All of the pomp and grandeur that characterizes centuries of British military tradition is on display when these military bands take the stage in their full regalia. The very best of Great Britain comes to the Hylton Center, filling Merchant Hall with the distinctive sounds of bagpipes, brass, and stirring anthems, combined with the visual spectacle of regimental marches and authentic Scottish Highland dancing. The Band of the Royal Marines, with some of the finest military musicians in the world, has supported the British naval service for nearly 250 years, originally providing the beat for columns of marching men. The Band of the Scots Guards has boosted morale for British troops for three centuries. Today, its duties include daily performances at Buckingham Palace for the Guard Mounting, in addition to a robust touring schedule. The whole family will be captivated by the majestic pageantry of these two amazing ensembles.