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The Washington Tattoo D.C. Tartan Day Tattoo - 2024 Official Recap Video
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The Washington Tattoo D.C. Tartan Day Tattoo - 2024 Official Recap Video

The Washington Tattoo invites you to experience the Tartan Day Tattoo D.C. 2024 - a spectacular evening of music and dance showcasing the very best of American and Scottish cultures, presented live on stage in a public theatre for the first time in the Washington DC area! Immerse yourself in a captivating showcase that blends traditional and contemporary music and dance, bringing together the very best global talent for a once in a lifetime experience. The beat of drums, the skirl of pipes, stirring marches, and colorful highland dancers will inspire, entertain, and leave you feeling uplifted as we celebrate Tartan Day 2024! Witness incredible and unique performers from around the world, with proceeds from the event supporting Veterans, underserved communities and young people through The Washington Tattoo’s Veteran mental health initiative, Rudiments to Recovery and The Washington Tattoo's underserved youth mentorship program, Rudiments to Opportunity. Enjoy this unforgettable, immersive experience, while supporting the mission of the Washington Tattoo - to reshape today's conversation around mental health for active duty personnel, Veterans, first responders, and families through the power of music wellness - fueled by world-class military precision and cultural excellence. Performing Groups: -Joy Dunlop, Award-winning Scottish Vocalist and BBC Scotland Television Personal -The Rollin Drones, Bagpipe Rock Band, Glasgow, Scotland -Cold Steel Drumline, North Carolina A&T Award-winning HBCU Percussion Section -Craig Weir, Global Scottish Music Ambassador -Sean Heely, U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion -Lorne Cousin, World-renowned Bagpipe Soloist and Lone Piper -OzScot Premier Championship, Highland Dance Team, Australia -SFC(R) KC Armstrong of the United States Army Band “Pershing's Own” Gospel Vocalist #sharethetradition #military #culture #dc #dmv #mentalhealth #veterans #virginia #international #arts #musictherapy #wellness #militarylife #tartan #scotland #scottish
Why come to the Tartan Day Tattoo???
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Why come to the Tartan Day Tattoo???

🥁🥁Musical Event Supporting Veterans Mental Health and Underserved Youth 🥁🥁 The Washington Tattoo will hold its signature D.C. Tartan Week event on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 7:30 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, VA. This spectacular evening of music and dance will showcase the very best of American and Scottish cultures, presented live on stage in a public theater for the first time in the Washington DC area. Proceeds from the event support veterans, underserved communities and young people through The Washington Tattoo’s veteran mental health initiative, Rudiments to Recovery and The Washington Tattoo's underserved youth mentorship program, Rudiments to Opportunity. “This music and cultural performance creates an unforgettable and immersive experience fueled by world-class global performers, military precision, and cultural excellence” said retired U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. J. Mark Reilly, president and CEO of The Washington Tattoo. “It’s a performance for people of all ages to witness some of the best traditional musicians and artists from around the world, with the proceeds going to support veterans, underserved communities and young people in the D.C. area.” Tickets are available at www.thewashingtontattoo.com. There are a variety of ticket options to make this an experience everyone can enjoy including a VIP experience, box seating, mid-level and general seating. Scheduled performers and acts include: • Joy Dunlop, Scottish singer and BBC television personality 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 • Craig Weir, Scottish bagpipe global ambassador🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 • Sean Heely, U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 • Lorne Cousin, world-renowned bagpipe soloist and Lone Piper🇺🇸🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇺🇸🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 • The Rollin Drones, a bagpipe rock band flying in from Glasgow, Scotland🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 • OzScot Australia, a premier championship Highland dance team🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺 • Retired Sgt. First Class KC Armstrong, gospel vocalist of The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 • Cold Steel Drumline, North Carolina A&T University’s award-winning HBCU percussion section 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 • St. Andrew's Society of Washington, D.C. Color Guard 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇺🇸🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🇺🇸
The Symphony's Heartbeat: A Career in Rhythm - Episode #43 with Douglas Howard
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The Symphony's Heartbeat: A Career in Rhythm - Episode #43 with Douglas Howard

Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast "Where the World's Musical Traditions Come to Life." 🔔 Subscribe for exclusive updates and offers! Tag @thewashingtontattoo on social media and use hashtag #sharethetradition The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. ___________________________________________________________ EPISODE #43 Douglas Howard One of the leading orchestral percussionists of his generation, Douglas Howard served the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for forty-three years as both Principal Percussionist and Associate Principal Timpanist, retiring in 2018. He also served as Interim Principal Timpanist for the orchestra’s 2009-10 season. After graduating from the University of Tennessee in 1970, Mr. Howard joined the United States Air Force Concert Band in Washington, DC, first as a percussionist, and later as timpanist. Upon completion of his military service, he was awarded a fellowship to study with Charles Owen at the Aspen Music Festival, and was also appointed Principal Percussionist of The Louisville Orchestra (KY) in 1974. He began his work with the Dallas Symphony in 1975, and has also performed as a guest percussionist with numerous other major American orchestras. As a founding member of the Dallas based world-music ensemble, D’Drum, Mr. Howard has performed as a soloist in Stewart Copeland’s Gamelan D’Drum with the Dallas Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the San Antonio Symphony. He also has performed with D’Drum at PASIC on three different occasions. In 2006, Mr. Howard received the Sabian Lifetime Achievement Award during the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Mr. Howard headed the percussion program in the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas for 41 years, and he has been a member of the Artist Faculty at the Aspen Festival for 42 years. A 2023 recipient of the PAS Lifetime Achievement in Education Award, he has taught at the Oberlin Percussion Institute, the Ludwig International Percussion Symposium, and has given orchestral masterclasses at institutions such as the Cleveland Institute of Music, Curtis Institute, New England Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, Oberlin College Conservatory, Ithaca College, Temple University, Peabody Conservatory, University of North Texas, and Baylor University. Mr. Howard has toured Europe and Asia with the Dallas Symphony and has often appeared with that orchestra in New York’s Carnegie Hall. His work can be heard on Dallas Symphony recordings spanning four decades with Music Directors Eduardo Mata, Andrew Litton, and Jaap van Zweden, and for record labels including RCA, Angel-EMI, Telarc, Dorian, Delos, and Pro Arte. Mr. Howard now makes his home in Chapel Hill, NC. For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com #washingtondc #dc #military #DMV #nonprofit #drumline #drumcorps #marchingarts #percussion #PASIC #percussivearts #education #tradition #culture #podcast
Healing Power of Music for Veterans - Episode #42 with Dr. Niyati Dhokai
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Healing Power of Music for Veterans - Episode #42 with Dr. Niyati Dhokai

Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast "Where the World's Musical Traditions Come to Life." 🔔 Subscribe for exclusive updates and offers! Tag @thewashingtontattoo on social media and use hashtag #sharethetradition The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. ___________________________________________________________ EPISODE #42 Dr. Niyati Dhokai Dr. Niyati Dhokai is a Research Associate Professor in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University, and she serves as Program Director for the Veterans and the Arts Initiative at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. In addition, Dr. Dhokai serves as a Faculty Fellow for Curricular Innovation in the Office of the Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. In recognition of her work, Dr. Dhokai is the 2018 recipient of the Change Maker of the Year award from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services and the 2018 recipient of George Mason University’s Jack Wood Award for Town Gown Relations in the faculty/staff category; she was also named a 2022 Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Prior to joining the faculty at GMU, she worked with veterans and service members recovering from injuries in post-acute neurorehabilitation in the Washington D.C. metro area by designing and facilitating music activities to support community integration. She has a B.A. in Music from George Mason University, and she completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Music (Ethnomusicology) from the University of Alberta (Canada), where her doctoral dissertation research was supported by a Fulbright grant to study in India. Hylton Performing Arts Center: https://hyltoncenter.org/ For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com #washingtondc #dc #military #DMV #nonprofit #drumline #drumcorps #marchingarts #percussion #PASIC #percussivearts #education #tradition #culture #podcast
Hendrick’s Gin and the Art of Mixology - Episode #41 with Erik Andersson
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Hendrick’s Gin and the Art of Mixology - Episode #41 with Erik Andersson

Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast "Where the World's Musical Traditions Come to Life." 🔔 Subscribe for exclusive updates and offers! Tag @thewashingtontattoo on social media and use hashtag #sharethetradition The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. ___________________________________________________________ EPISODE #41 Erik Andersson Erik Andersson is on his seventh year as the East Coast Ambassador to Hendrick’s Gin. Prior to his move across the big pond, Erik began his journey in 2012 as the Hendrick’s Gin Ambassador to Asia looking after markets including China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong. His love affair with spirits began when he was a young bartender in his hometown Uppsala in 1998. Erik holds 25 years of experience in the industry, and has a deep and passionate love for travel, which led him to bar programs and ownership roles in London, China and Stockholm. In addition to his wealth of knowledge in mixology, service, and spirits, Erik plays the bass clarinet and is fluent in Mandarin, both of which he brings with him on his travels to exotic locales. Most recent Erik passed the International Brewers and Distillers Certificate in distillation, Bar5Day, inducted in the UK Gin Guild and nominated for ambassador of the year at GinMagazine awards in 2021. Erik spends his days exploring the most eccentric bars and speakeasies across the region, finding new ways to celebrate the unique rose and cucumber-infused gin in subtle and complex concoctions. Outside of mixology, Erik can be found enjoying the great outdoors hunting and fishing as well as playing classical music. Erik’s Instagram handle is @youngmrflanagan For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com #washingtondc #dc #military #DMV #nonprofit #drumline #drumcorps #marchingarts #percussion #PASIC #percussivearts #education #tradition #culture #podcast
Piping, Policy, Whisky, & Outlander: Scottish Diaspora - Episode #40 with Chris Thomson
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Piping, Policy, Whisky, & Outlander: Scottish Diaspora - Episode #40 with Chris Thomson

Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast "Where the World's Musical Traditions Come to Life." 🔔 Subscribe for exclusive updates and offers! Tag @thewashingtontattoo on social media and use hashtag #sharethetradition The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. ___________________________________________________________ EPISODE #40 Chris Thomson Chris joined the Scottish Government USA team in October 2021. Prior to his move to America, Chris spent a number of years working in Economic Development for the Scottish Government, most recently as Head of Clyde Mission, where he was tasked with taking a Mission-based approach to making the river Clyde and its immediate environs “an engine of sustainable and inclusive growth for the city, the region and Scotland”, working closely with the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at UCL. He has previously led delivery of regional economic development investments, cityregion growth deals, economic partnership initiatives and Community Wealth Building policy across Scotland. Prior to joining the Scottish Government, Chris spent a number of years working in criminal justice, including the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (Scotland’s public prosecution service) and the Scottish Prison Service, delivering a major HR policy review, multi-year pay outcomes and trade union negotiations. Chris studied Sociology at the University of Glasgow, and HR and Management at the University of the West of Scotland. He is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and a 2021 Royal Academy of Engineering Policy Fellow. Whilst in Scotland Chris volunteered on various Children’ and Young People’s issues, including acting as a young persons’ Mentor for Career Ready Scotland, and sitting on the Children’s Panel; a judicial tribunal which makes orders for the protection and guidance saraof children and young people who are experiencing difficulties – whether through offending behaviour, or lack of protection and guidance from responsible adults. For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com #washingtondc #dc #military #DMV #nonprofit #drumline #drumcorps #marchingarts #percussion #PASIC #percussivearts #education #tradition #culture #podcast
Global Grooves Unleashed - Episode #39 with Tyler Fry
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Global Grooves Unleashed - Episode #39 with Tyler Fry

Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast "Where the World's Musical Traditions Come to Life." 🔔 Subscribe for exclusive updates and offers! Tag @thewashingtontattoo on social media and use hashtag #sharethetradition The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. ___________________________________________________________ EPISODE #39 Tyler Fry Hometown start with a global vision The TyFry company is renowned as the industry leader in innovation, design and manufacturing of all variations of tenor drum mallets used today, and holds all of the global patents. Pioneered by Tyler Fry at the age of 13 in Kincardine, Ontario, TyFry’s revolutionary product range has grown from the first handmade prototype to include the international best-selling TyFry Classic, Platinum, Ultimate, Ultimate Practice and the groundbreaking myTyFry Ultimate Custom tenor drum mallets. Tyler is internationally recognized as the leading percussionist of a generation in the art of pipe band tenor drumming. By the age of 15, he had won every major professional solo tenor drumming event in North America; including the Canadian, United States and North American Championships. His band honours include three-time winner of the Grade One World Bass Drum Section Championship with the 78th Fraser Highlanders Pipe Band of Toronto, as well as countless Scottish, British, European and World band and drum corps titles with Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band and the Spirit of Scotland Pipe Band under the leadership of the legendary Drum Major Jim Kilpatrick MBE. Nowadays Tyler travels extensively throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia conducting masterclasses and seminars, presenting and commentating at major events, and performing regularly on international tours with the infamous bagrock group, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers. For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com #washingtondc #dc #military #DMV #nonprofit #drumline #drumcorps #marchingarts #percussion #PASIC #percussivearts #education #tradition #culture #podcast
Weaving Tapestry and Heritage - Inside the ScotlandShop - Episode #38 with Anna White
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Weaving Tapestry and Heritage - Inside the ScotlandShop - Episode #38 with Anna White

Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast "Where the World's Musical Traditions Come to Life." 🔔 Subscribe for exclusive updates and offers! Tag @thewashingtontattoo on social media and use hashtag #sharethetradition The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. ___________________________________________________________ EPISODE #38 Anna White Meet Anna White, tartan aficionado, a dairy farmer’s daughter, lover of all things outdoors and founder of ScotlandShop, a multi-million pound retail business operating internationally. Winner of the Women’s Enterprise Scotland International Business award and the DIT Made in the UK, Sold Worldwide Awards, Anna has 20 years of experience in the retail world of Scottish textiles. Initially inspired to support the rural economy and incredible textiles industry in the Scottish Borders, Anna’s ecomm operation has expanded to shops in Scotland and the US, with a long list of events around the world to make sure everyone has a chance to unearth their heritage and join the tartan clan. For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com #washingtondc #dc #military #DMV #nonprofit #drumline #drumcorps #marchingarts #percussion #PASIC #percussivearts #education #tradition #culture #podcast
Military, Music, & Marines - Episode #36 with Jesse Sieff
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Military, Music, & Marines - Episode #36 with Jesse Sieff

Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast "Where the World's Musical Traditions Come to Life." 🔔 Subscribe for exclusive updates and offers! Tag @thewashingtontattoo on social media and use hashtag #sharethetradition The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. ___________________________________________________________ EPISODE #36 Jesse Sieff In 2016, Jesse enlisted in the Marine Corps as an active duty musician stationed at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., with the “The Commandant’s Own” United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps. During his four years as a percussionist with "The Commandant's Own", Jesse’s aptitude for creating media content was heavily utilized in the unit’s Public Affairs Office. Jesse’s videography work was recognized beyond the company level and led to collaborations with the Marine Barracks Washington Battalion COMMSTRAT, The USMC Color Guard, The USMC Silent Drill Platoon, and beyond. Jesse holds a B.A. from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Department of Music, and an A.S. in Computer Aided Drafting & Design from the CCAC Department of Civil Engineering. A veteran percussionist in Drum Corps International and Winter Guard International, Jesse has an extensive background in the marching arts activity and over a decade of experience as an educator with independent, scholastic, and collegiate percussion ensembles. Jesse continues to share his passion for music through a variety of methods, and is a sought-after clinician, online percussion instructor, and published composer. Currently, Jesse is the proud owner of Sieff Studios, a media production company based in Annapolis, MD. His strong foundation in the musical and visual arts combined with his love for community and military service brought Jesse to the production team of The Washington Tattoo in 2019. He is passionate about creating and sharing media experiences that reflect his background and values, and is thrilled to promote musical, cultural, and educational experiences through this world class organization. Jesse in an endorsed artist with Gridbook Percussion Education, Dynasty Titan, Innovative Percussion, Reflexx, and Grover Pro Percussion. For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com #washingtondc #dc #military #DMV #nonprofit #drumline #drumcorps #marchingarts #percussion #PASIC #percussivearts #education #tradition #culture #podcast
A Performance Fit for a King - Episode #35
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A Performance Fit for a King - Episode #35

Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast "Where the World's Musical Traditions Come to Life." 🔔 Subscribe for exclusive updates and offers! Tag @thewashingtontattoo on social media and use hashtag #sharethetradition The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. ___________________________________________________________ EPISODE #35 - A Performance Fit for a King The Mountbatten Festival of Music returns, features the Massed Bands of His Majesty’s Royal Marines, performs at the Royal Albert Hall in the heart of London. This concert displays the outstanding versatility of some of the world’s finest military musicians while guests are given the “West End” treatment with spectacular lighting effects. The Festival sees the Royal Marines showcase their incredible musicianship and pageantry and features a wide range of musical styles, including music from the big screen and superb solo items, as well as the traditional marches and overtures that have proved such a hit with audiences over the years. For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com #washingtondc #dc #military #DMV #nonprofit #drumline #drumcorps #marchingarts #percussion #PASIC #percussivearts #education #tradition #culture #podcast
An insight into all things Gaelic - Episode #34 with Joy Dunlop
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An insight into all things Gaelic - Episode #34 with Joy Dunlop

Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast "Where the World's Musical Traditions Come to Life." 🔔 Subscribe for exclusive updates and offers! Tag @thewashingtontattoo on social media and use hashtag #sharethetradition The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. ___________________________________________________________ EPISODE #34 Joy Dunlop Gaelic Singer | TV & Radio Presenter | Scottish Stepdancer | Educator Joy Dunlop’s singing career is the result of a life–long fascination with Scotland’s traditional music and has led her all over the world; from major Celtic festivals, to touring the UK, Europe, Canada, USA, Japan and New Zealand. Through her singing, she showcases Gaelic music and song in a contemporary way that always remains true to its roots. Nominated as Gaelic Singer of the Year 2020, 2016, 2011 & 2010, she has also won both the coveted Royal National Mòd Gold Medal and the Oban Times Gold Medal and is the only person to be crowned both Traditional Singer of the Year & Traditional Dance Champion at the Pan Celtic Festival. She’s released three highly acclaimed solo albums, Caoir, Dùsgadh and Faileasan and also, Dithis; a duo album with her brother Andrew. Joy is also the driving force between ‘Gaelic/Gaeilge supergroup’, LAS and has featured on a range of collaborative albums. A popular television & radio broadcaster, Joy is involved with a wide range of music, current affairs and light entertainment programmes. With her trademark poise and depth of knowledge, Joy’s warmth and enthusiasm have made her increasing in-demand in television and radio broadcasts alike; from presenting the weather on both BBC Scotland & BBC Alba, to fronting SpeakGaelic; a wide-ranging, multi-faceted learning brand, offering the most comprehensive approach to learning Scottish Gaelic in a generation. She also presents the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year competition and often hosts well known music programme Travelling Folk. Joy is also the creator and co-host of the popular Scottish Gaelic and irish podcast ‘A-nunn ’s Anall’. A fluent Gaelic speaker, with an honours degree in Gaelic Language and Culture, Joy has taught Gaelic language and song courses across the globe and in her spare time, she also conducts the Alba Choir; Scotland’s first and only Eurovision entry, who participated in the 2019 Eurovision Choir of the Year finals in Gothenburg, Sweden. She is also the director of Seachdain na Gàidhlig / World Gaelic Week - the first official nationwide language and culture week to be held in Scotland. Seachdain na Gàidhlig aims to raise the profile of Gaelic through community initiatives, projects and events. It provides the opportunity for both Gaelic speakers and those without the language to take part in a way that suits them; here in Scotland and further afield. See www.joydunlop.com for further details. For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com #washingtondc #dc #military #DMV #nonprofit #drumline #drumcorps #marchingarts #percussion #PASIC #percussivearts #education #tradition #culture #podcast
10 years of Excellence, Showmanship & Pageantry - Episode #33 with Brigadier David Allfrey MBE
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10 years of Excellence, Showmanship & Pageantry - Episode #33 with Brigadier David Allfrey MBE

Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast "Where the World's Musical Traditions Come to Life." 🔔 Subscribe for exclusive updates and offers! Tag @thewashingtontattoo on social media and use hashtag #sharethetradition The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. ___________________________________________________________ EPISODE #33 David Allfrey Experienced tourism, hospitality and major events Senior Executive, Brigadier David Allfrey MBE has built a successful military career and lasting name as the CEO/Producer of the world-renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. David currently helps companies, local, regional and national authorities and Governments develop focussed, innovative, deliverable and sustainable strategies and plans. A personable, energetic, and innovative leader, Brigadier Allfrey’s inspirational leadership showcases his reputation for accurate analysis, vision casting, and building confident and dynamic teams. We are honored and humbled to call Brigadier David Allfrey MBE a friend and advisor to the Washington Tattoo. Full CV: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14maHolNCUsKaD0zp6bIdkIH0wSBjNnzQ/view?usp=sharing For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com #washingtondc #dc #military #DMV #nonprofit #drumline #drumcorps #marchingarts #percussion #PASIC #percussivearts #education #tradition #culture #podcast
100 years of Army Service - Episode #32 with David Coker
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100 years of Army Service - Episode #32 with David Coker

Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast "Where the World's Musical Traditions Come to Life." 🔔 Subscribe for exclusive updates and offers! Tag @thewashingtontattoo on social media and use hashtag #sharethetradition The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. ___________________________________________________________ EPISODE #32 David Coker David Coker has 43 years of experience in nonprofit management and the military health system. He was selected as the first employee of Fisher House Foundation in 1994 when the program had 14 houses. He has the privilege of working with Ken Fisher, the Fisher family, and the Board of Trustees to expand the Foundation’s programs and the network of Fisher Houses. The program has flourished and is now recognized as one of the premiere nonprofits working to support the quality of life for our military and veteran families. David joined the Foundation in 1994 following his retirement from the U. S. Army. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and a Master of Health Administration from the U. S. Army - Baylor University Graduate Program in Health Care Administration. Coker has served on the Board of Directors for the Military, Veterans, and Patriotic Service Organizations of America and the Independent Charities of America. Coker first became involved with the Fisher House program as a volunteer at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. He helped prepare the house for its first guests. He also founded and served as the first elected president of the Friends of the Fisher House at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, a local nonprofit organization established to support the Fisher House. Coker comes from a military family with more than 100 years of service in the United States Army. For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com #washingtondc #dc #military #DMV #nonprofit #drumline #drumcorps #marchingarts #percussion #PASIC #percussivearts #education #tradition #culture #podcast
We Stand With You! AAFMAA’s Director of Partnerships - Episode #31 with Sarah Bumgardner
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We Stand With You! AAFMAA’s Director of Partnerships - Episode #31 with Sarah Bumgardner

Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast "Where the World's Musical Traditions Come to Life." 🔔 Subscribe for exclusive updates and offers! Tag @thewashingtontattoo on social media and use hashtag #sharethetradition The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. ___________________________________________________________ EPISODE #31 Sarah Bumgardner Sarah Bumgardner is the Director of Partnerships and Member Engagement with AAFMAA. Sarah previously served AAFMAA as the Senior Veterans Affairs Coordinator in Reston, VA., as the SpouseLink Ambassador for the Camp Lejeune area, as a Relationship Manager for AAFMAA Wealth Management and Trust and as a member of the Member Benefits Team. Sarah was a military spouse for 11 years, is a mother of 2 boys, and enjoys spending her time outdoors. Graduating from Auburn University with a Health and Hospital Administration degree and minor in business, she loves first and foremost helping others. For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com #washingtondc #dc #military #DMV #nonprofit #drumline #drumcorps #marchingarts #percussion #PASIC #percussivearts #education #tradition #culture #podcast
The Mastermind Behind "The Force" Display Team - Episode #30 with Paula Braden
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The Mastermind Behind "The Force" Display Team - Episode #30 with Paula Braden

Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast "Where the World's Musical Traditions Come to Life." 🔔 Subscribe for exclusive updates and offers! Tag @thewashingtontattoo on social media and use hashtag #sharethetradition The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. ___________________________________________________________ EPISODE #30 Paula Braden Paula Monahan, nee Braiden, is currently an RSPBA Drum Major Adjudicator and retired competitor. She has also been a Drum Major teacher for 23 years through her role as Director of PB Class of Drum Majors, and within this time, she has developed several accomplished champion Drum Majors, including 5x World Champions. As a previous competitor herself, she holds the following titles and honors: 6x times World Champion, 5x times consecutive World Champion runner-up, 15x British, 11x European, 13x Scottish, 3x UK, 7x Cowal, 12x Ulster, and 12x All Ireland Champion titles spanning over a 25-year career period. She also has RSPBA PDQB in musical theory for Grade 4 Piping and Grade 5 Drumming. On top of this, she has also been Senior Drum Major at several prestigious international musical Tattoo events. She served as the Senior Drum Major for 8x years at Avenches Festival Tattoo (Switzerland), 2x years at St. Gallen Tattoo (Switzerland), 1x year at Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival (Moscow), and various other international musical tattoos and events across the globe. She has also had the pleasure and experience of co-producing the massed pipes and drums at the Avenches Festival Tattoo, St. Gallen Tattoo, Spasskaya Tower International Military Music Festival, and the Walled City Tattoo (Derry/Londonderry), including several indoor mini tattoos based within Northern Ireland. For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com #washingtondc #dc #military #DMV #nonprofit #drumline #drumcorps #marchingarts #percussion #PASIC #percussivearts #education #tradition #culture #podcast
Drumming Around The World with Top Secret Drum Corps Alumni - Episode #29 with Florian Hediger
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Drumming Around The World with Top Secret Drum Corps Alumni - Episode #29 with Florian Hediger

Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast "Where the World's Musical Traditions Come to Life." 🔔 Subscribe for exclusive updates and offers! Tag @thewashingtontattoo on social media and use hashtag #sharethetradition The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. ___________________________________________________________ EPISODE #29 Florian Hediger Florian Hediger was born and raised in Basel, Switzerland, also known as „the capital of rudimental drumming“. The city has a rich culture of rudimental drumming with over 5000 drummers in the traditional „Fasnacht“. Florian started drumming at 7 years old in a group for Fasnacht called „Spale-Clique“. At 16 years old, he joined the drum school of the world famous show drumming group Top Secret Drum Corps. After 3 years he made the cut and became member of the snare line of TSDC. From 2012 to 2018 (with a brief absence in 2017) he travelled with the corps to China, USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, all over Europe and many more. During his career in TSDC, he performed twice in The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and twice in his hometown at the Basel Tattoo. One of the highlights was definitely the 90. birthday celebrations for H.M. The Queen at Windsor Castle in 2016. Today Florian is teaching children and adults in the traditional „Basel-Style“ and still drumming himself in Spale-Clique. He is also an active serving member of the Swiss Army as a rudimental drummer. For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com #washingtondc #dc #military #DMV #nonprofit #drumline #drumcorps #marchingarts #percussion #PASIC #percussivearts #education #tradition #culture #podcast
Service, History, Race, Music, and Faith in America - Episode #28 with Don Fransisco
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Service, History, Race, Music, and Faith in America - Episode #28 with Don Fransisco

Welcome to The Washington Tattoo Podcast "Where the Wold's Musical Traditions Come to Life." 🔔 Subscribe for exclusive updates and offers! Tag @thewashingtontattoo on social media and use hashtag #sharethetradition The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. ___________________________________________________________ EPISODE #28 Sergeant First Class (SFC) Retired Donald Paul Francisco Don Francisco is a New Orleans, LA native. He graduated from St. Augustine High School in May of 1983 and enlisted in the US Army that Summer. He graduated from the Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, VA. He served with The 5th Infantry Division (Mech) Band in Fort Polk, LA, The 8th U S Army Band In Seoul, South Korea and retired from active duty with The US Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (formerly known as Fort Myer), Virginia, which was his last duty assignment. He also traveled extensively performing nationally and internationally. Total length of service 30 years. While on active duty he attended Northern Virginia Community College, Washington Bible College, University of Maryland, NSU of Louisiana and George Mason University pursuing studies in Music, Education, Public Relations and American History. He performs Gospel, Classical, Colonial, Jazz, Folk and a few standards on various flutes, fifes, penny whistles and panpipes. Currently he is a History Interpreter & Resident Fifer at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, where he talks about the importance of music in the American Revolution, from critical communication to enjoyable entertainment. He also performs at schools, various local venues, assisted living & nursing homes. He actively ministers in music at his home church, International Calvary Church in Springfield, VA. He has been married for the past 33 years to Grace Kang Francisco of Seoul, South Korea. They have two adult sons; Samuel & Jonathan. He welcomes you to contact him at flute4JESUS@gmail.com For more information and donations, find us at www.TheWashingtonTattoo.com #washingtondc #dc #military #DMV #nonprofit #drumline #drumcorps #marchingarts #percussion #PASIC #percussivearts #education #tradition #culture #podcast
"Legends of Tradition and Music" with Alasdair Hutton - The Washington Tattoo Podcast, Ep: #26
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"Legends of Tradition and Music" with Alasdair Hutton - The Washington Tattoo Podcast, Ep: #26

