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Pipes and Drums : Military Tattoo

West Point Military Tattoo
For information on the 34th Annual West Point Military Tattoo on 17 April, 2016: 34th WP Military Tattoo Info.pdf34th WP Military Tattoo Info.pdf
For the schedule and timelines:  Tattoo Schedule and Timelines.pdfTattoo Schedule and Timelines.pdf
For directions to Trophy Point Amphitheater, click here.

Every year in April, the Pipes & Drums host other Pipes & Drums bands and performing groups at West Point’s Trophy Point. This event showcases each individual band or performance group and culminates in a massed bands retreat ceremony. This is a free event that is open to the West Point and local communities. 

Over 20 performing groups are invited to Trophy Point to perform in a non-competitive showcase of musical talent from the Hudson Valley and Tri-State region. Rain date for the event is scheduled for one- two weeks after the primary date.

If you are attending the event, please ensure you bring a valid photo identification for each member of your group in order to gain entrance to West Point.  Additionally, as of 1 January 2016, state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards from Illinois, New Mexico, Missouri, Washington and Minnesota can no longer be used to obtain a visitor’s pass because those cards don’t comply with federal standards.  Please see the USMA home page for more information. 

For seating, blankets and chairs are highly encouraged; guests may also bring picnic items as required

Groups that routinely participate in the Tattoo are:

  • AOH Orange County Pipes & Drums
  • Clan na Vale Pipes & Drums
  • Hudson Highlands Pipes & Drums
  • Firefighters Emerald Society of Westchester County Pipes and Drums
  • Firefighter McPadden Pipes and Drums
  • Hudson Valley Regional Police Pipes & Drums
  • Local 21 Pipes & Drums, Peekskill
  • MacGregor Pipe Band
  • NY State Courts Pipes & Drums
  • Pipes and Drums of the Police Emerald Society, Westchester County
  • West Point Black Knight Drill Team
  • Rhode Island Highlanders
  • Stephen P. Driscoll Memorial Pipe Band
  • USMA Band: The Hellcats