Regina Police Service
   Pipes and Drums

    Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

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A look back...

  At its inception in 1985, the band consisted of police officers as musicians and civilians as instructors. The objective of the band was to recruit Regina Police Service members and to provide them with the necessary skills to play bagpipes and drums so that, as a band, they would:

   1. Promote public relations between the police and the general public; and
   2. Represent the City of Regina and its Police Service at various functions.

 Our present mandate is to provide a positive atmosphere for police officers and civilian musicians to perform together, promoting good public relations for the Regina Police Service and the City of Regina.

 The Chief of Police is an ex-officio member of our association and is represented by a commissioned officer who acts as the Band Liaison Officer.

  We strive for continual improvement in our musical and drill abilities. We are a member of the Saskatchewan Pipe Band Association and full partners in the Scottish Society of Regina. We help organize and operate the Scottish Pavilion at MOSAIC, the Regina Multicultural Council's annual multicultural festival.

 The band wears kilts in the Prince Charles Edward Stewart tartan, a pattern long associated with police pipe bands.

  Over the years our membership has been comprised of active and retired police officers, civilian police employees, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Regina Fire Department, the Canadian Armed Forces and citizens of Regina and surrounding communities.

 The band has had the privilege of performing for HRH Prince Edward on two occasions.

 The band appears at many local functions and has performed throughout Saskatchewan, North Dakota, and Montana. The band has participated in the RCMP Depot Division Sunset Retreat Ceremonies, the Mounted Police Festival, and Saskatchewan's 90th Birthday Celebrations.

Some notable years in the Band's history:

1995 - Lead band for the 1995 Grey Cup Parade.

1994 - Trip to Germany with perfomances at the International Police Music Parade in Cottbus and the Federal German Garden Show.

1997 - Performances at the Ashley MacIsaac concert (Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts), 1997 Calgary Stampede Parade Massed Police Pipes and Drums and the 1997 World Police and Fire Games.

2005 - The band toured Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, performing on the Halifax waterfront, at the PEI College of Piping, and at the Broad Cove Scottish Concert. The band spent a weekend in Inverness on Cape Breton Island and was honoured to be a part of their summer homecoming.

2007 - 7 members of the band performed with the Massed Pipes and Drums of the First Annual Regina International Tattoo and Festival.

2008 - 5 members of the band performed with the Massed Pipes and Drums of the Second Regina International Tattoo and Festival. 5 members travelled to Brandon, MB to participate in the Manitoba Heritage Tattoo in conjunction with the White Hackle Pipeband of Moose Jaw.

2012 - Branching out in a new direction, the band participated in the Pipeband competitions at the Regina and Moose Jaw Highland Games as a Grade 4 band.

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