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History

Winnipeg Police Choir PatchThe Winnipeg Police Male Voice Choir was formed in 1973 in preparation to celebrate the Winnipeg Police Departments' Centennial Year in 1974. The Choir performed at the Centennial Concert Hall in 1974, as well as a variety of public venues throughout the city. The choir initially had been proposed as only a one year project, but instead it has become a valuable community link between the Police Service and the citizens of Winnipeg.

Originally, the Winnipeg Police Male Voice Choir consisted of active or retired police officers and civilian staff members. The original Choir uniform consisted of black shoes, dark grey pants, a white long sleeved shirt with raised ruffles with black trim in the chest area, a black bow tie, and a maroon blazer jacket with a gold embroidered choir crest.

In 1991 the Choir entered the Winnipeg Music Festival competition at the Civic Auditorium and won the Lord Tweadsmere Trophy in its choir category.

Winnipeg Police Choir, 1990In 1992 female police and staff members joined the Choir to greatly enhance its overall appearance and sound.

In 1999, the Police Choir in conjunction with the Winnipeg Police Pipe Band produced a compact disc of both choir songs and bag pipe and drum selections for sale at performances to the public.

Today, the thirty member strong Winnipeg Police Service Choir consists of active and retired police officers, civilian staff members, and police community volunteers. The current choir uniform consists of black shoes, dark blue uniform pants with no red stripe, a plain white long sleeved shirt, a uniform dark blue tie, a uniform tunic dress #2 with brass buttons and a yellow lanyard on the left shoulder.

 

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