at Garden of the Gods
29th & 30th
of September 2017
1400 hrs & 1900 hrs
2:00pm & 7:00pm
JOIN US LIVE! - 2017
Each year performers from different countries join with active duty military bands, first responder pipe bands, and civilian performance groups at the Colorado Military Taptoo. Opening with the sound of trumpets and the massed pipes and drums, the show takes you on a journey with the unique sights and sounds in the most beautiful setting.
Brings tears to your eyes and joy to your heart”
2017 marks the year that the Colorado Springs Taptoo will move outdoors to the 725-acre Glen Eyrie Castle Estate of the founder of Colorado Springs- General William Jackson Palmer. Glen Eyrie is the northern neighbor of Garden of the Gods, America’s #1 Park. It boasts many majestic red rock formations that are a continuation of those found in Garden of the Gods- a stunning background befitting an occasion of this magnitude. This location brings the majesty of the red rocks into the live show as hundreds of performers create magical moments.
The show is the perfect setting for friends and family to come together with hundreds of spectators and experience the music and entertainment of the Taptoo.
Jeremy Van Hoy
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the "Taptoo"?
What will we see at the show?
The Taptoo features military bands, bagpipe bands, dance groups, drill teams, choirs, and more. Each year the Finale is a unique tribute to the theme and combines all of the performers in a spectacular ending.
Are children allowed to attend?
Yes! The show is a spectacle for everyone including young children to great-grand-parents! It is entertaining, dramatic, and has creative elements built for everyone to enjoy.
What is Glen Eyrie?
Glen Eyrie is a place of historic and legendary significance. It is the estate of the founder of Colorado Springs, General William Palmer. Since 1953, the property has been owned/operated by The Navigators.
Is the show religious?
No, while the show is reverential to the spirit of its history and background, it in no way includes any exclusive elements of prayer, worship, or faith based ceremony.
Is the show a fundraiser?
No, 100% of all revenue must legally go directly towards the show creation expenses and there is no beneficiary organization. The show is operated by the Colorado Military Music Society, a Colorado 501(c)3 non-profit entity.