About Us

RCMP Pipe Band Group PhotoThe RCMP ‘H’ Division Pipes and Drums (Nova Scotia) was formed in May 2004 and is one of seven RCMP volunteer pipe bands located in communities across Canada. The seven pipe bands are in Halifax, NS; Moncton, NB; Montreal, QC; Ottawa, ON; Regina, SK; Edmonton, AB; and Vancouver, BC.

The RCMP ‘H’ Division Pipes and Drums is comprised of police and citizen volunteers from throughout Nova Scotia who come together to share and showcase their musical talent and help bring the community closer to its national police. Since its first public appearance at the annual Apple Blossom Parade in Kentville, NS, in May 2005, the band has been in constant demand to appear at public functions.

The band has a wealth of talent and experience in its ranks, with most members having previously played in bands from the Grade 4 to Grade 1 competitive levels. This allows the band to deliver a high quality, high impact presentation in terms of sound as well as appearance.

The band proudly wears the RCMP tartan kilt and world famous red serge tunic as its dress uniform. The tartan was designed in 1997 with colours derived from the RCMP uniform and badge. It was officially presented to the RCMP by HRH Princess Anne at a ceremony held in Fredericton, NB, in 1998.

The RCMP ‘H’ Division Pipes and Drums is self-supporting and raises funds by taking part in a wide range of activities, including parades and other special events on a fee-for-service basis. The band also performs at concerts for special interest groups (e.g. hospitals, schools, and retirement homes); sport and cultural awards ceremonies; fairs; festivals; memorial services; and state and official occasions as well as RCMP ceremonial functions.