Qld Police Pipes & Drums
Today the QPP&D perform at official engagements such as police inductions, National Police Remembrance Day, ANZAC Day and Government House events where they provide a spectacular addition to formal procedures. QPP&D is dedicated to strengthening and maintaining positive relationships between police and the people of Queensland through musical performance and community engagement.
QPP&D serves the Queensland community by regularly performing at charity and community events, festivals, shows in the south east corner and has visited regional areas throughout the state for conferences and special events such as NAIDOC Week. We also visit hospitals, nursing homes, retirement villages, schools and youth clubs - working with other police districts and various groups in the areas of community engagement and crime prevention.
The QPP&D run a Kops in Kilts program tailored to suit primary school children. The performance is free, runs for approximately 45 minutes, is interactive with students given the opportunity to play percussion instruments and is comprised of traditional and modern pipe band music along with some children's favourites. Often, it is the first time a child has seen a set of bagpipes, let alone heard them played by a member in a kilt.
Members of the QPP&D also tutor the Queensland Police Juvenile Pipes and Drums (QPJP&D), a competing pipe band, currently at Grade 4 level. Members range from 8-17 years and learn not only valuable musical skills, but also develop discipline, respect, commitment, teamwork and a sense of achievement. As well as competing. The QPJP&D play at a variety of engagements throughout the year where they are provided with opportunities to gain both experience and exposure.
QPP&D not only provide world-class entertainment, but is a powerful asset in strengthening and maintaining positive and inclusive relationships between the QPS and our diverse communities.
2018 will see the QPP&D celebrate their 60th Anniversary. There are plans to commemorate this important milestone.
If you would like to book a free performance for your school, aged care facility or special event, contact us using the booking button below. Alternatively, if we have recently performed for you, please complete the feedback form by clicking on the feedback button below - this will help us to continually monitor and improve our performances.
Queensland Police Pipes & Drums
Policelink and Programs Group
Community Contact Command
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