Welcome to the RCMP Pipes, Drums and Dancers of the National Capital Region (NCR).
The Band serves communities policed by the RCMP in Ontario, Quebec and the NCR itself. The members of the Pipeband are comprised of active members of the RCMP along with citizen volunteers who come together to share and showcase their musical talent and perform for the communities they serve.
Celtic music has a powerful appeal to young and old alike and this initiative provides a unique opportunity to bring the community closer to its national police force. The Band and Dancers perform at dozens of events each year for local, national and international audiences.
Above photo: RCMP Pipes, Drums and Dancers (National Division), Hall of Honour, Parliament, March 29, 2014
Some of our recent major accomplishments
KIDZ at Heart Concert - April 10th, 2016
The RCMP Pipes, Drums and Dancers and Guests were proud to present "KIDZ AT HEART" on Sunday, April 10, 2016.
Thank you to all of you who joined us for an afternoon of Celtic Music in support of CityKids Ottawa and The RCMP National Memorial Cemetery at Beechwood.
(1) Ceilidh Band - Shabraque
(2) RCMP Pipes, Drums and Dancers
(3) The Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces
(4) Garth and Brad Hampson
(5) Christ Church Men and Boys Choir
(6) MacLeod Fiddlers of Maxville, Ontario
In keeping with the theme of "Kidz at Heart" we will be celebrating both the young and not-so-young in this concert. Accordingly, the proceeds were be split between the RCMP National Memorial Cemetery at Beechwood, and CityKidz Ottawa.
More information can be found on these not for profit organizations on the following links:
(2) CityKids Ottawa
Aug 7th - 29th, 2015 - Edinburgh, Scotland
Under the direction of Pipe Major Wayne Moug, Drum Major Graham Muir, Pipe Sergeant Brian Morrison and Drum Sergeant Bruce Neill, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Pipes & Drums performed in the 2015 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. For more information, Click the above image.
Edinburgh Tattoo Webcam - Watch it live!
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The RCMP had been given the very distinct honour of posting the sentry at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (at the Canadian War Memorial) on Sunday the 5th of July. It goes without saying how special this day was – standing sentry at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is one of the highest honours that can be given to any military/police unit. The Canadian Armed Forces wanted to use this opportunity to highlight the strong relationship that exists between the RCMP and the CF.
It only seemed fitting that if the RCMP were standing sentry, that the RCMP Pipes and Drums would provide the solo pipers to escort the sentries on/off each shift. Three pipers represented our band on this auspicious day – P/Sgt. Donald Corbet, P/Sgt. Gilbert Young, and Jenny Putinski.
The Ottawa Sun covered the story in the paper and online. Click here to read the article.
Netherland Band Trip - May 1st -10th, 2015
Composite Band Trip to the Netherlands
May 1 - 10th, 2015
Click on the above image to see our Picture Album
Article about the Band Trip to the Netherlands
in the RCMP Quarterly Magazine
(Click on the above image to read the article)
RCMP Pipes and Drums highlighted in Piping Today
An article by Mike Paterson.
This article appeared in the October/November 2013 Issue of Piping Today Magazine
Click on the photo to see the Article (requires Adobe Reader)
Above Photo: Canada Day 2013, Merrickville, Ontario – the Jewel of the Rideau
The following video was taken in August of 2012 at the FMMIQ Tattoo in Quebec City, Quebec. The video is a testament to the members from across the country that came together in a composite band and put on a terrific show.
Proud purveyors of Lochcarron tartan kilts
to the RCMP Pipes & Drums
Proud producers of the renowned RCMP Tartan