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 Folded in 2014
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.fimmq.com

The Quebec City International Festival of Military Bands (FIMMQ) was 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 from 1998 to 2013.

Created in 1998, the FIMMQ were hosted by the local Military Bands, i.e. Les Voltigeurs de Québec and the Royal 22e Régiment. IT welcomed, throughout the years, military and some civilian bands from Germany, Australia, Belgium, Chile, South Korea, United States, France, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom, Russia, Singapore, Italy, Switzerland and Austria. Outdoor performances were held for the general public at various locations in and around the city and an indoor show, the Quebec City Military Tattoo, was held inside the Colisée Pepsi.

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.

Quebec City Military Tattoo[edit]

Quebec City Military Tattoo

The Quebec City Military Tattoo was an annual military tattoo that takes place in Quebec City, the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec. Part of the Quebec City International Festival of Military Bands (FIMMQ), since 2005 the Quebec City Military Tattoo staged colourful and exotic performances, presenting a music show with choreographies and multi-media effects. This event gathered all countries that are participating at the FIMMQ. Military musicians present a stunning gathering of drums and pipes and the musical mass performances which can count 1200 musicians.

Before this tattoo, the first show to be held in Quebec City was in 1967 as part of Canadian Armed Forces Tattoo 1967, for the 100th anniversary of Canadian confederation. It had been organised by the Canadian Army.

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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