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<b>The Anchor Sisters vocal trio specializes in 1940s swing and boogie woogie music made popular by groups like the Andrews Sisters and Boswell Sisters. The performers are members of the Navy’s official chorus, the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters, based in Washington, D.C.

The Anchor Sisters

The Anchor Sisters vocal trio specializes in 1940s swing and boogie woogie music made popular by groups like the Andrews Sisters and Boswell Sisters...

<b>Andy’s Tartan Army is a gathering of many of top solo pipers and drummers in the United States. Many have won national championships, as well as awards at international competitions. The majority are students and contemporaries of Senior Pipe Major Andrew Carlisle who has been with the Virginia International Tattoo for ten years.

Andy’s Tartan Army

Andy’s Tartan Army is a gathering of many of top solo pipers and drummers in the United States...

<b>The Appalachian Piping Academy, located in the Roanoke Valley, offers a high standard of instruction in Highland Piping and Drumming. Their instructors are committed to sharing the Celtic arts with the western region of Virginia.  ​

The Appalachian Piping Academy

The Appalachian Piping Academy, located in the Roanoke Valley, offers a high standard of instruction in Highland Piping and Drumming...

<b>The Camden County Emerald Society Pipes and Drums is comprised of active and retired police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and former U.S. military members. Formed in 1995 by Chapter 10 members of the Emerald Society in New Jersey, the band provides a solemn and dignified farewell to fallen first responders.

Camden County Emerald Society Pipes and Drums

The Camden County Emerald Society Pipes and Drums is comprised of active and retired police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and former U.S. military members...

<b>Wheel gymnastics is hard to describe but fun to watch. Originating in Germany in 1925, this sport is essentially gymnastics on a giant steel wheel. Expect precisely choreographed movements by costumed performers in enormous wheels. World Champion wheel competitor and performer Wolfgang Bientzle founder of Cirques Experience Chicago Wheel Jam, has made Chicago the North American center of wheel gymnastics.

Cirques Experience Chicago Wheel Jam

Wheel gymnastics is hard to describe but fun to watch. Originating in Germany in 1925, this sport is essentially gymnastics on a giant steel wheel...

<b>The Granby High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps was established in 1972, and has provided academic and leadership training to young men and women since.  Dedicated to the core values of honor, courage and commitment, the program strives to develop tomorrow’s leaders today. These young people act as flag bearers and present the enormous American Flag during the National Anthem.

Granby High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps

The Granby High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps was established in 1972, and has provided academic and leadership training to young men and women since...

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

<b>The Kilgore College Rangerettes, the first precision dance drill team in the world, has shared their “all-American image” since 1940. Wearing their traditional red, white, and blue uniform, the Rangerettes have shared their Texas spirit from coast-to-coast and border-to-border in the United States and on several world tours. Their practice routine is intense and the results are spectacular!

Kilgore College Rangerettes

The Kilgore College Rangerettes, the first precision dance drill team in the world, has shared their “all-American image” since 1940...

<b>The Old Dominion University Monarch Marching Band participates in all of the home football games and prides itself creating a new show for every football game.  It is rare for the band to play the same song more than once for halftime. The Virginia International Tattoo will be their only public performance this year.

Old Dominion University Monarch Drumline and Colorguard

The Old Dominion University Monarch Marching Band participates in all of the home football games and prides itself creating a new show for every football game...

<b>Old Dominion University Monarch Drumline and Flag Corps combines

Old Dominion University Monarch Drumline and Flag Corps

Old Dominion University Monarch Drumline and Flag Corps combines "big ten" and drum corps style marching with exciting drill. Tonal bass drums, intricate stick work, and precision flags guarantee an entertaining show...

<b>Formed in 1975 Tidewater Pipes and Drums has maintained a roster of active pipers and drummers from across Hampton Roads who perform in a variety of annual events. Their members continue to rise up the ranks in competition and their first performance wearing their new Virginia International Tattoo Hixon kilt will be at the 2021 Virginia International Tattoo!

Tidewater Pipes and Drums

Formed in 1975 Tidewater Pipes and Drums has maintained a roster of active pipers and drummers from across Hampton Roads who perform in a variety of annual events...

<b>The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team is sure to inspire with intricate drills using 11-pound fixed-bayonet M-1 Garand service rifles that can rotate at up to a velocity of 40 miles per hour mere inches from their bodies. The rifles and the bayonets are real!

U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team

The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team is sure to inspire with intricate drills using 11-pound fixed-bayonet M-1 Garand service rifles that can rotate at up to a velocity of 40 miles per hour mere inches from their bodies. The rifles and the bayonets are real!

<b>Posted at Joint Base Langley–Eustis in Newport News, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band supports the Commanding General’s strategic outreach initiatives. Dating back to the Revolutionary War, musicians have served a vital role in the Army by upholding tradition, entertaining our Soldiers, and serving as musical ambassadors of our nation. Today, the US Army is the oldest and largest employer of musicians in the world

U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band

Posted at Joint Base Langley–Eustis in Newport News, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band supports the Commanding General’s strategic outreach initiatives...

<b>Established in 1945, the U.S. Fleet Forces Band, known as The Finest of the Fleet, serves as the musical ambassador for Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, in Norfolk, Virginia. Comprised of 45 Navy musicians, the band performs more than 400 engagements annually and regularly deploys to Central and South America.

U.S. Fleet Forces Band

Established in 1945, the U.S. Fleet Forces Band, known as "The Finest of the Fleet," serves as the musical ambassador for Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, in Norfolk, Virginia...

<b>Established in 1978, the Marine Forces Reserve Band and is comprised of active duty Marines stationed aboard the Marine Corps Support Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana. Prepared to “Fight Tonight,” these Marines can be called upon to provide security, both domestically and overseas. The band performs in over 350 concerts, parades, and ceremonies before more than 8 million people annually and often leads Mardi Gras parades.

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve Band

Established in 1978, the Marine Forces Reserve Band and is comprised of active duty Marines stationed aboard the Marine Corps Support Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana...

<b>Since 1992, the Virginia Children’s Chorus (VCC) has been teaching children to sing with joy!  Believing that music is every child’s birthright, VCC is committed to training the voice and offering extraordinary concert opportunities.  Our mission is to develop: the child - cultivating each singer’s vocal talents and musicianship skills; the ensemble- performing beautiful choral music with feeling and artistry; and the community - commissioning new works for children’s choirs and sharing the life-affirming gifts of music with our region and the world.

Virginia Children’s Chorus

Since 1992, the Virginia Children’s Chorus (VCC) has been teaching children to sing with joy! Believing that music is every child’s birthright, VCC is committed to training the voice and offering extraordinary concert opportunities...

<b>The Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, under the direction of Chorus Master Robert Shoup, has performed to sold-out houses as far afield as Prague, Vienna, Berlin, Leipzig, Munich, Salzburg and closer to home at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. This will be their 21st appearance in the Virginia International Tattoo.

Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, under the direction of Chorus Master Robert Shoup...

<b>All 30 NATO Member countries will be represented at the Tattoo. In 1949, there were 12 founding members of the Alliance: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States. The other member countries are: Greece and Turkey (1952), Germany (1955), Spain (1982), the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland (1999), Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia (2004), Albania and Croatia (2009), Montenegro (2017) and North Macedonia (2020).

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

All 30 NATO Member countries will be represented at the Tattoo...