First up.....the favorites you love!
Tattoo Highland Dancers, Massed Pipes & Drums will be returning, as well the Fanfare Trumpets, and the Canadian Cadets musicians.
The ever-popular RCMP National Ceremonial Troop will return with a full drill unit, and the Canadian Armed Forces will be well-represented by the Stadacona Band of the Royal Canadian Navy, the National Band of the Naval Reserve, the 5 Canadian Division Band, and the Royal Canadian Navy Enhanced Boarding Party.
We've also got appearances from the Halifax Regional Police as well as Halifax Fire and Emergency!
The Tattoo Choir is another staple in the Tattoo production this year! We are excited to have them back for their 35th year with the Tattoo!
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OH Canada! We've Got Even More Canadian Performers
We've got two groups from Calgary this year! First, The Calgary Stetson Show Band is an award-winning high school marching music ensemble. The Second group from Calgary is the Calgary Fiddlers, they are an impressive group of youngsters that have performed for royalty, prime ministers and presidents. These groups will represent Western Canada at the Tattoo.
Don't forget Bradisha who will perform on behalf of Atlantic Cirque, and counts silks, contortion, cerceau, and trapeze among her favourite methods!
Titans Gymnasts: These talented gymnasts join the Tattoo on behalf of Titans Gymnastics and Trampoline Club, one of the largest gymnastics clubs in Eastern Canada!
La Baie en Joie, an Acadian dance troupe will perform in this year's show!
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Don't Forget About the International Groups!
The Kalutskih Brothers from Moscow are acrobats and Guinness World Record holders who will showcase their precision and power on the Scotiabank Centre floor for! It's their first time attending the Tattoo.
If clowning around is more your style, Holmikers will brighten your day with their comedic “Horror Show” routine. These Swiss gymnasts are award-winning performers recognised by the International Circus Festival in Monte Carlo!
Our Western Europe contingent includes the IMPS Motorcycle Display Team which is a team of talented youngsters based out of London. They start young – some are five years old – and learn the slick tricks that have made them world-famous. You can also expect the German Army Band know locally as Gebirgsmusikkorps Garmisch-Partenkirchen (say that three times fast!). The group has travelled around the world at least 50 times in their 61-year history. Do not forget The Groove Onkles from Germany, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more unconventional percussion group! They call themselves “trash percussionists” because they use large garbage and recycling bins as instruments.
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Were excited to host the United States Navy Fleet Forces Band who is called the “Finest of the Fleet” and performs throughout the mid-Atlantic, the Ohio River Valley, and Central/South America. Also based out of the United States, the North American Brass Band Summer School will be returning, featuring the best brass musicians from around the world who are led by expert tutors!
From Australia, comes the Scotch College Pipe Band! The Swanbourne-based band that has been an icon of the school for 70 years, and this summer they’ll join the Massed Pipes & Drums.