The Greater Sudbury Police Pipes and Drums was inaugurated in the summer of 1988 at the opening ceremonies of the World Junior
Games. It began with a small group consisting of four pipers and six drummers. Founding members included Constable Larry Kilby, retired Staff Sergeant Dave Linney, and Don Farquharson. The pipe band is under the direction of pipe major Rolf "Rocky" Larson. The Band wears the "Ramsey" tartan in honour of John Ramsey, founding father of the City of Greater Sudbury, and it also happens to be blue, which symbolizes the "police" aspect of the Band.
The Band attends between 80 and 100 events per year including parades throughout Northern Ontario and the Police Memorial in Ottawa. They practice every Monday evening at a local high school and have grown considerably since 1988. The Band currently comprises 25 members including fifteen pipers, seven drummers, and two drum majors.
The Greater Sudbury Police Pipe Band represents the police service and the community unselfishly and is always willing to give a helping hand. Should you require the services of the pipe band at any event, from solo piping to full band performances, feel free to contact us below.
If you believe you have the necessary qualities to expand the band's values, and wish further information on becoming a member of the Greater Sudbury Police Pipes and Drums, please send your request below.
For more information, please send an email.
Photo Gallery: Pipe Band will appear here on the public site.