2016 Scout House Tattoo Features Two Diplomats In Line Up
A double does of drum corps diplomacy will be applied to the 7th annual Scout House Tattoo, with the Diplomats Drum and Bugle Corps of Windsor, Ontario joining Les Diplomates of Quebec City in the line up for the August 20 field show exhibition.
Other groups appearing on the field at University Stadium on Seagram Drive in Waterloo include the Hitmen of Rochester, New York; Burlington Teen Tour Band; Dixie Demons Jazz Band; Hep Cat Hoppers swing music dance group; Kawartha Kavaliers drum and bugle corps; Preston Scout House Cadets youth drum and bugle corps; Scout House Silver Leaves brass ensemble and Preston Scout House Band.
The 7th annual Scout House Invitational Tattoo will be a salute to the corps, cadets and bands of southern Ontario counties with the opening ceremonies including a march past featuring uniforms, flags and other memorabilia of various groups. Entertainment begins at 6:30 pm.
Advance Tattoo tickets priced at $12 are available from a number of locations, including area Home Hardware stores; the Centre in the Square theatre box office in Kitchener; through snapd Kitchener/Waterloo, a free monthly print publication and website and from Scout House Band members. Tickets sold at the stadium on August 20 will cost $15. Children age 12 and under will be admitted free. More information is available at: http://scouthousetattoo.com
The Diplomats of Windsor will be making their first appearance in the Tattoo. The group was founded in 2012 as a non-profit musical organization dedicated to providing youths aged 8 – 22 with free music and dance education, with performance opportunities in various regional festivals, events and celebrations.
The Kawartha Kavaliers of Lindsay, Ontario, also appearing for the first time, are one of the most popular performers at parades and other events in southeastern Ontario and upstate New York.
The Tattoo line up this year also includes popular groups from outside the marching arts community. The Dixie Demons were formed in 1984 at Humber College in Toronto for a school function. Three decades later the Dixie Demons still turn heads and set toes tapping with catchy, exciting arrangements of traditional jazz numbers at corporate and private events, concerts, festivals, and clubs. The Hep Cat Hoppers dance group of Kitchener will translate those jazz tunes into dance routines from the Swing Band era. The Hep Cat Hoppers have been nominated for artistic excellence in the performing arts category of sustained development and positive impact on the Waterloo Region community. The group also offers private or group swing dance lessons and DJ services in Waterloo Region.
Preston Scout House Band Inc. is a multi-unit organization, offering individuals of any age the opportunity to “Arrange the soundtrack of your life” in marching arts activities starting as young as age 8 and continuing throughout life. These units are:
*Preston Scout House Cadets youth drum and bugle corps for young men and women up to age 22, Silver Award winners at this year’s Drumline Ontario provincial championships;
*Preston Scout House Band for those over age 18, performing more than 20 concerts, parades and field shows annually across southern Ontario and neighbouring states;
*Silver Leaves brass ensemble, which rehearses in the winter for appearances at drum corps and community events throughout the year;
*Magic of Scout House competitive winter guard, undefeated in its first two seasons of North East Color Guard Circuit contests;
*Heritage Drill Team, with members wearing tight black shorts, knee socks, short sleeved burgundy tunics, white gauntlets and Aussie hats as in the 1950 and ‘60s.
Preston Scout House Band, Inc. is a non-profit corporation with registered charity status able to issue tax receipts to donors, incorporated under the Corporations Act of the Province of Ontario on November 29, 1956.
For more information about all Preston Scout House activities, contact Activities Coordinator Nancy Weiler at telephone (519) 653-3376, email prestonscouthouseband [dot] adm [at] sympatico [dot] ca or visit the website at: scouthouseband.com