Welcome the The Washington Tattoo Podcast! "Where the world's musical traditions some to life" Thank you for listening and please consider subscribing and helping us #sharethetradition! For more information about us, the podcast, and our upcoming events, please visit us at https://www.thewashingtontattoo.com/ _________________________________ LINKS: Enjoy Episode #26! Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1cIQKs8GB16c9lo24U6UzA Apple Music: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-washington-tattoo-podcast/id1526474988 Direct mp3 Download: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1234208/10707374-legends-of-tradition-and-music-with-alasdair-hutton-the-washington-tattoo-podcast-ep-26.mp3?download=true ________________________________ ABOUT OUR GUST: We are thrilled to welcome our guest: Alasdair Hutton Alasdair Hutton has managed to cram so much into his life, firstly starting off as a journalist before moving on as a Broadcaster for the BBC, He then joined the Parachute Regiment as a paratrooper where he served from 1964-1986 Alasdair also served as a Member of the European Parliament between 1979-1989, However is most famous role came in 1992 when he was asked to be the official storyteller of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo an appointment he held for 29 years. During his time with the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo he also penned a couple of Tattoo themed children’s books aptly named ‘The Tattoo Fox, The Tattoo Fox makes new Friends and The Castle Cat’ he also wrote his autobiography “The Greatest Show on earth”. Alasdair was awarded the OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 1986 for his military service. ______________________________________ THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Podcast producer: https://www.sieffstudios.com/ Education Partner: https://prologixpercussion.com/ Episode Sponsor: https://www.maclellanbagpipes.com _____________________________________ For more information and donations, visit us at https://www.thewashingtontattoo.com/
LEADERSHIP INSIGHTS - Sgt. Maj. of the Army Dan Dailey (Ret.) - The Washington Tattoo Podcast #25
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LEADERSHIP INSIGHTS - Sgt. Maj. of the Army Dan Dailey (Ret.) - The Washington Tattoo Podcast #25

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, U.S. Army retired is a native of Palmerton, Pennsylvania. Dailey enlisted in the Army in 1989 and attended basic training and advanced individual training as an 11B (infantryman) at Fort Benning, Georgia. During his career, Dailey held every enlisted leadership position in the mechanized infantry, ranging from Bradley Fighting Vehicle commander to command sergeant major. Dailey has served with the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Infantry Divisions stateside and overseas. In March 2009, he was selected as the 4th Infantry Division command sergeant major, where he served as both the command sergeant major of Fort Carson, Colorado, and U.S. Division‐North, Iraq. In 2011, Dailey was selected to serve as the command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). Dailey was sworn in as the 15th sergeant major of the Army on Jan. 30, 2015, and relinquished the position on Aug. 9, 2019. In addition to four tours in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn, Dailey deployed in support of Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He earned the Bronze Star with Valor for his leadership during the 4th Infantry Division’s two‐month Battle for Sadr City in 2008. Dailey is a graduate of class 54 of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy and the Command Sergeants Major Course. Dailey holds a Bachelor of Science (Summa Cum Laude) from Excelsior College. In January of 2020, Dailey joined the executive team at the Association of the U.S. Army, where he serves as vice president of Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier Programs. Dailey has been married to his wife, Holly, for 28 years. They have one son, Dakota. _______________________________________________________________________ The Washington Tattoo is an international music and arts festival coming to the DC metro area. Our podcast explores the lives and stories of world renowned musicians, dancers, producers, choreographers, artists, educators, arts advocates, and those who serve our arts community at large. For more information and donations, find us at https://www.thewashingtontattoo.com #sharethetradition
The 2022 Washington Tattoo Gala
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The 2022 Washington Tattoo Gala

Join us on April 4, 2022! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-washington-tattoo-gala-22-tickets-231707020937 The Washington Tattoo will be hosting our Gala '22 at the Winery at Bull Run! This event will feature the finest music, entertainment, wine and food. Our guests will enjoy traditional music performed throughout the winery, along with hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer. The evening will conclude with a traditional Tattoo performance that will delight our guests. We will also have amazing silent auction items that will include a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland, historic British Regimental Drum, original paintings by White Historic Art plus many more amazing items! We are also offering a VIP ticket option, which will include special music performances, guest speakers and an opportunity to meet the artists from White Historic Art in an exclusive area. These talented artists will also be displaying several works of art during the VIP portion of the event. The VIP event will take place in the production winery and adjacent tasting room and will begin at 6:00pm. Beginning at 7:00pm all guests will be invited to the main building for The Washington Tattoo Gala '22 event. Attire: Cocktail/business attire, military dress, dresses and appropriate shoes to stroll through the vineyard while enjoying music, food and wine along with multiple photo ops with musicians, artists and kilted pipers. (event will be held indoors and outdoors). Sponsorships are available in multiple tiers. Please contact edward_krzysik@thewashingtontattoo.com for further sponsorship or event information.
LIBBY WESTPHAL - The Washington Tattoo Podcast: Episode #21
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LIBBY WESTPHAL - The Washington Tattoo Podcast: Episode #21

