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COVID 19 Message

COVID-19 A message from the President of the Okanagan Military Tattoo Society We have all heard...

Tattoo 2020 or 2021?

We at Tattoo Central are down to the last few days of hope and will be making a public...

Tattoo…on or off?

We may be the last of the cheerleaders still standing and waving Canadian flags, hoping for the best but expecting the worst. Just about every event that attracts large numbers of people has been told not to expect to be able to operate for some time. We have not...

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Tattoo Zoom!

The organizing committee of the Okanagan Military Tattoo (OMT) meets every Monday morning 0800-0930. As we are still a full three months away from our event and the Covid-19 virus has altered our social abilities, we are meeting via the on-line conference utility,...

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Tattoo 2020 moving ahead

Concerning the Covid-19 virus, there have been a few folks and a few of our performing groups asking our opinion on where we will be come the end of July and the Tattoo 2020. We are monitoring the situation daily, as most everyone is, and what we can report at the...

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Duty, Honour and Izzat

Duty, Honour and Izzat is the title of a book written by Steven Puriwal. It is the story of the British Indian Army in WW l and is explained in a recent CBC Podcast: https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1501571651958 The podcast lasts about 18 minutes but is so important...

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The Big Bands

Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy at Okanagan Military Tattoo 2017 A few of the big bands we have on our performer lists and hope will be at one of our OMT events have shown strong interest and two of them are from the Victoria, BC area. The NADEN Band of the...

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Can you sing?

We are looking to put together a 200 voice choir for our 2020 Tattoo. This will take some doing but we have had a 100 voice choir in the past. We will need to place this choir somewhere near the Castle and we have our construction team in the "thinking" stage. We hope...

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A L Fortune Drumline is in for 2020!

Michelle Reed is the music director for the A L Fortune High School in Enderby BC. After scouring the world for a drumline for our 2019 Tattoo, lo and behold we found one in a small town 30 minutes north of Vernon. Ms Reed had just guided the A L Fortune High School...

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Calling all pipe bands and pipers and drummers!

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...

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Event managers required!

As I have stated in the past, our Tattoo Organizng Committee numbers about 12. It is not that we are getting old or tired but for the health of our committee and the Okanagan Military Tattoo, we want to find our replacements. We feel that there will have to be a two...

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Tattoo 2020!

the Okanagan Military Tattoo 2019 is history. It was the best show we have produced and delivered to date but now we are on to 2020. In fact, our organizing committee has been meeting regularly since the 2019 Tattoo ended. For the past sx months we have been meeting...

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