The Queensland Police Pipes & Drums was formed in 1958 by a dedicated group of police officers. Since then, the Queensland Police Pipes & Drums has been long celebrated as one of Australia's finest pipe bands. The band embraces the talents of police officers and police service personnel - players whose abilities combine to create a band of the highest calibre. The band plays an integral role at a number of official ceremonies throughout the year including Government House, Anzac Day parades and Police Remembrance Day.
The Queensland Police Pipes & Drums also assists community groups and officers of the Queensland Police Service at a variety of official engagements and community events such as police graduations, charity functions, community fetes, and festivals. Working with various community groups, the band also visits hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and disability centres. The band has introduced a 'Kops in Kilts' programme for schools where they perform traditional and popular children's music. This community support not only provides many people with world-class entertainment, but creates opportunities for the Queensland Police Service to interact closely with the community.
The band has performed at thousands of functions, including internationally at the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. While in Edinburgh for the Tattoo, the Band performed with the Royal Regiment of Scotland in a 'Beating of Retreat' before Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the grounds of Balmoral Castle, Braemer, Scotland.
Officer in Charge/Drum Major - Senior Sergeant Mel Cowie
Administrator - Acting Sergeant Monique Duncan
Pipe Major - Roddy MacDonald
Drum Sergeant - Yvonne Coustley
Queensland Police Pipes & Drums
GPO Box 1440
Telephone: (07) 3253 3800
Facsimile: (07) 3852 2631