For the past 90 years the Kimberley Pipe Band has been an integral part of most major parades and festivals held in the Kootenay region and beyond. Every 10 years, since their 50th anniversary they have hosted a major music and marching performance known as a Tattoo.
The 2017 Kimberley Pipe Band's 90th Anniversary Tattoo will feature a 2 hour show of music, pipes, drums and dancing; a street parade featuring over 200 drummers and pipers; a Saturday night Ceilah - an evening party of music and dancing.
If you are interested in participating in the Kimberley tattoo as a performing band, sponsor or volunteer we'd like to hear from you.
What's a Tattoo?
A musical tattoo is a demonstration of military drumming, piping and skills. It’s called a ‘tattoo’ because when the British Army was fighting in Belgium 300 years ago, soldiers were called in from the pubs each night for curfew, or Doe den tap toe, Dutch for ‘Turn off the tap’.
The Kimberley Tattoo will be a weekend of music, marching, dancing, parades and most of all fun for everyone.
Tattoo News: November 29th, 2016
Planning for the tattoo is well underway. The bands are committed and the first draft of the program is completed. We are now working on details for the parade, through Kimberley along with planning for the ceilidh (after party) with the Johnny McCuaig Band. Early Bird pricing ends January 1st so now is a good time to get your tattoo tickets, just in time for Christmas.
Tattoo News: September 15th, 2016
The Kimberley Community Band has just been confirmed as a tattoo participant. The band has been part of previous Kimberley tattoos, held previously on the 50th, 60th, 70th and 80th anniversary of the pipe band so it's nice to welcome them back.
Ticket sales are exceeded our expectations with almost 20% of the reserved seats having been sold in two weeks of being offered.
Tattoo News: September 1, 2016
Tattoo tickets are now available at Early Bird pricing. Tickets may be purchased on-line through Eventbrite. Go to Tickets
One year to go and planning to coming together nicely, with eleven bands, and dance groups confirmed for the July 15, 2017 Kimberley Pipe Band Tattoo. The venues have been booked key organizers are in place and we planning is underway. The Kimberley Pipe Band is looking forward to welcoming visitors, locals and bands to Kimberley, July 15, 2017 to help celebrate Canada's 150 birthday and the 90th anniversary of the formation of the Kimberley Pipe Band.
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