The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo November 04 2009, 0 Comments

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA contributed by Jack Kopstein [imagebrowser id=6] Featuring over 2,000 world-class Canadian and international military and civilian performers, the Tattoo continues to live up to its reputation as one of the world’s premiere cultural and entertainment events. The Tattoo strikes a unique balance, featuring pipes and drums, military and civilian bands, historic re-enactments, dancers, acrobats, choirs, military displays and competitions, drama and comedy in a number of innovative acts, in a fast-paced two and a half hour family show. The Tattoo is held annually at the Halifax Metro Centre during the first week of July. A different show every year, the Tattoo is a masterpiece of colour, music, artistry, athleticism and nostalgia that continues to amaze audiences each year. To date, 23 countries have participated in the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo.  This past year was our 30th Anniversary!  It featured many bands from all over the world! Here are some examples. CANADA: Stadacona Band of Maritime Forces Atlantic National Band of Naval Reserve Land Force Atlantic Area Band The Band of the Ceremonial Guard The Massed Bands and Pipes of the Canadian Air Force Pipes & Drums of the 2nd Battalion The Royal Canadian Regiment 3 Area Support Group Pipes & Drums 12 Wing Shearwater Pipes & Drums 14 Wing Greenwood Pipes & Drums Nova Scotia Highlanders Pipes & Drums Canadian Cadet Pipes and Drums The RCMP Pipes and Drums Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo/Black Watch Association Pipes & Drums OUTSIDE CANADA: The Royal Band of the Belgian Air Force Copenhagen Police Band Military District Band I (Germany) Royal Fire Brigade Band Malmo Sweden Regimental Band and Corps of Drums of the Royal Welsh Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums (U.S.A.) The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo thrills an audience of 60,000 every year. For more information, please visit our website at Our thanks for info to: Leah Whitehead Group Sales, Media Relations and Publications Coordinator Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo 1586 Queen Street, Halifax, NS B3J 2J1 Phone: (902) 420-4620 Fax: (902) 423-6629