Libby Westphal is a native of Sperryville, Virginia. She now resides in her private retreat with her loving husband and son in Leesburg. Growing up in the suburbs of Washington D.C., Libby quickly developed a love for the small-town life. She takes pride in being a United States Air Force Veteran and an avid community volunteer. Being a mother, wife, sister, and veteran does not overshadow Libby as a true fighter. Libby has endured over 12 surgeries and 3 months of tough chemotherapy to battle ovarian cancer. She did not let the life changing battle define her. Libby knew that she needed to secure her future with her son. She made a commitment to choose life and fitness as her “beacon of hope.” This choice did not come easy, but determination prevailed. Her family, personal accountability, and goal setting has kept her on track. Over time, she has developed a passion for health and fitness. Her newfound devotion led her to a successful journey to lose 70-pounds and go down 10 sizes. She is fully committed to her new lifestyle and in return has become one of the Top National Physique Committee (NPC) Competitors. Her proven experience has created a path for her to become a Certified Personal Trainer, as well as a Certified Aging & Women’s Health Specialist. Libby has started her own training and lifestyle company named “110% FIT”, while being crowned Transcontinental Mrs. USA in 2019. Libby has made appearances at the Virginia Women’s Business Conference, The American Cancer Society Survivor’s Luncheon, and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. Through it all, she has had the same mission in mind; inspire others towards change and personal growth. She shamelessly believes in motivating others to live a healthy lifestyle. She finds great pleasure in sharing her journey to inspire, motivate and transform others. She embodies her personal mantra, “Become the Victor in life and not the Victim” ~Libby Westphal~ www.libbywestphal.com
The Washington Tattoo Podcast: EPISODE #20 - SCOTT VEDDER
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The Washington Tattoo Podcast: EPISODE #20 - SCOTT VEDDER

Scott Vedder is the author of Signs of a Great Résumé, the #1 best-selling résumé book on Amazon.com,Signs of a Great Résumé: Veterans Edition, and the newly-released books Signs of a Great Interview and Signs of a Great Interview: Veterans Edition. His expertise on military veteran career transitions has been recognized by the White House, Pentagon, and veteran service organizations nationwide. Scott conducted over 5,000 interviews as a Fortune 100 recruiter. He now serves as a professional speaker, consultant and expert on résumés, interviews, and career transitions with a focus on helping military veterans and military spouses succeed in the civilian workforce. His inspiring dedication to the veteran and military spouses community has helped thousands of service men and women. By using the acronym P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Scott highlights the incredible attributes our service members bring to the table: I Possess Values I am Accountable I am Trainable I am Respectful I take Initiative I am On time I am aTeam player Scott is happy to speak to your team of professionals, veterans service organization, student group or the media about résumés,interviews and more. Scott's presentations are entertaining, educational and full of !@#$%, the Signs of a Great Résumé! Scott regularly appears for in-person engagements and virtual meetings and he's available for travel across the country and internationally. You can find more information about Scott on his website http://www.authorscottvedder.com/home.html.
EPISODE #17 TATTOO TALKS DRUM MAJORS
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BILL BACHMAN EPISODE #14
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Ep #11: Featuring Legendary Teachers, Arrangers, and Performers Ralph Hardimon & Glen Crosby
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Ep #11: Featuring Legendary Teachers, Arrangers, and Performers Ralph Hardimon & Glen Crosby

We Are Back! Episode #11 Is Now Live! Featuring: Ralph Hardimon & Glen Crosby Ralph Hardimon is currently one of the leading authorities in marching percussion. As a world-renowned educator in percussion, Ralph has traveled all over the world to work with percussion ensembles, marching bands, and drum corps. Ralph is currently a music judge for Winter Guard International (WGI) and Bands of America (BOA). Ralph Hardimon was inducted into the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame in 2000. He received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from Sabian in 2004. Glen Crosby has been in the marching arts since 1980. Over that time, he has held various roles from a tenor instructor to program coordinator with numerous DCI, WGI and BOA groups. Currently, Glen’s schedule involves being Program Coordinator and Percussion Director for Pacific Crest Drum Corps, and drum line instructor for the UCLA Marching Band. After decades in the activity, he still finds great joy in teaching students of all ages and experience levels. Find this great interview on #Spotify, #YouTube, #ApplePodcasts or where ever you consume your podcast content. ⭐️ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-washington-tattoo-podcast/id1526474988?fbclid=IwAR0ftsL_VON6iAIFKE1I-hiQ9aYv1D1tsDvFGsX9TbAIMGDGhpKCkfFJLgk ⭐️ #ShareTheTradition #MusicConnects #philosphy #values #dedication #ACallToArmsAndArts” ⭐️ Mapex & Majestic Marching Percussion MAPEX Drums Germany Evans Drumheads, Promark, SABIAN Prologix Percussion Tapspace Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce @Potomac-Promoters Sieff Studios