Windsor Police Pipe Band

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Windsor Police Pipe Band
Windsorpolice kincardine2007.jpg
Established1967
LocationWindsor, Ontario
Grade3, 5
Pipe majorMalcolm MacLean
Drum sergeantStuart Tait
TartanRed Gordon
Notable honours1st Place American Championships: 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013 (Grade 3), 1st Place North American Championships: 2006 (Grade 5)
Websitewindsorpolicepipeband.com

The Windsor Police Pipe Band is a Canadian pipe band organization based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The organization currently has two competing bands; one in grade 3 and another in grade 5.[1]

History[edit]

Founded in 1967, the band has grown substantially over the decades. At one point, the organization consisted of 4 complete bands competing in various grades in Ontario and at the World Pipe Band Championships, however, that number has since dwindled down after the successive departure of 3 pipe majors in their grade 2 band (later promoted to grade 1) within a 6-year period and its subsequent folding. [2][3]

Pipe Majors[edit]

  • Alan Clark (2000-2001)[4]
  • Barry Ewen (2002-2003)[5]
  • Bill Baird (2005-2007)
  • James Stewart (2004, 2008)

Leading Drummers[edit]

  • Dave Hickling (???-2001)
  • Greg Dinsdale (2002-2004)
  • Michael Crawley (2005-2008)

Activities[edit]

Official badge

The band performs at various events and contests[6] throughout the year in Canada and the Eastern United States, including competitions, ceremonies,[7][8] parades[9] and memorial services.[10][11]

As a community service, piping and drumming lessons are offered free of charge.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 1st Place American Championships: 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013 (Grade 3)
  • 1st Place North American Championships: 2006 (Grade 5)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Windsor Police Pipe Band". www.windsorpolicepipeband.com. Retrieved 2020-08-11.
  2. ^ "Windsor Police makes leadership changes". Retrieved 2020-08-11.
  3. ^ "Windsor Police Grade 1 band folds". Retrieved 2020-08-11.
  4. ^ MacKenzie, Thomas. "Reminder: January 12 Knockouts, B, C and 40+ Piping | PPBSO Ottawa Branch". Retrieved 2020-08-17.
  5. ^ "Barry Ewen Takes Over Windsor Police". Retrieved 2020-08-17.
  6. ^ "Police pipe band wins big". Windsor Star, Trevor Wilhelm June 13, 2012
  7. ^ Velie, Jean. "Pine Falls". Springfield Leader, via Newspaper Archives, June 29, 1971. page 6.
  8. ^ R C M P Quarterly: Revue Trimestrielle de la G R C. Volumes 37-39. Royal Canadian Mounted Police. 1972. p. 25. |volume= has extra text (help)
  9. ^ "'It's a celebration of our game': Memorial Cup arrives". Chris Thompson, Windsor Star May 18, 2017
  10. ^ "'A TRUE HERO'; Thousands of officers mourn a Windsor colleague killed while on duty". The Spectator - Hamilton, Ont. Bonnell, Gregory. May 12, 2006, Page: A.12
  11. ^ "Remembrance Day service draws appreciative crowd". Mary Caton, Windsor Star, November 6, 2016

External links[edit]

  • "About Us". Windsor Police Pipe Band. Retrieved 2 April 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)