Tattoo News: July 15, 2016
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.
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.
Tickets will go on sale in December 2016.
If you are interested in participating in the Kimberley tattoo as a performing band, sponsor or volunteer we'd like to hear from you.
The Kimberley Pipe Band 2014
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.