situated by the picturesque Bay of Quinte on Lake Ontario, 8 Wing is the air transport workhorse of the Royal Canadian Air Force and home to some 4300 personnel and their families.
Performing in a multitude of engagements each year including parades, ceremonies, festivals, and concerts, the band’s primary role is to provide musical support to 8 Wing and the local area. Since its inception, the band has also thrilled audiences from coast to coast and around the world.

Canadian Forces Base Trenton 8 Wing Pipes and Drums

Formed in 1960, 8 Wing Pipes and Drums is a Regular Force Volunteer Band. Two full time regular force musicians form the foundation of the band’s command team and provide instruction…

<b>Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums</b><br>With the onset of war in 1775, Virginia began to train an army to defend against a British invasion. Just as Virginia enlisted soldiers and stockpiled arms and ammunition, it also trained fifers and drummers to work with soldiers in the field. In the 18th century, fifers and drummers tended to be boys ages 10 to 18. Today, in modern Williamsburg, members of the Fifes and Drums are boys and girls ages 10 to 18. The Fifes and Drums appear in more than 700 performances each year.

Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums

With the onset of war in 1775, Virginia began to train an army to defend against a British invasion…

<b>French Army Signals Band</b><br>This military band has been in Rennes since the beginning of the 20th century. With the passing of years, it has become a professional band keeping traditions and military musical heritage while participating in its renewal. Proud of its location in Brittany, it really identifies with that region by using representative instruments such as the bagpipe and bombard. These traditional instruments enable it to include the major works of the Celtic heritage in its repertory. Bandmaster 1st class Sandra Ansanay-Alex is the first female commander of a French military band.

French Army Signals Band

This military band has been in Rennes since the beginning of the 20th century. With the passing of years, it has become a professional band keeping traditions and military musical heritage…

<b>Granby High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps</b><br>Since the unit’s commissioning in 1972, Cadets of “Comet Company” have strived to live up to the Navy’s core values of “Honor, Courage, and Commitment”, and has been designated as a Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors for the 2017-2018 school year. This identifies Granby as one of the top 20% of NJROTC units in the Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. area.

Granby High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps

Since the unit’s commissioning in 1972, Cadets of “Comet Company” have strived to live up to the Navy’s core values...

<b>Hampton Roads Police Color Guards</b><br>With a mission to protect and serve, members of the Chesapeake, Newport News, and Norfolk, Virginia Police Departments proudly represent their cities in a display of integrity and honor.

Hampton Roads Police Color Guards

With a mission to protect and serve, members of the Chesapeake, Newport News, and Norfolk, Virginia Police Departments proudly represent their cities in a display of integrity and honor…

<b>Headquarters Supreme Allied Command Transformation Multi-National Ceremonial Detail, NATO</b><br>The HQ SACT Multi-National Ceremonial Detail is comprised of active-duty Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) assigned to headquarters just outside Naval Base Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia. They represent the 29 nations which form the NATO Alliance. The Multi-National Ceremonial Detail is unique in that each NCO wears their traditional branch service dress uniform, conducts facing movements in accordance with national basic military training, and salutes his or her national flag per national protocol, all while marching as a cohesive military unit. Representing military branches including Army, Navy and Air Force, the group is led by a United States Marine Corps Sergeant assigned from the U.S. Marine Forces Command.

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

<b>Jordanian Armed Forces Combined Pipe Band</b><br>

Jordanian Armed Forces Combined Pipe Band

<b>Norfolk Public Schools All-City High School Chorus</b><br>Norfolk Public Schools Office of Music Education is proud to present the Norfolk Public Schools All-City High School Chorus in the Virginia International Tattoo. This is their fourth time appearing in the Tattoo. Director Danielle F. Roby, Senior Coordinator of Music Education, conducts this group of students, who have achieved high levels of excellence in both solo and ensemble performances throughout the year.

Norfolk Public Schools All-City High School Chorus

Norfolk Public Schools Office of Music Education is proud to present the Norfolk Public Schools All-City High School Chorus in the Virginia International Tattoo…

<b>OzScot Australia Highland Dancers</b><br>Based in Bathurst NSW and established in 2000, Australia's premier international Highland dance team showcases Highland dancers from all the states and regions of Australia. The dancers represent the Celtic community of Australia, promoting Australia, highland dancing and friendship. Because the team is selected from various parts of Australia, the first time the team works together is on arrival at the international event at which they are to perform. The dancers learn the choreography ahead of the event, and upon arrival at the venue, meet the other members of the team and work together to learn the formation and pattern work for the performance. This requires many hours of intense rehearsal and makes for a strong team spirit.

