The Okanagan Military Tattoo (OMT) is endeavoring to build a pipe band of 25 pipers and 15 drummers for the OMT 2017. The OMT Pipe Band will be open world-wide to individual pipers/drummers that are not necessarily attached to a pipe band or are a member of a pipe band not performing in the OMT 2017.
Here is what the Dojo University is all about:
Brand new beginner? If you start with the Dojo University program right now, you could possibly qualify for some parts of the massed pipe band performances.
Experienced piper? You will be expected to perform in the massed pipe bands as well as some pipe band with dancers routines or individual pipe band appearances.
Music for the OMT 2017 massed pipe bands will be decided on and listed on this page in early February 2017.
The tunes for the Massed Pipe Bands of the OMT 2017 will be chosen from the vast library of tunes available to Basic Members of Dojo University. Each of the tunes in the library has a well-known instructor from somewhere in the world that will lead you through the tune and that setting will be the setting for the OMT 2017 Massed Pipe Band Tunes.
Dates for the OMT 2017 are July 29 and 30 with rehearsals beginning Thursday, July 27th. The Senior Pipe Major of the OMT will be the Pipe Major of the Massed Pipe Bands and will make the qualifying determination. Dress will be typical Highland Gear as seen in the video of the OMT 2016.
If you qualify for the OMT 2017, you will be expected to travel to Vernon, BC, at your expense. We look after you for accommodation and meals for the Thursday/Friday/Saturday nights and Sunday. Want to know about Vernon, BC? We are in the interior of British Columbia in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. Come for a holiday with your family (or not) and enjoy one of the truly beautiful parts of the world: Check out our community and the OMT venue.