Band History

The following are the Highlights and Major Events from our band’s lifetime:

2022

As life began to return to “normal” the pace of events for the band picked up and more of our regular events were back on the schedule

* Attended the Ontario Police Memorial in Toronto

* joined the Musical Ride for a performance for His Royal Highness Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

* street parade for the Manordale Knoxdale Community Association. This was a morale booster event for that area, which was still without power after a storm ravaged the area in early May

2021

The band was still on stand down from performing due to the precautions relating to the Covid 19 pandemic

* Canada Day performance at the Orleans Legion

* Funeral of Toronto police Cst Northrup in Toronto

* joined with the Musical Ride for two shows for first responders at the Canadian Police College

*Remembrance Day parade and mini band show at the Orleans Legion

2020

The band was on stand down from performing due to the precautions relating to the Covid 19 pandemic, so very limited events

* Funeral of band member Bill Fairlee at Christ Church Cathedral

* open house for the Musical Ride at the Canadian Police College in Ottawa

* 3 mini band concerts at Seniors’ residences to cheer up the residents; Chapel Hill home, Centre d’accueil Champlain and St Patrick’s home

2019

* New Hampshire Highland Games, Loon Mountain NH. Dancers perform with Red Hot Chili Pipers.

* Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Edinburgh, Scotland as part of RCMP composite band.

* Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, Halifax NS as part of RCMP composite band.

2018

* Shanghai Tourism Festival, Shanghai, China.

* Belfast International Tattoo, Belfast, Ireland with “H” Division.

* Glengarry Highland Games Friday Night Tattoo – in recognition of 20th anniversary of RCMP tartan.

* 20th Anniversary Ceilidh at Cartier Square.

* RCMP Pipes, Drums and Dancers receive RCMP Commander’s Unit Commendation.

2017

* International Festival of Mayan Culture, Merida, Mexico as part of RCMP composite band.

* New Hampshire Highland Games, Loon Mountain NH. Dancers perform with Red Hot Chili Pipers.

* Capital Celtic Concert, Dominion Chalmers.

2016

* Battle of Hong Kong, Sai Wan Cemetery, Hong Kong (four members).

* Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival, Estes Park, CO.

2015

* Trenton Scottish-Irish Festival, Trenton ON.

* Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Edinburgh, Scotland as part of RCMP composite band.

* Pan-American Games Evening Retreat, Kingston ON.

* 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands, Holland.

2014

* Princess Royal Presentation, RCMP Stables, Ottawa ON.

* St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Montreal, Quebec PQ.

2013

* New Hampshire Highland Games, Loon Mountain NH.

* Festival International de Musique Militaires de Quebec, Quebec City PQ.

* New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, New York City NY.

* United Nations, New York City NY.

2012

* Festival International de Musique Militaires de Quebec, Quebec City PQ.

* Kincardine Scottish Festival and Games, Kincardine ON.

* “Tempo and Tradition” Concert celebrating Queens Diamond Jubilee – Dominion Chalmers.

* St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Montreal PQ.

2011

* New Hampshire Highland Games, Loon Mountain NH.

* Fort Henry Tattoo, Kingston ON.

* Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, Halifax NS as part of RCMP composite band.

* Dominion Chalmers 10th Anniversary Concert.

2010

* New Hampshire Highland Games, Loon Mountain NH.

* Longs Peak Scottish Festival, Estes Park CO.

* Festival International Music Militaires, Quebec City PQ as part of RCMP composite band.

* Fort Henry Tattoo, Kingston ON.

2009

* OPP 100th Anniversary Tattoo, Oshawa ON.

* Festival International Music Militaires, Quebec City PQ as part of RCMP composite band.

* Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, Halifax NS as part of RCMP composite band.

* Royal Windsor Castle Tattoo, Windsor UK as part of RCMP composite band.

* Robbie Burns 250th Concert, Dominion Chalmers.

2008

* Autumnfest, Woonsocket RI.

* North American Equestrian Championships, Fort Henry, Kingston ON.

* Gold Cup Parade, Charlottetown PEI and Hector Festival, Pictou NS with “H” Division.

* Fort Henry Tattoo, Kingston ON.

* Saskatchewan International Tattoo, Regina SK as part of RCMP composite band.

* Carlson 70th Anniversary, Las Vegas NV as part of RCMP composite band.

* RCMP Concert at Dominion Chalmers, Ottawa ON.

2007

* John McDermott Christmas Concert at Centrepointe Theatre with Ottawa Police Services.

* 125th Anniversary Policing Tattoo, North Bay ON.

* Gold Cup Parade, Charlottetown PEI and Festival of Tartans, New Glasgow NS with “H” Division.

* Hamilton International Tattoo, Hamilton ON.

* RCMP Heritage Centre Opening and Saskatchewan Tattoo, Regina SK as part of RCMP composite band.

* St Patty’s Day Parade, Montreal PQ.

2006

* Greater Cleveland Police Memorial Parade and Tattoo, Cleveland OH.

* Rochester International Marine Tattoo, Rochester NY.

* Fort Henry Tattoo, Kingston ON.

* RCMP Pipes and Drums receive RCMP Unit Commendation.

2005

* St Patty’s Day Parade, Montreal PQ.

* OPS 150th Anniversary Tattoo with John McDermott, Civic Centre.

2004

* Hamilton International Tattoo, Hamilton ON.

* Ontario Police Memorial Tattoo, Toronto ON.

* Dedication of RCMP National Cemetery (Beechwood).

* St Patty’s Day Parade, Toronto ON.

2003

* Fort Henry Tattoo, Kingston ON.

2002

* Queen Elizabeth II Presentation of PSH Golden Jubilee at RCMP Stables, Ottawa ON.

2000

* Change of Command Parade, RCMP Commissioner Zaccardelli.