Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Marching Bands Hurrah !!

To continue on with the International Tattoo...

                 Massed Bands and Massed Pipes and Drums at the beginning of the program.

One of the Pipe groups. Do love the bagpipes.... up to a certain degree, that is!!
Pipes and Drums of the Royal Army of Oman
This is the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team competing against the U. S. Marine Corps Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team. One was on each side of the floor and you rooted for the team on your side. Unfortunately the team on our side lost.
This is the Band of the Swedish National Guard Marines. There were performers from the U. S. and also Oman, Sweden and Ireland. South Korea had already shipped their equipment here so that they could participate but felt it disrespectful to be in a celebratory display due to the tragic sinking of the ferry boat in their country. So, they were not in attendance.
A large group of Irish dancers. There were several other groups of varying interest but I just didn't get pictures of them all.
The United States Marine Corps Band from Quantico, Virginia was excellent. Hard to get great pictures with my camera due to movement and lighting. Those guys would not stand still while I took their picture! Phooey.
The Quantico Marine drummers.
The U. S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team. These guys were unbelievable. I wish I had taken video of some of their performance but only got snapshots.

and the finale.
The finale included a rendition of Danny Boy, the Armed Forces Medley (where each service's song is played and members of that branch stand), Taps (which always brings me to tears), Amazing Grace (I'm so thankful they included God in the program), A video presentation about the war in Vietnam and the entire cast performing 'on stage' at the end. Amazing!! 


  1. I love marching bands, and it fills my eyes with tears. God Bless America!

  2. It is wonderful to hear that "Amazing Grace" was allowed in the performance. I guess there are some things I just can't understand. Nice post, Latane. I have always enjoyed listening to a good marching band.

  3. This event looks like it was a big hit, full seats-the bands are impressive in their regalia-enjoyed your photos

  4. Oh, Mom, what a wonderful presentation! I'd have loved to have seen it. Such pomp and pageantry! Such stirring demos. I bet the music was amazing! Wonderful! And so Patriotic too, plus, they did include God and that makes me very pleased as well. What a great night!


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