The RCMP Regina Pipes & Drums was formed in 2001. It is based at the RCMP training Depot in Regina, and serves both it and, "F", Division. The band is a regular feature of the Summer Sunset Ceremonies at Depot, and the RCMP and Canadian Police and Peace Officers‘ Memorial Services. As well as providing music for police functions, it also participates in other parades, concerts, awards ceremonies, and fairs throughout the region. The band's sponsors include the Force, the Regina area RCMP Officers', Senior NCO's and Corporals Messes, as well as the RCMP Regina Veterans' Association.
The band is open to civilians, as well as regular members of the Force, and consists of men and women of all ages, and from all walks of life. The RCMP has 8 pipe bands spread across Canada, and as part of the wider RCMP Pipe Band system, the Regina band regularly sends contingents to play in the Nova Scotia International Tattoo, the Calgary Stampede Parade, and any number of other occasions when the bands join each other. Elements of the band have played in Ottawa, Las Vegas and at Windsor Castle. The band teaches and has a number of adult learners on both bagpipes and drums. We provide instruction and also draw from the local pipe band community for workshops. The Regina RCMP Pipe Band does not currently compete, and practices on Wednesday nights at the Depot.
Contact: Cpl John Llambias, Pipe Major
web site: http://rcmpregina.tripod.com/
The Saskatoon Police Service Pipes & Drums was formed in the 1960s, and its first pipe major was Hugh Fraser, Sr.
The pipe band has performed across Canada at a variety of events, and has been featured at many Grey Cup parades. Currently, the Saskaton Police Pipes & Drums are a Grade 3 competition band, and have been Saskatchewan Champion in that grade for the past few years.
The pipe band is seen at many community events in and around Saskatoon, and is called upon to pipe in dignitaries and officials at many functions.
BAND CONTACT INFORMATION
P.O. Box 32
Vanscoy, SK S0L 3J0
Official Band Web Site
The Regina Police Service Pipes & Drums celebrated 25 years in 2005, and completed a trip to the Maritimes to participate in Highland Games and other events.
The pipe band was originally comprised of serving police officers, and in the first years of the band, most of these officers learned to play their instrument. In subsequent years, the band has gradually brought in more community members.
The pipe band is seen at many community events in and around Regina, and is called upon to pipe in dignitaries and officials at many functions.
BAND CONTACT INFORMATION
For information about the band, or to contact the band for performances or membership, please call the RPSPD Band phone: (306) 539-3254.
1717 Osler Street
Band Official Web Site