Scout House Tattoo Salute To Waterloo Region Corps, Bands

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scout_house_100x100The 2016 Scout House Invitational Tattoo will salute the drum and bugle corps, Cadets corps and bands of today and yesterday from Waterloo Region and surrounding southern Ontario counties and regions. Members of all these groups will be asked to dig out old uniforms and flags to participate in a march-on ceremony to open the Tattoo. Participating in the Tattoo events will give people an opportunity to re-unite with old friends during the early evening barbecue in the park adjacent to University Stadium, during the Tattoo and at the afterglow session.

Those interested in participating should contact bpugh [at] sympatico [dot] ca for more details or to make suggestions for the salute ceremony. Tattoo organizers have already identified more than 20 area groups whose members may wish to participate.

The Tattoo will take place Saturday, August 20 in University Stadium, 81 Seagram Drive, Waterloo, the Tattoo’s home stadium since the first show in 2010. Gates will open at 5:30 pm, with entertainment beginning at 6:30 pm. The tentative line up for the evening field show includes Les Diplomates Drum and Bugle Corps of Quebec City, Quebec; the Hitmen Brass Band of Rochester, New York; the Burlington Teen Tour Band of Burlington, Ontario; Kawartha Kavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps of Lindsay, Ontario; Preston Scout House Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps of Cambridge, Ontario; the Silver Leaves Brass Ensemble, one of the five Scout House performing units, of Cambridge, Ontario; Scout House Band of Cambridge, Ontario.

Since the original group was formed in 1938 as an innovative new activity for members of the 1st Preston Scout Troop, Scout House Band has presented more than 200 songs to audiences across North America, including traditional military marches, hymns, Broadway and movie songs, Latin rhythms, radio hits, dance songs and original compositions by instructors of the day. The current version of the group first performed in 1999. Since then, Scout House Band has performed more than 450 concerts, street parades and field shows in Ontario, Quebec and 10 American states from Michigan to Florida.

Preston Scout House Band Inc. now offers anyone of any age the opportunity to “Arrange the soundtrack of your life” in marching arts activities starting at age 10 and continuing throughout life. Units within the Scout House Band Inc. family include Preston Scout House Cadets drum and bugle corps for young people up to age 22, Magic of Scout House competitive winter guard, Scout House Band for adults over 18, Silver Leaves brass ensemble and the Scout House heritage drill team. Non-performing members are welcome to join to help offer important support services to the organization.

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

Posted by on Thursday, April 14th, 2016. Filed under DCA News, FrontPage Feature.