May set to be marching music month

2011-03-14 00:00

MAY looks set to be a martial month this year with military bands playing at uShaka Marine World and the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) mounting the KwaZulu-Natal Military Tattoo in Pietermaritzburg.

The SA Army Band KwaZulu-Natal and the 1 Medical Battalion Group Pipe Band will be playing a selection of military music at SeaWorld’s Dolphin Arena at uShaka Marine World on Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21. While the band plays the dolphins will be performing. The programme will include favourites such as Impi, Pata Pata and What a Wonderful World along with Scotland the Brave, Sarie Marais and Flower of Scotland.

Tickets are R100 per person and R80 per child under the age of 12 and can be booked through Computicket.

This musical event precedes the KwaZulu-Natal Military Tattoo at the Royal Agricultural show in Pietermaritzburg from 27 to 29 May. The Durban Military Tattoo, popular during the 1980s, was revived in 2008. Renamed the KwaZulu-Natal Military Tattoo, it has been held annually since then.

The tattoo will honour units that have been awarded Freedom of Entry to various cities through military music, cultural displays and re-enactments. The tattoo will be open to all who bought a ticket for the Royal Agricultural Show. — WR.

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