DPD Pipe Band
ORIGINS OF THE BAND
The Delta Police Pipe Band was formed in 1971 by members of the Delta Police Department in the City of Delta, a suburb of Vancouver, Canada. In honor of the co-founder of the Delta Police Pipe Band, the late Chief Constable Mervyn W. Smith, the Band wears the predominantly green and blue Ancient Smith Tartan along with full highland dress with feather bonnets.
THE DELTA POLICE PIPE BAND TODAY
The Band consists of 30 pipers and 20 drummers made up of retired and serving police officers, first responders and civilians, and is under the direction of Pipe Major Steve Ramsden and Drum Major Moe Coll. The Delta Police Pipe Band is world renowned for their crowd pleasing musical performances as ambassadors for the Delta Police Department and the City of Delta. In addition to supporting local parades and memorials, they have performed at numerous National and International events.
The band has shared the stage with Sir Paul McCartney on three occasions joining him to perform Mull of Kintyre in front of fans at BC Place Stadium and Roger’s Arena in Vancouver, BC. They have also toured throughout North America, the UK and Europe as well as attended many parades in various locales in the Province of BC.
Additional memorable events for the Band include, the 1983 and 2011 performances for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, and the 1986 opening of the Vancouver World Exposition by HRH Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
For more information on the band and their performances, please call the Delta Police Pipe Band information line at 604.940.5040 or visit the Delta Police Pipe Band website.