Turn on the Taps 2020:
Virtual Virginia International Tattoo Experience
Turn on the Taps 2020: Virtual Virginia International Tattoo Experience
Between April 25 and May 3, the Virginia International Tattoo held a virtual celebration. Relive the virtual experience below with the schedule and links to fun POSTS, IMAGES, VIDEOS we’ve got planned on Facebook and Instagram:
SATURDAY, April 25
- Arriving in Norfolk and preparing Scope Arena for the Tattoo production-Planes, trains, automobiles, forklifts and cranes!
SUNDAY, April 26
- First day of rehearsals – Rehearsing here, there & everywhere.
MONDAY, April 27
- Education outreach – Visiting performers share their talent and culture with children.
- Second day of rehearsals – Sometimes rehearsals don't go as planned.
TUESDAY, April 28
- Education Outreach: Side-by-side rehearsals and performances
- Community Engagement – Sharing the Tattoo spirit with the community.
- VIT Special Audience Night - Dress rehearsal is open for a special audience.
WEDNESDAY, April 29
- First Student Matinee - A fantastic experience for over 6,000 excited kids and 1,000 talented performers.
- First performance is done, time for fun! – Behind the scenes fun. Where is Bob's hat?
THURSDAY, April 30
- Second Student Matinee – Over 6,000 MORE kids attend the Tattoo. Wheels on the bus go round and round!
- NATO Night at the Tattoo – NATO Flag Raising ceremony on Scope Plaza.
- Celebrate the WWII veterans Opening Night Celebration.
FRIDAY, May 1
- Third Student Matinee – A fun lesson in Celtic Culture and funny student suggestions for improving the Tattoo.
- Hullabaloo – A party on Scope Plaza before the Tattoo? Count me in! CHEERS!
- DrumLine Battle – Virtual DrumLine Battles, YOU choose the winner.
- The 2016 Tattoo is on TV. Get in the spirit with this pre-show video.
- 2016 Tattoo on WHRO
SATURDAY, May 2
- Norfolk NATO FESTIVAL’S Parade of Nations – Everyone loves this annual Downtown Norfolk parade, including the hundreds of Tattoo performers who participate each year.
- DrumLine Battle on a Battleship – The Battleship Wisconsin is an amazing location for DrumLine Battle.
- VIT American Pipe Band Championship – Highlights from 4 years of footage including Inveraray & District Pipe Band and Police Scotland Fife Pipe Band.
- VIT Virtual Salute to the Greatest Generation. The Tattoo honors World War II veterans in spectacular fashion. Special appearance by Joe Galloway.
SUNDAY, May 3
- March Off: Final words, The Parting Glass and the final march off.
Generous support by
Additional support from
Hampton Roads Transit | Virginia Electronic Systems
Additional Media Support
Entercom Norfolk | Max Media | 13 NewsNow | WAVY-TV