If you thrill to the sound of inspirational military music then you do not want to miss Virginia International Tattoo 2020! This year's event is A Salute to The Greatest Generation: April 30th through May 3rd, 2020 at Norfolk's Scope Arena.
Norfolk, Virginia is home to both the world's biggest Naval base and America's largest population of military families. Consequently, it's no shock that Norfolk hosts what is considered to be most patriotic of the world's tattoos.
For those who may be confused, in this instance, "tattoo" refers to an event of military marching, music, and performance - not an indelible design on your skin.
Norfolk has been hosting the Virginia International Tattoo since 1997. The event includes pipes and drums groups, drill team maneuvers, dancers, and more. Every year is different, with new international performers, new themes, and dazzling new sights and sounds.
2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. As mentioned at the top, this year's theme is A Salute to The Greatest Generation, with over 1,000 performers from eight different countries. There will be special appearances by veterans, historic film and photos, stirring music tributes, and a host of related special events.
2020 Attending Performers
2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Pipes & Drums
Royal Canadian Air Force Pipes and Drums
Royal Canadian Air Force Pipes and Drums, 12 Wing Shearwater
Royal Canadian Air Force Pipes and Drums, 14 Wing Greenwood
Central Military Band of the Latvian National Armed Forces
Top Secret Drum Corps
United Kingdom -
The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, Commando Training Centre
United States Of America -
Appalachian Piping Academy Pipes and Drums
Granby High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps
Old Dominion University Concert Choir
Spirit of ’76 Pipe Band
Tidewater Pipes and Drums
U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team
U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band
U.S. Marine Corps FAST Company
U.S. Fleet Forces Band
U.S. Marine Corps Band Quantico
Virginia Beach City Public Schools Tattoo Festival Choir
Virginia Children’s Chorus
Virginia International Tattoo Highland Dance Team
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Headquarters Supreme Allied Command Transformation Multi-National Ceremonial Detail, NATO
Virginia International Tattoo 2020
Scope Arena, 201 E. Brambleton Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia
April 30th through May 3rd, 2020
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