RCMP Regina Pipes & Drums
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/