Zurich Tattoo 2013

Zurich Tattoo 2013A ratatat tat. Then a trombone, a bagpipe, and an assortment of wind instruments resonate across Münsterhof in downtown Zürich.

The Zurich Tattoo convention is declared open by the mayor of Zürich, and the bands from 6 different nations - Sweden, Mexico, Singapore, Jordan, the United Kingdom and Switzerland - stand shoulder to shoulder at attention.

Held annually since 1981, this event was previously known as the "Zurich Police Music Festival". Since the 2006 inauguration of the "Tattoo" series in Zürich, the festival is now among the top three police and military music events in Switzerland.

Top wind ensembles will continue performing shows in Oerlikon throughout the week, culminating in a parade in the city centers on Saturday.

Members of the Royal Jordanian Army Marching Band:

Zurich Tattoo 2013
Zurich Tattoo 2013
Zurich Tattoo 2013
Zurich Tattoo 2013
Zurich Tattoo 2013Members of the Delfines Marching Band from Mexico:

Zurich Tattoo 2013
Zurich Tattoo 2013
Zurich Tattoo 2013(All photographs copyright by Rio Asakusa)

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Rio Akasaka

Rio is a passionate traveler and photographer who works for a large tech company in Zürich. He was born in Switzerland and speaks French, English and Portuguese.