Virginia International Tattoo
Courage & Commitment— A Salute to Women in the Military
For 22 years, fans have flocked to Norfolk from around the world to experience the largest spectacle of music and might in the United States. In the tradition of the world’s great “Tattoos” in Edinburgh and Basel, the Virginia International Tattoo is an awe-inspiring celebration of inspirational military music, majestic pipes and drums, show-stopping drill team maneuvers, colorful dancers, and much more.
“Let the generations know that women in uniform also guaranteed their freedom.” — Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, Medal of Honor Recipient
Every Year’s Tattoo is different. In 2019, we will have an extraordinary cast of hundreds of performers from around the world and the centerpiece of this spectacular celebration will be a moving Salute to Women in the Military.
Just one hundred years ago, women were allowed to serve in uniform for the first time. More than 30,000 volunteered during the First World War. Today, one-sixth of all Active-Duty service members are women and these 230,000+ women serve in every branch in virtually every capacity.
Generation after generation of women have shown not only the courage to protect the nation in times of war, but the commitment to change the nation for the better from within. In signature Tattoo style, we will tell their stories.
Come early for the “Tattoo Hullabaloo” on Scope Plaza and other free pre-show events!
Thursday, April 25, 7:30 pm
Friday, April 26, 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 27, 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 28, 2:30 pm
Scope Arena, Norfolk
Presented in cooperation with North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Norfolk NATO Festival
Hundreds of Performers from Around the World!
OzScot Australia Highland Dancers
Presbyterian Ladies' College Pipe Band
Canadian Forces Base Trenton 8 Wing Pipes and Drums
Royal Canadian Air Force Pipes and Drums
Musique Principale de L'Armée de Terre (Main Army Band of France)
Jordanian Armed Forces Combined Pipe Band
30th Guard Brigade Band and Drill Team
Swiss Army Central Band
Stockbridge Pipe Band
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A Star-Spangled Spectacular of America’s finest Bands, Drill Teams and more
Colonial Williamsburg Fifes and Drums
Tidewater Pipes and Drums
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Headquarters Supreme Allied Command Transformation Multi-National Ceremonial Detail, NATO
*Subject to change