Quebec City International Festival of Military Bands

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Quebec City International Festival of Military Bands
Abbreviation FIMMQ
Formation 1998
Type cultural event festival and tattoo
Legal status
active
Purpose featival that annually invites 20 bands and features 800 musicians in 40 activities, including popular concerts and special thematic events.
Headquarters 51, rue des Jardins, bureau 300 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada G1R 4L6
Region served
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Official language
English, French
Website www.militarytattoo.org

The Quebec City International Festival of Military Bands (FIMMQ) is one of the major cultural events of Quebec City, inspired by Military Tattoos given by Canadian and foreign military bands and display teams. It has taken place annually in August in Quebec City since 1998. The Festival program will be presented on six days in 2011, from August 23 to 28 and offers musical shows in several historical places in the old capital. Since 2001, the president and director-general of the Festival has been Lieutenant-Colonel Yvan Lachance.

Created in 1998, the FIMMQ celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2008, when Quebec was celebrating its 400th anniversary. The Military Bands hosting this event, les Voltigeurs de Québec and the Royal 22e Régiment, welcomed for the occasion the Military Bands of Germany, Australia, Belgium, Chile, South Korea, the United States, France, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom, Russia and Singapore. The festival proposed outdoor prestations for all the family and an indoor one with the popular Red Russian Army Choir and the Quebec City Military Tattoo.

Origin[edit]

The festival was created in 1998, by Jacques DuSault, which wanted to offer outdoors music shows to emphasize the Old Quebec City. The Canadian Armed forces were invited to contribute, with the implication of the retired lieutenant-colonel Yvan Lachance, old ordering of the Voltigeurs de Québec, and major Denis Bernier, then directing the Military Band of the Royal 22e Régiment.

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References[edit]

  • Spirit of the Tattoo: The very best moments Quebec City Military Tattoo - Le Tattoo Militaire de Québec (2005-2010) DVD
  • 2010 Quebec City Military Tattoo - Le Tattoo Militaire de Québec DVD & CD
  • 2009 Quebec City Military Tattoo - Le Tattoo Militaire de Québec DVD & CD
  • 2008 Quebec City Military Tattoo - Le Tattoo Militaire de Québec DVD & CD
  • 2007 Quebec City Military Tattoo - Le Tattoo Militaire de Québec DVD & CD
  • 2006 Quebec City Military Tattoo - Le Tattoo Militaire de Québec DVD
  • 2005 Quebec City Military Tattoo - Le Tattoo Militaire de Québec DVD & CD