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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 BandThursday, May 12th, 2022 at 6:50am
With heartfelt sadness, we regret to inform you that our friend Brian Powell passed away earlier today at the age of 74, following a brief illness. Brian was a drummer with our band for many years and travelled with us to many world locations; most recently to England, Scotland, China and Switzerland. In 2016, Brian was named our “Bandsman of the Year”, an award that was well deserved for his devotion to the pipe band, his talent, friendly nature and keen sense of fun. We will miss him. Our most sincere condolences to Brian’s wife Diane, his family and his many friends.
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Vancouver Police Pipe BandSunday, April 17th, 2022 at 2:18am
Pipe band members Owen and Sukhvinder, and VPD members joined the Vaisakhi celebrations held today at the City's Ross St. Temple.
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Vancouver Police Pipe BandMonday, March 14th, 2022 at 4:07am
Thanks Chief Palmer for your kind words and for sharing the video. Congratulations to graduation class 165. Best wishes to everyone as you start your careers.

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With heartfelt sadness, we regret to inform you that our friend Brian Powell passed away earlier today at the age of 74, following a brief illness. Our most sincere condolences to Brian’s wife Diane, his family and his many friends. We will miss him. https://t.co/bAHAMbLPPU VPDPipeBand photo
Pipe band members Owen and Sukhvinder, and VPD members joined the Vaisakhi celebrations held today at the City's Ross St. Temple. https://t.co/m8l5DDce5B VPDPipeBand photo
Our best wishes to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, as she celebrates her Platinum Jubilee and accession to the throne on February 6, 2022. https://t.co/18qLIcpRRr VPDPipeBand photo
https://t.co/MHoFw6KYou You know your band is a good fit when you look forward to practices & engagements and you enthusiastically provide the band your time, talent and commitment. Our band has been a good fit for musicians for 108 years and we're always looking for new players.
https://t.co/LRRFYaI1s3 Here is an interesting article written by our own Owen Reid, who comments: “I don’t understand why more pipers and drummers who “retired” from competition don’t look to play in a performance band – any performance band.” We’re glad he chose our band.
Join the Vancouver Police Pipe Band on Thursday Nov 11, in remembering and honouring our fallen. The Remembrance Day parade begins at John Oliver School, (E41st @ Fraser), and continues along E41st to the Cenotaph in Memorial South Park. The parade steps off shortly after 10 am. https://t.co/FDbI4HIskC VPDPipeBand photo
This video shows our Honorary Member and friend, Stuart Samson playing a tune he composed for our PM, Cal Davis. It starts at 1:24 of the recording. This beautiful tune is included in Stuart's recently released, "The Parkgrove Collection".
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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS

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