The Pipes and Drums of the Edmonton Police Service are proud representatives of the City of Edmonton. They have a storied past dating all the way back to 1914.
Today’s Edmonton Police Service Pipes and Drums was formed in 1959, when members of the Service expressed an interest in forming a band. Two years of practice paid off when Chief Constable M.F.E. Anthony gave his official sanction after hearing the members play Scots Wha Hae. They then became the official band of the Edmonton Police Service.
The band provides music and goodwill to the citizens of Edmonton, surrounding communities and beyond. The police officers who comprise the band are true ambassadors to the City of Edmonton and its Police Service.
The band plays at as many as 70 events each year, but easily get requests for double that number.
“We’ve marched in parades, weddings and funerals. We’ve piped dignitaries into all sorts of events . . . we’ve even played for the Queen. And, we played with Sir Paul McCartney, in front of thousands of people at a concert in Rexall Place,” said Cst. McDonald
To read more, please visit the Pipes and Drums website.