Windsor Police Pipe Band

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Windsor Police Pipe Band
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Established1967
LocationWindsor, Ontario
Grade3
Pipe majorBrian Robertson
Drum sergeantBlair Robertson
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 non-profit organization of bagpipe players and drummers based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The band performs Celtic music, and supports culture and lore.

History and Traditions[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 throughout the world.

One of the bands was promoted to grade 1 in 2006 after winning many awards in grade 2. In 2008, the Grade 1 band stopped performing when their pipe major resigned.[1] The current band performs is consistently a contender for prizes in their grade.

Activities[edit]

The band performs at various events and contests[2] throughout the year in Canada and the Eastern United States, including ceremonies,[3][4] parades[5] and memorial services.[6][7]

As a community service, piping and drumming lessons are offered weekly, 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 Grade 1 band folds". Pipes|Drums. September 30, 2008
  2. ^ "Police pipe band wins big". Windsor Star, Trevor Wilhelm June 13, 2012
  3. ^ Velie, Jean. "Pine Falls". Springfield Leader, via Newspaper Archives, June 29, 1971. page 6.
  4. ^ R C M P Quarterly: Revue Trimestrielle de la G R C. Volumes 37-39. Royal Canadian Mounted Police. 1972. p. 25.
  5. ^ "'It's a celebration of our game': Memorial Cup arrives". Chris Thompson, Windsor Star May 18, 2017
  6. ^ "'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
  7. ^ "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.