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Pipes and Drums : Military Tattoo

West Point Military Tattoo - Sunday, April 23rd 2017 @ Buffalo Soldier Field

Every year in April, the Pipes & Drums host other Pipes & Drums bands and performing groups at West Point’s Trophy Point (Buffalo Soldier Field in 2017). 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 (Buffalo Soldier Field in 2017) 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. 

Info Packet for 2017 Tattoo:  35th WP Military Tattoo Info packet.pptx35th WP Military Tattoo Info packet.pptx
Schedule and Timeline:  Schedule of the 35th Annual West Point Military Tattoo.docxSchedule of the 35th Annual West Point Military Tattoo.docx
For directions to Trophy Point Amphitheater, click here.


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