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International Military Tattoo
Programme
Programme
About the Performers
About the Performers
Outdoor Carnival
Outdoor Carnival
Exhibition
Exhibition
Other Free Activities
Other Free Activities
Ticketing
Ticketing
Trailer
Trailer

Due to overwhelming response, there will be limited seats which are originally blocked for technical use and seats with restricted view ($150 each) available for sale on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

The Russian Frontier Guard Band will not be able to participate in the International Military Tattoo.  The presenter is pleased to have invited The Brass Band of the Red-Banner Eastern Military District’s Headquarters (Khabarovsk), Russia to participate in the Tattoo.

 

Splendid Showcase of Pride and Glory     

The Military Band of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, Military Band of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy, Guard of Honour of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, Guard of Honour of the Hong Kong Garrison of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army as well as world-class military bands from Europe, United States and Asia are invited to Hong Kong.  Together with the Hong Kong Police Band and the Hong Kong Association of Choral Societies, they will bring us spectacular performances of military tattoo!

 

Presented by

Home Affairs Bureau

 

Organised by

Leisure and Cultural Services Department

 

Proudly Sponsored by

 

The performance will run for about 2 hours .

Audience are strongly advised to arrive punctually.  Latecomers will only be admitted at a suitable break.

Presenter reserves the right to change the programme and artists.

 

 

 

Participating world-class military bands and local groups

Military Band of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army

Military Band of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy

Guard of Honour of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army

Guard of Honour of the Hong Kong Garrison of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army

The Central Military Band of the General Staff of the Mongolian Armed Forces

The Band of The Royal Netherlands Army Mounted Regiments

The Brass Band of the Red-Banner Eastern Military District’s Headquarters (Khabarovsk), Russia

The Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland with the Pipes and Drums of the 7th Battalion

U.S. 7th Fleet Band

Hong Kong Police Band

Hong Kong Association of Choral Societies

Studiodanz

 

Guard of Honour of local disciplined services including the Hong Kong Police Force, Correctional Services Department, Fire Services Department, Customs and Excise Department and Immigration Department will join the Flag Raising Ceremony.

 

MC: Patrick DUNN, Janis CHAN

 

 

Military Band of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army

The Military Band of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army was founded in 1947 and established subsequently in Beijing in 1952.  As the ceremonial band for state functions, it has performed for visiting heads of states and governments as well as military dignitaries from nearly 200 countries.  Their performances at more than 7 000 major events such as National Day celebrations, the handover ceremonies of Hong Kong and Macao, Beijing Olympics and Shanghai World Expo, were all critically acclaimed.  The Band has given over 6 000 concerts across the Mainland and its overseas performances in over a dozen of countries and regions were warmly received.

 

Military Band of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy

The Military Band of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy was founded in 1986.  As the only professional ceremonial band in the Navy, the Band provides musical support to the People’s Liberation Army headquarters and the Navy on major ceremonial occasions and diplomatic receptions.  It has been engaged in ceremonial duties and performances on more than 1 800 occasions.  In realising its vision to build a young and professional force under systematic management, the Band projects a positive image in its bearing, discipline and performance skills.  Since the Band reflects on the high level of civility in the Navy and helps establishing foreign ties, it is credited as a showcase for the Navy and a force of might, peace and civility.

 

Guard of Honour of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army

The Guard of Honour of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army performs at the reception ceremonies for visiting heads of states and governments, military dignitaries, as well as other public events.  Its performances enjoy high reputation and its foot drills are considered a textbook example for the People’s Liberation Army.  The Women’s Battalion formed in 2014 has captured media attention globally soon after its debut at a diplomatic ceremony in the same year.  Its formation marked the structural modernisation of the People’s Liberation Army and helped raise the prestige of China while at the same time fostering its relations with other countries.

 

Guard of Honour of the Hong Kong Garrison of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army

The Guard of Honour of the Hong Kong Garrison of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army was formed in 1994.  It comprises three formations of the Navy, the Army, and the Air Force and performs at Flag Raising Ceremonies and other ceremonial occasions during festivities.  The Guard of Honour is known for its strict training and strives for its best to achieve the highest standards.  It has performed on near a thousand occasions including reviews held in honour of national leaders and military dignitaries, the 1997 Sino-British defence handover ceremony, and the reception ceremony for visiting military attachés to China.  It reflects well on the might and civility of the Garrison and its outstanding performance has drawn accolades from different forces.

