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George March
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Swiss TV recently aired an edited version of the entire 2012 Basel Tattoo; MCV's portion of the show can be viewed below. Note - you will need the latest version of Flash to view this video. Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2012 at MCV On the Road to Basel
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It is hard to believe that our farewell party in Basel was just two weeks ago. MCV's experience in the Basel Tattoo was phenomenal and we all miss our friends and the city of Basel itself. There were many experiences during our two week stay that I could write a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2012 at MCV On the Road to Basel
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Below is a video of MCV's show on Saturday, July 21, 2012. Stay tuned for wrap-up stories by our other bloggers this week. The photos below were taken by John Whittaker, Stuart Highlanders and Leif Harder of MCV. A beautiful double rainbow over the Tattoo grandstands and a view of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2012 at MCV On the Road to Basel
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The Basel Tattoo for 2012 came to a successful end last evening after a very eventful run. We will have many stories and photos to share once we return home. The one photo with this story was taken this past Monday in Freiburg, Germany...our very own Andrea Wirth is posing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2012 at MCV On the Road to Basel
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Sorry that our Basel blogging has been so quiet....our schedule has been intense! We had another two successful shows today and have just four shows left over next two days, plus the Tattoo parade thru the heart of Basel on Saturday. The photos with this article are the view of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2012 at MCV On the Road to Basel
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Video of MCV's performance on 19 July at the Basel Tattoo is now on YouTube: http://youtu.be/KI5s6hACFQY Two more shows tonight! George March, Fifer/MCV Webmaster Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2012 at MCV On the Road to Basel
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I thought I would share some official Basel Tattoo photos of Stuart Highlanders and MCV. Stay tuned for many more postings this week. George March Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2012 at MCV On the Road to Basel
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Today is opening night of the Basel Tattoo but before arriving at this milestone we were a wee bit busy the past few days. Tuesday was arrival day which featured four hours of rehearsal. Wednesday was our one chance to run our show in the arena, this was followed by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2012 at MCV On the Road to Basel
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The main group of MCV arrived today in Basel and are settling in. Rehearsals begin this afternoon, stay tuned for photos as they become available. A separate post on our welcome reception for the Stuart Highlanders will be posted soon. George March Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2012 at MCV On the Road to Basel
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Today is Departure Day, minus Eis (one) for MCV! We get on a jetplane (OK, more than one) and arrive in Basel on Tuesday, 10 July. I will be flying over this evening as the advance team and to meet up with our friends in the Stuart Highlanders, who will... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2012 at MCV On the Road to Basel
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Before we begin the near-daily blogging from Basel I thought it a good time to list all the Tattoo performance groups (as of press time). The performers at the 2012 Basel Tattoo are: Ailsa Craig Highland Dancers, Scotland Band of Flutes and Drums and the Drill Team of the Royal... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2012 at MCV On the Road to Basel
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Stuart Highlanders -June, 2012 Besides MCV, there will be another group from the United States appearing at the Basel Tattoo: the Stuart Highlanders Pipe Band of Wilmington, Massachusetts. The Stuart Highlanders are a well-known New England musical organization comprised of two competition level bagpipe bands (grades 2 and 4). This... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2012 at MCV On the Road to Basel
My name is Tom Vandervort and I'm in my 1st season as a bass drummer with MCV. I'm very lucky that in the 1st year I joined we happened to have this incredible trip planned. I honestly didn't know about the trip when I decided to join (that's my story... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2012 at MCV On the Road to Basel
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Hard to believe but 100 days from today the 2012 Basel Tattoo will open (Friday, July 13, 2012). An impressive International cast has been assembled for this year's event, featuring performance groups from the UK, Switzerland, Denmark, Russia, New Zealand, Australia and, of course, the USA. Stay tuned for the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2012 at MCV On the Road to Basel
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Today is exactly six months from Opening Night at the 2012 Basel Tattoo and MCV's next great overseas adventure: what better day to start our "On the Road to Basel" blog. As in past Tattoos, we hope to provide regular updates on MCV's preparations for the Tattoo while here in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2012 at MCV On the Road to Basel
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Hard to believe that we arrived home from Sweden just one week ago today. MCV is already back in the regular summer season swing -two parades this weekend for Memorial Day and many more performances over the next several weeks in the Boston area. So, it is with some sadness... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at MCV on the road to Malmö
WHAT A WEEK! From playing drums in Malmö Sweden, to dancing in Denmark, to avoiding volcanoes in Iceland; this week it seems I have seen it all! Last Monday, May 16th, I set out on my first ever Tattoo performance with the Boston-based fife and drum group the Middlesex County... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2011 at MCV on the road to Malmö
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MCV's first tour of Scandinavia was truly a whirlwind. We arrived on Tuesday, May 17th (after flying overnight from Boston) and started rehearsals early on May 18th. After morning rehearsal we had an excellent afternoon tour of Copenhagen and then an evening in Tivoli Gardens. Rehearsals resumed first thing on... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2011 at MCV on the road to Malmö
A video of MCV's performance at the Sweden International Tattoo on Saturday, 21 May in Malmö, Sweden. Thanks to MCV's photographer Matt Lug for filming the show and posting to youtube so quickly. Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2011 at MCV on the road to Malmö
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MCV has successfully completed another tour and have returned from Malmö, Sweden safe and sound (despite a very big detour due to the volcanic eruption in Iceland!). We had hoped to have frequent live blog postings from Malmö but due to the unique compressed tour time of this trip (6... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2011 at MCV on the road to Malmö
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The MCV in Malmö team assembled State-side one last time the weekend of May 7 & 8 for an intenstive drill & music rehearsal in Bedford, MA. We are ready to go (except for personal packing) and depart on Monday, May 16th. Our performance home will be in the brand... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2011 at MCV on the road to Malmö
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MCV held an intense two-day music & drill rehearsal for our Sweden Show the weekend of April 16-17 in Bedford, MA. Our full-time local members were joined by our remote performers from across the country (California, Wisconsin and Virginia), allowing the entire Tattoo cast to run the show as it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2011 at MCV on the road to Malmö
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As we await the first signs of Spring and our big April Sweden Tattoo Drill Rehearsal weekend, here is a run-down of the other performing groups joining MCV at this year's Sweden International Tattoo: Royal Fire Brigade Band, Malmo, Sweden Bands of the Royal Swedish Navy and Army The King's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2011 at MCV on the road to Malmö
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The start of 2011 was a busy time for MCV. Sweden International Tattoo held a Production Meeting in Malmo on 3 & 4 January that was attended by the directors of each musical group that were invited; our Headquarters Staff represented MCV in snowy Malmö. On 16 January we assembled... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2011 at MCV on the road to Malmö
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MCV's next journey will take us On the Road to...Malmö, Sweden. We will appear in the Sweden International Tattoo in May 2011. This Blog will chronicle our preparations for the trip and also provide regular updates while in Malmö. Our Show music has already been selected and rehearsed; drill rehearsal... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2010 at MCV on the road to Malmö