Virginia International Tattoo

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VIRGINIA

INTERNATIONAL

TATTOO

April 24-27, 2014

Origin of a Tattoo

Military Tattoos have evolved from a European tradition dating back to the 17th century. When the fifes and drums of the local regiment signaled a return to quarters, Low Country innkeepers would cry “Doe den tap toe!” “Turn off the taps!” The word “tattoo” evolved over time, and today refers to a ceremonial performance of military music by massed bands. Each Tattoo is different and influenced by the culture of the country in which it is presented.

VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL TATTOO MISSION: To produce and present a world-class international event that will honor our nation’s military, celebrate American freedom and patriotism, educate youth, attract visitors to Hampton Roads, strengthen international relations and enhance the quality of life for the people of Hampton Roads.

At the Tattoo patrons will…

See something new…

Enjoy with family…

Appreciate the Military…

VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL TATTOO Achievements: Largest tattoo in the United States Cast of over 850 performers 7 Performances over 5 days Over 40,000 people in attendance Patrons attending from 40+ states and 6+ countries American Bus Association Top 100 Event in North America & Top Internationally Known Event

The Tattoo will reach 20,000+ students 16,000+ will attend the Tattoo and an additional 8,000 children will take part in in-school performances by Tattoo performers.

VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL TATTOO

US Military Cast

US Army Training and Doctrine Command Band US Air Force Drill Team US Navy Fleet Forces Band US Marine Corps Band Quantico

VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL TATTOO

international cast

REPUBLIC OF KOREA Traditional Army Band UNITED KINGDOM Pipes and Drums, 1 st Battalion Scots Guards

CANADA Pipes and Drums of the Canadian Forces AUSTRALIA 51 ACU Regiment Pipes and Drums NEW ZEALAND New Zealand Academy Dancers

NATO Headquarters, Supreme Allied Command Transformation (HQ SACT) Multi-National Ceremonial Detail

2014 Tattoo Dates

THURSDAY, APRIL 24 7:30PM FRIDAY, APRIL 25 7:30PM SATURDAY, APRIL 26 7:30PM SUNDAY, APRIL 27 2:30PM

NATO Night at the Tattoo Friday, April 25

5:00pm 5:45pm 6:30pm 7:30pm 9:30pm Flag Raising Hullabaloo Pre-Performance Reception Tattoo Reception

Flag Raising Scope Plaza

Hullabaloo

Scope Plaza

Pre-Performance Reception Tent on Scope Plaza

Virginia International Tattoo Scope Arena

Tickets: •10% discount for ALL military at www.vatattoo.org

. Tel 757 282 2822 •Special discount NATO rate for International ACT NATO staff: $15 (Value $20-$35) •Available for Green seats ONLY Thursday, April 24, Friday, April 25, & Sunday, April 27 •Tickets will be sold in the ACT lobby: March 19, 26, & April 9; 11am-1pm

Flag Bearers

Flag Bearers Schedule • Tuesday, April 22: Rehearsal • Friday, April 25: Flag Raising • Friday, April 25: Performance Granby High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps will ensure that all NATO flags are carried at all other times.

Flag Bearers • We will provide parking and a badge to get into scope arena • Performer entrance: St. Paul’s Blvd.

THANK YOU for your support!

April 24-27, 2014

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