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Drummers Head to Aussie Tattoo

Nine drummers will board a plane next week to take their popular drumming show from Invercargill to Australia.

The drummers are members of Cutting Edge, the special performance group from The City of Invercargill Caledonian Pipe Band (New Zealand) Drum Corps.

The group is away for six days to perform at the 2004 Australian Federation Tattoo in Ballarat.

Drum Sergeant Neil Mogey said that the organiser of the Tattoo Stephen Cole approached him and asked whether he could bring the drum corps to feature in the show.

“He saw us in the Pipin Hot show last year and at Canberra and thinks we’ll bring a new dimension to the Tattoo with our innovative performance drumming.”

“We’ve been made a feature of this years show and the promotion we’ve already had is good. They have made a real effort to get our name out there and promote the group which is fantastic,” he said.

This is the first time that the drum corps will travel away without the remainder of The City of Invercargill Caledonian Pipe Band.

Mr Mogey said that it is because of the success of the Pipin Hot show that they have been given the opportunity to perform at the Tattoo.

The group will perform three shows during the Tattoo.

The group will hold a practice tonight and final practice on Sunday night before leaving for Ballarat on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

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