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Parading in Surrey, Vancouver and Quebec City

RCMP E. Division Pipe Band, Canada Day Parade, Vancouver 2012

RCMP E. Division Pipe Band, Canada Day Parade, Vancouver 2012

Ah summer. Officially it starts June 21, but with the pleasant spring weather recently, the RCMP pipe band has been able to get out into the great outdoors where the soft summer breezes mingle with the pleasant sounds of a great pipe band running through their musical repertoire.

This is also the competition season for many other BC pipe bands, and they too are playing outside in various locations, preparing for the next big event, the Coquitlam BC Highland Games June 22.

We are busy with a number of performances this summer, including a trip to Quebec. The Surrey RCMP Auxiliary graduation ceremony is this Saturday in Cloverdale, and for many member of the band, it’s a great way to start the BC Highland Games day. On Canada Day, the band will be front and center at the Vancouver Canada Day parade through the streets of Vancouver, leading an RCMP troupe and a number of other RCMP units. The band is already busy practicing to participate in the Quebec City International Festival of Military Bands  in August, celebrating

RCMP Pipe Band, 2011 Calgary Stampede Parade

RCMP Pipe Band, 2011 Calgary Stampede Parade

police pipe and brass bands. The tattoo is attracting members of various RCMP pipe bands from across the country, including 18 from our band, and it will a great time to meet fellow RCMP pipe band musicians and play together as one large band in the historic Ville du Quebec.

Our band has been on a recruitment drive lately, and have attracted a number of new pipers and drummers. Some are RCMP members, some play with other bands and are looking for a greater challenge, and others have picked up their instruments after taking a break. Our band is looking for experienced players, but we welcome new and inexperienced players as long as they are taking lessons and willing to come out to practices. We have a group of great players and are more than willing to help out any new members who would like to join the national pipe band of the RCMP.

Come out to the Justice Institute of BC in New Westminster on Tuesday nights to check us out, chat with the band leaders and maybe have a beer with us afterward.

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