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Okanagan Military Tattoo Society returns with a new show, uniting the community through music

This year’s show offers special pricing for seniors, children and youth.
Mark your calendars, gather your loved ones and prepare to be swept away by the magic of music and the joy of community at this year’s show.

Featuring 400+ performers and utilizing 100+ volunteers, this year’s Okanagan Military Tattoo’s show is “The Sounds of Celebration” and it promises an experience like no other!

For those new to the world of the Okanagan Military Tattoo Society. Every year they showcase an event that presents music, marching and entertainment with a bit of a military flair. It typically features performances by military bands, pipe bands, drill teams and other performers from various branches of the armed forces.

The event often includes traditional bagpipe music, highland dancing, precision drill routines, and displays of other cultures. Youth and their energy play a big part in their show as does the excitement of other cultures. There is also a Tribute to our Veterans, “Lest We Forget”.

This year, event organizers are excited to showcase more than just a show – it’s a celebration of unity, diversity and the power of music to bring people together.

With special pricing for seniors and veterans and a “Kids Are Free” program, the event ensures accessibility for all. Derek Hall, Co-founder of the Okanagan Military Tattoo Society, says the dedicated volunteers whose efforts bring the celebration to life are the reason the event continues to return year after year.

“We are immensely grateful to our dedicated volunteers whose tireless efforts bring this celebration to life. Their passion and commitment are the driving force behind the magic of The Sounds of Celebration,” Hall says. “We also extend our sincere appreciation to our sponsors, whose generosity makes this event possible, enriching our community and spreading joy far and wide.”

Norman Crerar, executive producer of the show, expresses gratitude to everyone joining “The Sounds of Celebration,” recognizing their support as the heartbeat of the event. Together, they create moments of joy and unity that resonate far beyond the stage.

With the big show now less than a month away, organizers are still looking to fill various volunteer roles, including:

● House facility workers, tasked with arranging chairs, tables and curtains.

● Front-of-house volunteers, handling tickets and programs.

● Production assistants, setting up the stage, managing backstage, handling props and operating spotlights.

● Ushers, who’ll guide audience members to seats and assist as needed.

● Food and beverage volunteers will prepare and serve refreshments.

● Traffic control and parking staff, overseeing traffic and parking in three lots.

Donations are also being accepted in the build-up to May 25 and 26, with each contribution directly aiding the dedicated performers and volunteers, ensuring they have the resources needed to craft a new show that encapsulates the cultural mosaic of Canada.

Whether you’re a music enthusiast, a dance aficionado, or simply looking for a memorable night out with family and friends, “The Sounds of Celebration” has something for everyone. Mark your calendars, gather your loved ones, and prepare to be swept away by the magic of music and the joy of community at this year’s show.

Tickets for May 25 and 26 can be purchased at TicketSeller. Experience the extravaganza firsthand and immerse yourself in the celebration of culture, unity, and the power of music!