Things To Expect At The Army Twilight Tattoo In Arlington

The Army Twilight Tattoo is an outdoor ceremonial concert that is held throughout the summer on a military base near Arlington Cemetery and the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, Va.

Twilight Tattoo performance (image via tripsavvy)

 

The hour-long military pageant features soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own”. Here’s a list of things to expect during this exuberant event.

  • Cannons blast as part of the military salute
  • A variety of ceremonial tunes by several U.S. Army bands
  • A lively performance by The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps
  • Ceremonial concert with the Continental Color Guard-3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment wearing replicas of the 1784-style infantry uniforms worn by the First American Regiment.
  • U.S. Army Drill Team performs breathtaking routines with bayonet-tipped 1903 Springfield rifles
  • A performance by Old Guard Drummers
  • The U.S. Army Caisson Platoon Horses give a ceremonial demonstration
  • Soloist from the U.S. Army Voices lead the audience with some uplifting modern tunes
  • The Twilight Tattoo finale where The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, The U.S. Army Drill Team, The U.S. Army Blues, and members of the U.S. Army Band Downrange perform together.
  • And in a nice touch, the soldiers stay on the field after the show to pose for photos and answer questions.

The event is held on Summerall Field on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia. In the event of inclement weather, it moves indoors to Conmy Hall.

The main show begins at 7 pm, with pre-ceremony entertainment starting at 6:30 pm. It is free and open to the public and is great for all ages.

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