Pipes and Drums play a big part in Military Tattoo events. In the case of most big Tattoo events, such as the Royal Edinburgh Tattoo, the pipe bands form up as the massed Pipes and Drums. There are rarely individual pipe bands performing. In the case of our Okangan Military Tattoo, pipe bands taking part do also form the Massed Pipe Bands of the Okangan Military Tattoo and Scot Kortegaard is the OMT Pipe Major. Also invited are individual pipers and drummers not affiliated with a pipe band or whose pipe band may not be able to attend. In exceptional cases, invited pipe bands may perform a stand-alone bit that would add to the overall program.