TIMMINS POLICE SERVICE
PIPES & DRUMS
The Timmins Police Pipes and Drums was formed by Pipe Major Tom Luke in 2000. For close to 20 years, this volunteer band has been comprised of police, correctional officers, and, for the most part, civilians, with a current membership of 19 players. The Timmins Police Pipes and Drums is under the direction of Pipe Major Tom Luke. The band is distinguished to serve in it’s duty as musical ambassadors for the Timmins Police Service and Association, and the City of Timmins. The Timmins Police Pipes and Drums is co-sponsored by the Timmins Police Association and the Timmins Police Service. The band wears the “Modern Lamont” tartan. The Norse translation for this tartan is “Lawgiver,” a fitting tartan for a police sponsored band.
In it’s short history of almost 2 decades, the band has performed at numerous events in Northern Ontario. The Timmins Police Service Pipes & Drums have also had past performances at the Warriors Day Parade in Toronto, the July 4th festivities in Northern Michigan, the Ontario Police College in Aylmer, and the Saint Patrick’s Day parade in Savannah, GA and New York City. Some of the members even performed in the Tunes of Glory PipeFest Parade in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2005.
As a Police Service band, it is well known as an instructional band, teaching bagpipes and drums in weekly classes at no charge to the student. The band is always open to the public, while actively looking for new pipers and drummers.