Massed Pipe Bands

The massed pipe bands at the 2019 Tattoo is made up of pipers and drummers from at least seven pipe bands. We have members from: Kelowna Pipe Band; Kalamalka Highlanders Pipe Band, Vernon; Shuswap Pipes and Drums (Armstrong, Salmon Arm, Revelstoke); Kamloops Pipe Band, Prince George Pipe Band; Delta Police Pipe Band. The members from these bands will march and play together as one big pipe band with OMT Pipe Major Scot Kortegaard calling the beat and setting the pace. The OMT massed pipe band will march in and out with traditional pipe band marching music but will also form up and play for the 32 OMT Dancers. While the massed pipe band is smaller than we usually have for our Tattoo, there are a large number of brass and reed musicians with the UK Brentwood Imperial Youth Band, The Calgary Round-up Band and the Vernon Army Cadet Band. We will even have a couple of tunes where the brass and reeds and the pipes and drums play together which is not always easy but is always dramatic!