Photo Gallery: 34th Annual West Point Military Tattoo
Photo Gallery: 34th Annual West Point Military Tattoo

WEST POINT—The 34th Annual Military Tattoo at Trophy Point was meant to be a celebration of Celtic and military heritage, according to the West Point Military Academy, which organized the event. The one-day festival was free and open to the public, and was met with warm weather, sun, and clear skies. While this year’s performances featured predominantly military and Celtic performances, West Point says it is always trying to make the event bigger and better with a wider diversity of performances.

Rochester Scottish Pipes and Drums with the Hudson River in the background during the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)
Rochester Scottish Pipes and Drums with the Hudson River in the background during the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)

John Bottomley, director of Piping at the United States Military Academy, plays bagpipes during the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)
John Bottomley, director of Piping at the United States Military Academy, plays bagpipes during the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)

Dancers from the Early McLoughlin School of Irish Dancing at the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)
Dancers from the Early McLoughlin School of Irish Dancing at the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)

Company H 119th New York Volunteers Historical Association at the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)
Company H 119th New York Volunteers Historical Association at the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)

Dancers from the O'Rourke Academy of Irish Dance at 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)
Dancers from the O’Rourke Academy of Irish Dance at 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)

(L-R) Josh Kruse, James McKeown, and Alec Willems from the West Point Pipes and Drums at the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)
(L-R) Josh Kruse, James McKeown, and Alec Willems from the West Point Pipes and Drums at the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)

Rochester Scottish Pipes and Drums with the Hudson River in the background during the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)
Rochester Scottish Pipes and Drums with the Hudson River in the background during the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)

Christopher Santiago with Local 21 Pipes and Drums in Peekskill at the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)
Christopher Santiago with Local 21 Pipes and Drums in Peekskill at the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)

Company H 119th New York Volunteers Historical Association at the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)
Company H 119th New York Volunteers Historical Association at the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)

The Hellcats of the West Point Band during the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)
The Hellcats of the West Point Band during the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)

Kevin Iarossi and Julia Iarossi from Local 21 Pipes and Drums in Peekskill at the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)
Kevin Iarossi and Julia Iarossi from Local 21 Pipes and Drums in Peekskill at the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)

The Hellcats of the West Point Band and the Drums of the Royal Logistics Corps at the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)
The Hellcats of the West Point Band and the Drums of the Royal Logistics Corps at the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)

(L-R) Michelle Folsler, her daughter Sophie Tomlins, and son Jared Wizdor and from the Hudson Highlands Pipe Band in Cold Spring at the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)
(L-R) Michelle Folsler, her daughter Sophie Tomlins, and son Jared Wizdor from the Hudson Highlands Pipe Band in Cold Spring at the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)

Rochester Scottish Pipes and Drums with the Hudson River in the background during the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)
Rochester Scottish Pipes and Drums with the Hudson River in the background during the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)

Mass Band Final Performance at the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)
Mass Band Final Performance at the 34th Annual Military Tattoo at West Point on April 17, 2016. (Kathryn Woodside)

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