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Winnipeg Police Pipe Band Awards Scholarships to Three Young Musicians in the Piping and Drumming Community

Winnipeg Polie Pipe Band presents scholarshipJune 17, 2015 - The Winnipeg Police Pipe Band proudly celebrates its 95th year of service in 2015.

At the grassroots level, the band has been a source of inspiration and mentorship for aspiring pipers and drummers across Winnipeg. The band has also represented the Winnipeg Police Service, City of Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba on national and international stages.

What started out in 1920 as a band comprised solely of male police officers has evolved in the current community effort, comprised of active and retired police officers, as well as male and female volunteer musicians.

In addition to the many local fairs and parades they perform at every year, the band is very proud of their history which has included appearances at numerous special events such as:

  • Grey Cup Festivals
  • Rose Bowl Parade
  • Virginia International Tattoo
  • Las Vegas International Tattoo
  • International Association of Women in Policing Conference
  • Visits to Winnipeg by the Royal family
  • Hockey Night n Canada with Don Cherry
  • Paul McCartney Concert

At its core, the band has been steadfast in its resolve to celebrate, share and above all nurture the Scottish culture that has played such a significant role in the early settlement in what is now known as Winnipeg.

Part of that effort in recent years has included providing young musicians in the piping and drumming community with funding to attend the coveted week-long Sound Advice Summer Camp in Regina. 

The band is pleased to announce the following scholarship recipients for 2015:

If you know of a young person interested in learning to play bagpipes and drums, follow the links above for more information on how to get involved.

For more information on the Winnipeg Police Pipe Band and the band’s upcoming performances, please visit their website: www.wppb.ca

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