The Okanagan Military Tattoo is about to go international with some special visitors from South Korea. The world-acclaimed Republic of Korea Ministry of National Defence Traditional Band is bringing some Asian culture to this summer’s fourth annual event, July 23 and 24 at Kal Tire Place.
“This is a big step for us,” said OMT founder and president Norm Crerar. “We are proud to refer to ourselves now from the Okanagan Military Tattoo to the Okanagan International Military Tattoo.”
In addition to the Republic of Korea Ministry of National Defence Traditional Band, this year’s OMT will feature the Calgary Stampede Band of Outriders, who proved to be a favourite act at the 2014 event, as well as the Band of the 15th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery from Vancouver and the Regimental Pipes and Drums of the British Columbia Dragoons.
Local pipe and drum bands from the Thompson-Okanagan region and more than 150 local and visiting cadets will also be part of the program, which includes the Tribute to the Veterans.
Tickets for the OMT are now on sale (reserved seating) and can be purchased at the Ticket Seller box office in the Performing Arts Centre. Call 250-549-7469 or order online at ticketseller.ca. More information is also available at okanagantattoo.ca.