 

The Central Military Band of the General Staff of the Mongolian Armed Forces

As the most established professional orchestra in Mongolia, the Central Military Band of the General Staff of the Mongolian Armed Forces has an important role to play in state functions and military occasions.  It has nurtured many famous musicians, conductors, composers as well as award-winning performers.  Aspired to be on par with orchestras in the West, the Band endeavours to introduce the music, culture and arts of Mongolia to audience around the world.  The Band is committed in promoting military music by staging performances and various activities across the country.

 

The Band of The Royal Netherlands Army Mounted Regiments

The Band of The Royal Netherlands Army Mounted Regiments provides musical support for ceremonial and formal occasions, including performances for the Royal House and at Prinsjesdag (Prince’s Day), swearing-in ceremonies, change of command and commemoration ceremonies.  It also performs in concerts organised to promote relations with the community and participates in military tattoos held in the Netherlands and overseas.  The Band continues the traditions of the Bicycle Corps and sometimes performs on bicycles.  Donning the original 1914 uniforms of the Bicycle Corps, the musicians play their distinctive curved brass instruments and impress audience with their spectacular performances at tattoos at home and abroad.

 

The Brass Band of the Red-Banner Eastern Military District’s Headquarters (Khabarovsk), Russia

The Brass Band of the Red-Banner Eastern Military District’s Headquarters (Khabarovsk), Russia is one of the oldest military bands in Russia Far East.  Thanks to its professional musical skills, the band can master music of different styles and genres and its repertoire ranges from folk tunes to pop songs and from Russian classics to works of Western composers.  The Band has received numerous accolades in various contests and festivals at home and abroad.  Over fifty musicians in Band are now contributing their talent and inspiration to preserve the best traditions of musical art. 

 

The Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland with the Pipes and Drums of the 7th Battalion

The Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland has been in existence since 2006.  It supports the British Army and the state on all ceremonial occasions in Scotland.  The Band continues to assert itself as a leader in the world of military music, regularly featured as a mainstay of the world-renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and is in constant demand in festivals across the globe.  Donning the iconic kilts and plaids of the military highland dress while performing music to the highest standards, the Band continues to excite audiences and instils pride in its members.  The Band will be joined by the Pipes and Drums of the 7th Battalion in the ‘International Military Tattoo’.

 

U.S. 7th Fleet Band

The U.S. 7th Fleet Band upholds time-honoured traditions handed down by the Naval Service.  Formed in 1943 with the establishment of the U.S. 7th Fleet, the Band provides musical support to Commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet onboard the flagship USS Blue Ridge.  Comprised of professional musicians from the Navy, the Band has performed for millions of people at military ceremonies and in public concerts.  The Band fosters goodwill and demonstrates the power of musical partnership through music by performing with other military bands from Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, India, Vietnam and many others from the Indo-Pacific Region.

 

Hong Kong Police Band

The Hong Kong Police Band, which comprises a Silver Band and a Pipe Band with a total of 87 members, plays an important role in public and community relations events and fulfils over 600 engagements each year.  The Band has given performances overseas and enjoyed international acclaim.  Its performances at the Shanghai World Expo, the Zurich Police Music Festival, Musikschau der Nationen in Bremen, and the 4th China-South Asia Expo in Kunming, just to name a few, were all well received.

 

Hong Kong Association of Choral Societies

Founded in 1987, the Hong Kong Association of Choral Societies aims at bringing together choral music aficionados, promoting choral art and raising the standard of choral singing in Hong Kong.  As part of its efforts to enhance choral art, the Association also held concerts, talks, singing competitions and symposiums which won wide recognition.

 

Studiodanz

Studiodanz was founded in 2003, with the mission of nurturing local young dancers specializing in street dance, urban dance, jazz, contemporary or girls style and, creating a lively and healthy environment and supporting the development of Hong Kong dance community.  Believing that “dance is for everyone”, Studiodanz provides a wide range of dance trainings for professionals and novices, from hip hop and house to locking and popping, jazz and jazz funk, contemporary and urban dance to breaking and tap dance.  Studiodanz’s distinguished faculty is comprised of both local and overseas experienced instructors, professional dancers and choreographers.  Studiodanz shares with its students not only the knowledge and expertise but also its dedication and passion in dance.