OzScot Australia Highland Dancers

Based in Bathurst NSW and established in 2000, Australia's premier international Highland dance team showcases Highland dancers from all the states and regions of Australia.

<b>Pipes and Drums of The Highlanders, 4th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland</b><br>The Pipes and Drums of The Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (4 SCOTS), are full time regular infantry soldiers first and foremost. They are employed within the Battalion Order of Battle (ORBAT) as Infantry Assault Pioneers and can be called upon to support the Battalion by completing tasks such as building field fortifications, minefield breaching, demolitions and the provision of fresh drinking water. In addition to their primary soldiering role, they represent the Battalion and wider Regiment all over the world as Pipers and Drummers. In recent years they have taken part in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tatto, performed for President Trump and played within Buckingham Palace and at Balmoral Castle for Her Majesty The Queen. On the competitive circuit the 4 SCOTS have enjoyed recent success by becoming Grade 3B UK and European Champions in 2017. Upon promotion to Grade 3A in 2018, the band achieved a top six placing at 4 of the Major Championships. Of particular note is that around half of the band members had never played an instrument before joining the Army, some only as recently as 2-3 years ago.  The band prides themselves on having a progressive tuition system within the band and this complements the suite of courses available at the Army School of Bagpipe Music and Highland Drumming in Edinburgh.

Pipes and Drums of The Highlanders, 4th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland

The Pipes and Drums of The Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (4 SCOTS), are full time regular infantry soldiers first and foremost…

<b>Royal Canadian Air Force Pipes and Drums</b><br>The Royal Canadian Air Force Pipes and Drums (RCAFPD) was officially created October 7th 1949 and has the distinction of being the longest continuous serving Air Force Pipe Band in the Canadian Forces. Originally stationed at Air Station Rockcliffe, the band has undergone many name changes from Station Rockcliffe Pipes and Drums, CFB Ottawa Pipes and Drums, to the Air Command Pipes and Drums. The current name was officially sanctioned upon the return to the Royal designation for the entire Canadian Air Force. The Band has participated in many national and international performances over the years, including such events as President John F. Kennedy’s state visit, 1961; the World Fair in Seattle, 1962; Canadian Forces Centennial Tattoo, 1967; as well as the Memorial Service and Parade in New York City, April 2002, to honour the victims of September 11th. Each year, RCAF Pipes & Drums has the honour of playing the Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial, in recognition of all Canadian soldiers and veterans.

Royal Canadian Air Force Pipes and Drums

The Royal Canadian Air Force Pipes and Drums (RCAFPD) was officially created October 7th 1949 and has the distinction...

<b>Swiss Army Central Band</b><br>The Swiss Military Central Band and its drummers captivate audiences with their outstanding performances and professional shows, acting as a calling card for the Swiss Armed Forces at music festivals and tattoos around the world. The ensemble’s top drummers, whose highly professional drum pieces and ingenious show compositions fascinate audiences in Switzerland and abroad, are the perfect complement to the Swiss Military Central Band’s music programme.

Swiss Army Central Band

The Swiss Military Central Band and its drummers captivate audiences with their outstanding performances and professional shows…

<b>Tidewater Pipes and Drums</b><br>Formed in 1975 with pipers and drummers from across Hampton Roads, this band performs at a variety of events every year, including the Norfolk St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the Norfolk Grand Illumination Parade, and the annual “Symphony Under The Stars” concert. It also has had the honor of performing in many special events throughout its 36-year history, including the Virginia International Tattoo. A member of Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA), TP&D fields a successful Grade V band for competitions in the mid-Atlantic region.

Tidewater Pipes and Drums

Formed in 1975 with pipers and drummers from across Hampton Roads, this band performs at a variety of events every year…

<b>U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band</b><br>The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band has a rich history of inspiring hearts and minds, building and sustaining American patriotism, and enhancing esprit de corps in the United States Air Force. It was one of the original Army Air Corps bands, created in 1941 and assigned to Barksdale Field, Louisiana. In June 1946, after a short stay at Brooks Field, Texas, the band arrived at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, its current home. The USAF Heritage of America Band's exceptional musicianship has earned international critical acclaim and numerous honors, including eight Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards and five Air Force Organizational Excellence Awards. The USAF Heritage of America Band remains at the forefront of preserving and enriching America's musical heritage in the 21st century.

