Welcome to the official homepage of the Vancouver Police Pipe Band.
The band maintains a tradition of outstanding community service and award-winning skills dating back to 1914, when a few members of the force played their pipes for the official opening of the new Police Headquarters. The Chief of the day – Malcolm McLennan – was so impressed that he authorized the formation of a Vancouver Police Pipe Band which today is one of two senior bands locally and ranks amongst the oldest police pipe bands in the world. The band wears traditional full highland dress uniforms in the historic style of British Army Highland Regiments with kilts and plaids of Prince Charles Edward Stuart tartan.
The Vancouver Police Pipe Band, through their performances on behalf of the city, provincial, and federal governments have brought recognition to Vancouver in Canada, the United States and Overseas. The band is an invaluable public relations unit for the Vancouver Police Department appearing in numerous performances, charities and civic events annually.
As a professional and experienced performance band the Vancouver Police Pipe Band is highly sought after for a variety of engagements. Contact information can be found on this website or sign up below to receive email updates about band performances and membership opportunities!