Outdoor Carnival (Admission free)

15-16 July 2017 (Sat-Sun)

2:30pm – 5:30pm

Piazza, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

 

An outdoor fun day with game stalls and more for the families! 

Visiting military bands and representatives from local disciplined services will be performing during 4-5pm.  Come and enjoy their spectacular performances up close!

 

Game Stalls 2:30pm-5:30pm

Piazza Area A & B

  • - Snap & Share
  • - 3D Optical Illusion
  • - Adventure Challenge
  • - Secret Infrared Maze
  • - Cheers with Dogs
  • - Camouflage Face Painting

 

Performance (4pm – 5pm)

Piazza Area C

 

Performing Groups

15.7 (Sat)

Military Band of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy

The Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland with the Pipes and Drums of the 7th Battalion

The Brass Band of the Red-Banner Eastern Military District's Headquarters (Khabarovsk), Russia

The Hong Kong Police Band

Marching Squads and Guards of Honour of Hong Kong Police Force, Correctional Services Department, Fire Services Department, Customs and Excise Department and Immigration Department

Customs and Excise Department Dog Unit

Civil Aid Service Cadet Corps Bicycle Demonstration Team

 

16.7 (Sun)

The Band of The Royal Netherlands Army Mounted Regiments

The Central Military Band of the General Staff of the Mongolian Armed Forces

U.S. 7th Fleet Band

The Hong Kong Police Band

Hong Kong Police Force and Correctional Services Department Dog Units

Customs and Excise Band

The Immigration Band

Auxiliary Medical Service Band

*The Government Flying Service and the Fire Services Department arranging Flypast (15/7) and water jetting performances (15 & 16/7) to kick off.

 

Information on Local Performing Groups

Hong Kong Police Band

The Hong Kong Police Band, which comprises a Silver Band and a Pipe Band with a total of 87 members, plays an important role in public and community relations events and fulfils over 600 engagements each year.  The Band has given performances overseas and enjoyed international acclaim.  Its performances at the Shanghai World Expo, the Zurich Police Music Festival, Musikschau der Nationen in Bremen, and the 4th China-South Asia Expo in Kunming, just to name a few, were all well received.

 

Customs and Excise Band

The Customs and Excise Band was established in 1999, consisting of the Pipe Band and Brass band.  The Commissioner steers the Band as the President and has appointed Mr. Richard TANG Yat-sun, SBS, JP as the Band's Honorary President.  The Band has about 70 bandsmen including services members, trades control officers and civilian staff of the Department.  In addition to providing ceremonial services for the Departmental functions, the Band also participates in community services by performing at functions  (e.g. Chinese New Year Night Parade and Hong Kong Flower Show, Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival) on invitation from the Government parties with the aim of sharing happiness with the public, and promoting healthy living culture of the department.

 

The Immigration Band

The Immigration Band, established in 2015, is an amateur band under the Immigration Department Staff Club.  The band was previously formed in 2012 by a group of colleagues who were military music enthusiasts playing pipes and drums, with the aim of nurturing a healthy and balanced life and upholding the Department’s value of good teamwork.  In just a few years, the music group expanded to become the Immigration Band comprising a marching silver band, a pipe band and a drum corps.  The band now has almost 40 members who come from different units of the Department.  They participate in practices and performance in their spare time.  They have been invited to perform in a variety of large-scale functions inside and outside the Department.

 

Auxiliary Medical Service Band

Formed in February 1970, the Auxiliary Medical Service (AMS) Band consists of a Silver Band, a Pipe Band and a Jazz Band.  Over the past 47 years, the AMS Band has actively participated in performances both in and outside the AMS.  Despite being formed only 5 years ago, the Cadet Corps Drum Team have has already participated in various events.  

 

Civil Aid Service Cadet Corps Bicycle Demonstration Team

The Civil Aid Service Cadet Corps Bicycle Demonstration Team was established in 1972.  Team members not only receive artistic cycling training, but also learn the importance of team spirits, cooperation and to enjoy physical and mental development.  The Team is the only multi-functioned artistic cycling team in Hong Kong.  It can devise different performance athletic and patterns according to the performing condition.  The early events are mainly Chinese artistic cycling such as pausing, moving, human pyramid and unicycling.  The bicycles used in the performance have to be refitted to meet special requirements.  The technique level and standard of the Team have been greatly improved since 1980 when it firstly introduced international indoor artistic cycling techniques and new events like cycling ball games.

