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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, January 6th, 2022 at 2:41am
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. There must be thousands of sets of pipes sitting under beds or on the top shelf of closets that are aching to be played.” We’re glad he chose our band.
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Vancouver Police Pipe BandSaturday, December 25th, 2021 at 3:39pm
🎶 Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night…🎶
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Vancouver Police Pipe BandSunday, December 12th, 2021 at 2:45pm
After two years, it was nice to get together last night with our spouses and band executive, at the Vancouver Golf Club to celebrate the festive season. This year we had an ugly Christmas sweater contest and the competition was fierce. It was a great evening with delicious food and good company.

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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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The band is saddened to hear of the passing of Inspector (Ret), Pipe Major William (Bill) Baird, last evening at the age of 94. Bill was a proud member of both the band and the Police Department, serving for 36 years before retiring from the department in 1985. https://t.co/iMyoiACKp1 VPDPipeBand photo
@cbcnewsbc Will be looking to recruit him in a few years!
TBT. Looking forward to the end of this pandemic and opportunities to perform as a band, once again.
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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
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

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