Hong Kong Police Band
|Hong Kong Police Band (HKPB)|
The Silver Band (Military Band) on performance.
|Branch||Hong Kong Police Force|
|Role||Music performance, military parade|
|Part of||Hong Kong Police College Foundation Training Centre|
|Garrison/HQ||Peter Moor Building, Aberdeen Campus, Hong Kong Police College|
The Hong Kong Police Band (Abbreviation: HKPB; Chinese: 香港警察樂隊) is a ceremonial unit and a military 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.
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.
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