 

Marching Squads and Guards of Honour from local disciplined services

The marching squads and guards of honour participating in the carnival come from Hong Kong Police Force, Correctional Services Department, Hong Kong Fire Services Department, Customs and Excise Department and Immigration Department.  They had attended different community services performances such as the department’s passing-out parades, National Day and the HKSAR Establishment Day flag raising ceremonies, parades at Chinese New Year etc.

 

Dog Units from local disciplined services

The dog units participating in the carnival come from Hong Kong Police Force, Correctional Services Department and Customs and Excise Department.  Their daily duty includes carrying out patrol, sniffing for drugs and contrabands, supporting the surveillance of correctional facilities, assisting in passenger and cargo clearance etc.  There are different species of dogs, including German Shepherds, Belgian Shepherd, Rottweiler, Doberman, Springer Spaniels, Labrador Retrievers, Beagles etc.

 

The presenter reserves the right to change the programme and artists.

    

    

    

Admission Free

Fun Facts and Uniforms of the Bands

Foyer, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

6 – 17 May (9am – 11pm) & 18 May (9am – 5pm)

 

Uniforms of the Bands

3/F, Bank of China Tower, 1 Garden Road, Hong Kong

19 – 30 June (9am – 5pm)

 

Fun Facts

Foyer, Yuen Long Theatre

3 July (12noon – 10pm) & 4 – 16 July (9am – 10pm)

 

Fun Facts and Uniforms of the Bands

Level 7 Foyer, Fortune Metropolis, 6 Metropolis Drive, Hung Hom, Kowloon

8 – 14 July (10am – 10pm) & 15 July (10am – 8pm)

Meet-the-Bands

13-15 July 2017 (Thu - Sat)

7pm – 7:45pm

Piazza, Hong Kong Coliseum

Admission free

Meet the members of the military bands face-to-face and take photos with them!

 

 

Community Concert

Performing group: Military Band of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army

15 July 2017 (Sat)

3pm

Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre

Admission free by ticket  (All free admission tickets have been distributed)

Arrangement of stand-by seats:
Reserved seats for ticket holders would be released to the public 15 minutes after the programme commences.

Free admission tickets will be distributed at the Enquiries Counters of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong City Hall, Sha Tin Town Hall and Yuen Long Theatre from 16 June 2017 at 9am onwards. Each person can obtain up to two tickets on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

Programme Enquiries

2268 7321

 

Enquiries

Hong Kong Cultural Centre: 2734 2009

Hong Kong City Hall: 2921 2840

Sha Tin Town Hall: 2694 2509/ 2694 2542

Yuen Long Theatre: 2476 1029

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13.07.2017 (Thu) - 15.07.2017 (Sat)
20:00
Arena, Hong Kong Coliseum
location
$350, $250, $150
15.07.2017 (Sat) - 16.07.2017 (Sun)
14:30
Piazza, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
location
Admission free
15.07.2017 (Sat)
15:00
Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
location
Admission free by ticket
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13.07.2017 (Thu) - 15.07.2017 (Sat)
20:00
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$350, $250, $150
DATE
15.07.2017 (Sat) - 16.07.2017 (Sun)
14:30
PRICE
Admission free

DATE
15.07.2017 (Sat)
15:00
PRICE
Admission free by ticket

Tickets available from 19 April at URBTIX outlets, on Internet, by Mobile Ticketing App and Credit Card Telephone Booking.

Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 and above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients.

 

Group Booking Discount

10% off for each purchase of 4-9 standard tickets; 15% off for 10-19 standard tickets; 20% off for 20 or more standard tickets.

 

Enjoy 10% ticket discount exclusively for BOC Credit Cardholders

10% off for purchase of standard tickets at URBTIX outlets with BOC Credit Card, BOC CUP Dual Currency Credit Card and all BOC Co-branded Cards issued in Hong Kong bearing the logo.

 

Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount offers.

 

Programme Enquiries: 2268 7321

Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661

Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999

Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk

 

 

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      20:00
    • Arena, Hong Kong Coliseum
    • $350, $250, $150
    • 15.07.2017 (Sat) - 16.07.2017 (Sun)
      14:30
    • Piazza, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
    • Admission free
    • 15.07.2017 (Sat)
      15:00
    • Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
    • Admission free by ticket
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