The Victoria Military Music Festival Society would like to thank the participants and spectators who helped make our Military Music Spectacle, May 20th, 2023, at Topaz Park, Victoria, a first class and memorable event.
The event was traditional performance by Canadian Armed Forces musicians celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III, and acknowledging our enduring cross-border relationship with the United States in the post-pandemic era.
Spectators enjoyed a unique gathering of tartans and the ceremonial uniforms and were entertained by:
- The Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy;
- Massed Pipes and Drums from the Canadian Armed Forces, representing three provinces:
The Calgary Highlanders Pipes & Drums & Dancers (Alberta)
The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary’s) Pipes & Drums (BC)
400 Tactical Helicopter Squadron RCAF Pipes & Drums (Ontario); and
- Gordon Lightfoot Tribute artist, Eric Elison from Colorado Springs, CO; and
- our special guests from Miramar, California … The Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band, United States Marine Corps, making their first appearance in Victoria in over 20 years.
The event can still be viewed on Vimeo, click here for hyperlink.