In 2019, we have secured some fantastic bands from France, Poland, The Netherlands and across the United Kingdom. Details of performers at the next Tattoo (2021) will be added as they become available.
The Band & Corps of Drums of Her Majesty's Royal Marines
The world famous Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines will join us as we commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day at this year's Birmingham International Tattoo. The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, Plymouth, who are based at HMS Raleigh, is one of five Royal Marines Bands based around the United Kingdom. The band is continually in demand performing across the UK and abroad.
La Musique des Troupes de Marine, France
Joining us from France this year are musicians from La Musique des Troupes de Marine. They perform at a wide range of ceremonial functions and have represented France across the world.
The Band of the Polish Army, Siedlce Garrison, Poland
The history of the band goes back to 1947. The band has enjoyed great success and acclaim performing in Poland and also in many international festivals and concerts of military orchestras in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Slovakia and Latvia.
The K&G Marching Band from The Netherlands
Founded in 1928, the K&G Marching Band from the Netherlands is well known internationally and has competed in the World Music Contest 11 times, including wins in both the marching and show competitions. They still hold the record for winning both competitions three times in a row. Their distinctive dress is derived from the uniform of the Unites States Marine Corps.
The Combined Pipes and Drums
Shirley Pipe Band from Solihull and the Birmingham Irish Pipes and Drums will this year come together to perform at this year's Birmingham International Tattoo. Both of the pipe bands taking part actively promote Scottish & Irish Pipe music through public performances across the United Kingdom and further afield.
The National Marching Band
The National Marching Band includes members drawn from many individual youth marching bands. All the bands adopt the style of the British Military. Some of the member bands are also active members of the Scout & Guide Association, The Boys and Girls Brigade and the Church Lads and Church Girls Brigade.
The Comets Performance Ensemble
The Comets Performance Ensemble are based in Coseley in the West Midlands and their roots are in The Boys Brigade, having started life as the Bradley Boys and Girls Brigade Band. The band help keep the audience entertained before the main Tattoo starts so look out for them as you arrive at the Arena.