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  Great Season for the Pipes and Drums Band

Sep 12, 2018 08:28 ET

The Durham Regional Police Pipes and Drums (DRPPD) band wrapped up another successful season of competing across the province this summer. The band took first place overall at the Canadian Championships (Cambridge Highland Games) and second place at the in the Grade 4 Piper's and Pipe Band Association Grade 4 Pipe Band Championship Supreme.

Under the direction of Drum Major Staff Sergeant Colin Shaw, Pipe Major Cst. Mike Lasseter and Drum Sergeant Ted Berlinghoff, the DRPPD is part of the chief's ceremonial unit. With the exception of two, all members are civilian volunteers.

Here are the 2018 results:

Georgetown Highland Games - 4th Place
Cobourg Highland Games - 3rd overall and the Drum Corps took 1st place
Embro Highland Games - 3rd Place
Kincardine Highland Games - 3rd Place
Cambridge Highland Games - Canadian Championships - 1st Place overall and Drum Corps took 1st place
Maxville Highland Games - 8th Place
Fergus Highland Games - 2nd Place
Almonte Highland Games - 1st Place

If you are interested in joining the team, the DRPPD is actively recruiting pipers, snare drummers and tenor drummers. No experience is necessary and lessons are provided. Please email Cst. Lasseter at

Formed in 1996, the band has performed at formal police ceremonies, local parades and pipe band competitions. During the performing season the group travels across the province to compete at various highland games and works hard to represent dedication and teamwork for the service.

Formed by Staff Sergeant Charlie Green and Sergeant Roy Good in 1996, the DRPPD wears the McAlpine tartan commemorating Chief Kevin McAlpine, the fourth chief of the DRPS. The pipe band's mission is to represent and help foster the hard work and dedication of the Service.

Congratulations to the DRPPD for representing the Service with pride throughout the province this competition season.

Below are attached files.
DRPS Pipes and Drums Band (JPG file, 4,983.3K bytes)