In the scope of celebrating the 50th anniversary
of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United Kingdom and Mongolia that marks in 2013, Mongolian Military Song and Dance Ensemble affiliated the Ministry of Defense and the Wind Symphony Orchestra affiliated the General Staff of Mongolian Armed Forces received an invitation to take part in the annual Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which is a part of the wider Edinburgh Festival performed by British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and involves the best military musicians from around the world gathering on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
takes place annually throughout August and this year the event will be starting from August 02, 2013, where the program will include all the famed music, action and color with an element of the unexpected, featuring performers from all points of the compass including Europe, the Far East as well as Central and South America. With the Massed Pipes and Drums, Massed Military Bands, Display Teams, Dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.
International military regiments and even African tribes have performed at the Tattoo over the years. The first regiment from outside the UK to take part was the Band of the Royal Netherlands Grenadiers in 1952. So far, over 30 countries from nearly all continents have been represented at the Tattoo.
Organizers are aspiring to include more new Orchestras never played before in their program and this year proposed Mongolian military regiment to take part in the world famous Tattoo event. Most noticeably the Chief Executive and Producer of the Tattoo Brigadier David Allfrey MBE FRGS has visited Mongolia and on February 15, he met with the Minister for Culture, Sports and Tourism Ts.Oyungerel and authorities of the Defense Ministry
and General Staff of Mongolian Armed Forces, while parties agreed to include the Mongolian regiment in the upcoming Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo festival. The Mongolian band will comprise of about 80 representatives from Military Song and Dance Ensemble and Wind Symphony Orchestra. Officials said the biggest military art delegation would depart on July 25, 2013.
Middlesex County Volunteer Fifes and Drums
Massed Pipes and Drums
Top Secret Drum Corps
The Mounted Band of the Blues and Royals
Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force Steel Orchestra