Regimental Band and Pipes to represent U.S. in Nova Scotia tattoo
This Sunday, 62 cadets will board a plane to Halifax, Nova Scotia, to perform at The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo. The Citadel is one of just 28 groups invited to perform in an action-packed show that includes Highland dancers, a ukulele ensemble and a motorcycle team. The Citadel is the only group to represent the United States in the world’s largest annual indoor show.
The Canadian tattoo marks the third time The Citadel has received a prestigious invitation to an international festival.
“Once again it is an honor for the Regimental Band and Pipes to represent not only our college and hometown, but also the United States on the world stage,” said Director of Music Cmdr. Mike Alverson.
The Citadel performed in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 1991 and in 2010.
The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo performance begins June 30 and runs for eight days. Cadets will depart a week early to rehearse with the rest of the performers at the Halifax Metro Centre. In addition to performing as a unit in the arena, the band must learn 27 new songs that it will perform alongside military bands from Canada and Germany.