The Vancouver Police Pipe Band has spent the last 100 years entertaining people around the globe, while at the same time acting as ambassadors for their country, province and city. As the world’s oldest, continuous serving police pipe band and official band of the City of Vancouver, with a regional population in excess of 2.5 million people, they are continually called upon to play for charity and community events, visiting royalty, heads of state and celebrities. In January 2014, the Mayor awarded Vancouver’s highest honour to the men and women of the Band – the Freedom of the City Award. The Band’s centenary peaked in June of 2014 when they travelled to England to play for the changing of the guard, at both Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. This was the first time in the 300 years history of the iconic, internationally recognized ceremony that a non–military band was granted the honour. Contact us today for more information about how you can support/donate, join or hire the Vancouver Police Pipe Band!


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Vancouver Police Pipe BandMonday, March 29th, 2021 at 2:53am
Happy Birthday Brian! We hope you had a great day.
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Vancouver Police Pipe BandSunday, February 28th, 2021 at 1:56am
We are sad to announce the passing of our friend and band mate, John Briggs on February 25. John loved being a member of the pipe band world since joining his first band in Regina SK at the age of 10. He was a proud member of our band for over 25 years and in 2020, was named Bandsman of the year; the third time he was the recipient of this honour. John will be missed by all of us for his skill, commitment and professionalism. At John's request there will not be a service. In lieu of flowers, John asked that donations be made to the Crossroads Hospice Society, Coquitlam where he has volunteered for several years and has made many friends.


Saturday, February 27th, 2021 at 10:59pm
We are sad to announce the passing of our friend and band mate, John Briggs on February 25. He was a proud member of our band for over 25 years and in 2020, was named Bands person of the year; the third time he was the recipient of this honour. John will be missed by us all. https://t.co/yZUE4StWaD VPDPipeBand photo
Thursday, February 4th, 2021 at 7:21pm
TBT. During the pipe band's centennial year in 2014, we were pleased to induct Sarah McLachlan, ( https://t.co/TFolf4iIDN) as an Honorary member of the band. This video is from that ceremony where we were honoured to perform one song with her that evening. https://t.co/GBmLMI93mO
Thursday, December 24th, 2020 at 2:47pm
Our friend Stuart Samson shared the following "Piping Noel" video with us. We wish you all a safe, healthy and Merry Christmas.
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 at 6:14pm
At our band’s recent AGM, Pipe Sergeant Bob (L), Pipe Corporal Matt (C), and Drum Sergeant Colin (R), were all elected to 3 year terms on our band executive. Congratulations guys. https://t.co/XMnrJVntik VPDPipeBand photo
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 at 12:11pm
Congratulations to John Briggs who was named Band Member of the year for 2020. John has been a dedicated member of our pipe band for 26 years and is known for his commitment, reliability and his superior playing ability. Briggsy is the first, three time recipient of this award. https://t.co/vuQtmKj7wJ VPDPipeBand photo
Monday, December 14th, 2020 at 12:35pm
Gone but never forgotten https://t.co/BL3GHmpRw6
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Remembering Constable Gordon Sinclair – BCPA President, Vancouver Police Pipe Band, EOW December 7, 1955
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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 at 9:50pm
Happy Holidays! Sending you our best this holiday season and wishing you much joy in the new year. From our bubble to yours ~ @ Vancouver, British Columbia https://t.co/hHwsoDoHCu
Friday, May 8th, 2020 at 10:40am
Today we think of all our service men and women who fought for our freedom during WWII, and all wars. Thank You. #CanadaRemembers #Netherlands75 #VEDay75. https://t.co/aXbbgBOlSc VPDPipeBand photo
Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 at 6:32pm
One of the charities we were able to support last year while in India. was the The Guru Nanak Mission Hospital. This facility provides free services to those in need in the Punjab. Please consider supporting them; a small contribution can go a long way. https://t.co/d8XmTZcQff https://t.co/Owh1zAHRzz VPDPipeBand photo
Thursday, April 30th, 2020 at 6:26pm
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sub-Lt. Abbigail Cowbrough and the other souls still missing following yesterday's tragic accident.



The Vancouver Police Pipe Band would like to acknowledge the generous support of the following organizations and individuals. We are truly appreciative of their commitment to the Band and the Gordon Sinclair Memorial Fund. Please join us in thanking the following organizations (click here to learn more about our Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors):

Peter M. Brown

Alberto Leone

John Chesman

Douglas M. Hume