Hong Kong Police Band

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Hong Kong Police Band (HKPB)
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The Silver Band (Military Band) on performance.
Active 1951-Present
Country  Hong Kong
Branch Hong Kong Police Force
Type military band
Role Music performance, military parade
Size 84
Part of Hong Kong Police College Foundation Training Centre
Garrison/HQ Peter Moor Building, Aberdeen Campus, Hong Kong Police College
Colours MacKintosh Tartan
Anniversaries 2006

The Hong Kong Police Band (Abbreviation: HKPB; Chinese: 香港警察樂隊) is a ceremonial unit and a police band of the Hong Kong Police Force and is used for official events. It was established in 1954 and initially performed with the Hong Kong Police Silver Band (formed in 1951). Both bands merged to form a single band and was later renamed the Royal Hong Kong Police Pipe Band. The Pipe Band colours is the MacIntosh tartan and was adopted in memory of a former Commissioner of Police, Mr Duncan William MacIntosh, after which the MacIntosh Forts were also named.[1]

The band has 84 members: Made up of 60 from the Silver Band and 24 from the Pipe Band. The Auxiliary Police also has an Auxiliary Police Band that participates in parades with the regular pipe band.

Organisation[edit]

The Hong Kong Police Band is based at the Hong Kong Police Academy's Wuyi House. It has barracks, practice rooms, offices, and musical instruments at Wuyi House.[2]

History[edit]

The Hong Kong Police Band began in 1951, when Superintendent W. B. Foster MBE led 21 people, organized in a silver band, to perform at routine police events, followed by performances due to increasing demand. Later in 1954 the silver band was merged with the drum band to form the Hong Kong Police Band.

On May 30 and July 1, 2011, in order to mark the 14th anniversary of the reunification of Hong Kong, the police band made its first performance with the Chinese People's Liberation Army Military Orchestra and held a large-scale symphony orchestra concert at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium.[3]

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Police Report[edit]

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