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2013 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

nova scotia tattoo logoFor summer 2013, The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes traveled to Canada to take part in the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The trip came three years after the band and pipes were the the only U.S. band in Edinburgh, Scotland, for the 2010 Diamond Jubilee of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a month-long nightly festival of music, pageantry and demonstrations by military organizations from around the world.

The band’s trip to Canada was a huge success. More than 60 cadets boarded a plane for Nova Scotia in late June for intense practice sessions. After a grueling week of rehearsals, the Regimental Band and Pipes performed eight days in a row. The band played several military marching songs for crowds that packed the arena night after night. Known for their precision, cadets surprised the audience by breaking out of formation to perform "Hey, Baby." The Citadel band was one of 28 performance groups, and the only group to represent the Unites States.