The Indian naval band will be participating in the Royal Edinburgh Military
Tatoo the prestigious musical event for the first time from August one for
nearly four weeks.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an international event of military
music performance undertaken by the British Armed Forces. In fact, the Royal
Edinburgh Military Tattoo is the largest tattoo performed in the world in the
majestic, sprawling stretch of Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, Scotland.
The invitation to the Indian Navy Band to participate and perform in this
prestigious event scheduled from 01 to 26 Aug 17 is indeed a matter of pride
and befitting recognition of the professional prowess of the Naval band.
The participation of the Naval Band would further cement the ties between
the two countries, more so, when the Govt of India and UK have announced 2017
as the India-UK Year of Culture to celebrate cultural ties and the 70th year of
The Indian Navy Band has been practicing hard in the last few months to
further hone their skills to capture the hearts and minds of the music
enthusiasts in this international event.
The band comprising of 01 officer and 65 musician sailors would perform
under the leadership of Commander Vijay Charles D’Cruz, Director of Music
(Navy) who would be the Principal Conductor during the event. The Indian Navy
band has departed for London from Mumbai on July 30.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is well renowned event with over 50
bands participating, and nearly 8500 visitors attending the daily performances.
A total audience of nearly 2.5 lakh attends the event over the period of 26
days. Apart from India, bands from countries like Australia, France, Germany,
Japan, would also be performing at the tattoo this year.