All the time new faces coming by. Exchanging few smiles and hellos. Backstage full of people warming up their instruments. Just few moments before our rehearsal for tomorrow’s parade and the finale where all bands will play together.
The rehearsal went without problems and it was interesting to get the feeling of every countries music. There are things that combine all the military music, lots of marches and the traditions how the music is played but still it is possible to sense the difference between the musical culture. The Finnish Navy Band had chosen to play Festival March for the Fatherland that had completely different flavour after the Polish piece.
I believe that is one of the best things of this Tattoo: brining together different countries and cultures of the military bands. Be curious and explore, like one of our clarinet players is showing his example.