U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band

The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band has a rich history of inspiring hearts and minds…

<b>U.S. Army Drill Team</b><br>The U.S. Army Drill Team is a precision drill platoon with the primary mission of showcasing the U.S. Army both nationally and internationally through breathtaking routines with bayonet-tipped 1903 Springfield rifles. The U.S. Army Drill Team performs for military, government, non-profit, and civilian organizations, and through their daring and complex performances act as “good-will ambassadors” for the Army, supporting community relations and recruiting efforts on behalf of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the U.S. Army.

U.S. Army Drill Team

The U.S. Army Drill Team is a precision drill platoon with the primary mission of showcasing the U.S. Army both nationally and internationally through breathtaking routines with bayonet-tipped 1903 Springfield rifles…

<b>U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Herald Trumpets</b><br>Officially founded in 1959, the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets were formed to add splendor to official military ceremonies. Patterned after traditional British fanfare trumpet ensembles, the group now serves as the official fanfare ensemble to the President of the United States, and can often be seen lining the South Portico of the White House, as the President welcomes foreign ambassadors, royalty, and visiting heads of state. A performing element of The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” the ensemble has performed for countless events of national and international significance.

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Herald Trumpets

Officially founded in 1959, the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets were formed to add splendor to official military ceremonies…

<b>U.S. Marine Corps Band, Quantico</b><br>Established in 1918, the Quantico Marine Corps Band is one of the oldest professional musical ensembles in the Marine Corps. The band’s mission is to provide musical support that will encourage community relations, enhance troop morale, and promote the Marine Corps recruiting program through its demanding performance schedule. The band has performed at many events such as the Super Bowl XLI Pregame Show, the 9/11 Memorials at Carnegie Hall, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Columbus Day Parade in New York City, the Nationale Taptoe Military Tattoo in the Netherlands, and the Hamina Tattoo International Military Musical Festival in Hamina, Finland. The band has been an annual participant in the Virginia International Tattoo since 2003, entertaining audiences with classic to contemporary pieces each year.

U.S. Marine Corps Band, Quantico

Established in 1918, the Quantico Marine Corps Band is one of the oldest professional musical ensembles in the Marine Corps…

<b>U.S. Marine Corps FAST Company</b><br>The United States Marine Corps FAST Companies are comprised of over 300 Marines that provide rapidly-deployable, specially-trained expeditionary security, anti-terrorism, and quick reaction forces to the supported Geographic Combatant, Naval Component, or Installation Commander. FAST Companies, based in Yorktown, Virginia, have four permanently forward deployed elements in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Rota, Spain; Yokosuka, Japan; and Manama, Bahrain. These Companies can organize, embark, and deploy section- to Company-sized elements in support of their security and anti-terrorism mission.

U.S. Marine Corps FAST Company

The United States Marine Corps FAST Companies are comprised of over 300 Marines that provide rapidly-deployable, specially-trained expeditionary security…

<b>U.S. Navy Fleet Forces Band</b><br>U.S. Fleet Forces Band, known as

U.S. Navy Fleet Forces Band

U.S. Fleet Forces Band, known as "The Finest of the Fleet," is the musical representative for Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk, Virginia…

<b>Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus</b><br>This season marks the 29th anniversary of the Virginia Symphony Chorus, and its 22nd under the direction of Chorus Master Robert Shoup.  In addition to regular appearances with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the chorus has performed throughout the world in Prague, Vienna, Berlin, Leipzig, Munich, and Salzburg as well as the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  The Chorus has appeared twice at the Breckenridge Music Festival in Colorado, was an integral part of the 400th anniversary of Jamestown Celebration, and a key participant in several Virginia Arts Festival’s performances.

Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus

This season marks the 29th anniversary of the Virginia Symphony Chorus, and its 22nd under the direction of Chorus Master Robert Shoup…

<b>XV du Pacifique Rugby Team</b><br>The XV Pacific is a French national military selection composed of players from the French Pacific Islands (Polynesia, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna) engaged in the armed forces: Army, Navy, Air Force and Gendarmerie national, and in service in metropolitan units. The team meets several times a year in a different military unit each time for training sessions, official ceremonies, cultural and spiritual activities. The life of the XV Pacific is based on four fundamental pillars: development of the practice of rugby in armed forces as in civilian areas and the values common to this sport and the military; remembering the Oceanians who died for France, especially in honor of the soldiers of the Pacific Battalion; sharing of culture and ancestral traditions of Oceania with military comrades and French citizens; and reinforcing the cohesive link between generations of soldiers from the South Pacific islands who have served and who serve in mainland France.

XV du Pacifique Rugby Team

The XV Pacific is a French national military selection composed of players from the French Pacific Islands (Polynesia, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna) engaged in the armed forces…

Get Social with us!