Hard to believe but 100 days from today the 2012 Basel Tattoo will open (Friday, July 13, 2012). An impressive International cast has been assembled for this year's event, featuring performance groups from the UK, Switzerland, Denmark, Russia, New Zealand, Australia and, of course, the USA. Stay tuned for the final list of performers when known.
Our first Basel Tattoo Music & Drill Rehearsal weekend will take place from April 14th through the 16th: we will have all of our team members assembled from across the USA and our 3 fifers from Basel. Watch this blog for a full report after the Big Weekend.
April will also mark the beginning of a year-long commeration of MCV's 30th anniversary. A celebration of the ensemble's history will be held for current members and Alumni during the April rehearsal weekend. Keeping in the fine tradition of MCV, we will finish the long weekend on April 16th by marching two Patriots Day parades in Lexington and Concord, MA and performing in concert with the Boston Camerata in Cambridge, MA. I think it is safe to say that this will be a memorable weekend.
-George March, Fifer/MCV Webmaster