Toronto Police Pipe Band to perform in Pittsburgh - Nov. 19, 2016

Toronto Police Pipe Band

Balmoral Classic Concert

featuring the
Toronto Police Pipe Band

Saturday * 8 PM
November 19, 2016
Tickets on sale soon! Stay tuned!

McGonigle Theatre

Central Catholic High School
4720 Fifth Avenue (near S. Neville St.)
Oakland, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Directions. 

Saturday, November 19, 2016
Lobby doors open 6 pm • US Jr Solo Championship winners announced 7:30 pm •  Concert 8 pm              


As ambassadors of both the Toronto Police Service and the City of Toronto, the band is dedicated to playing good music well and to help bring the ancient sounds of the pipes and drums to citizens of Toronto – and the world.

The Toronto Police Pipe Band was formed in 1912 under the direction of Pipe Major Thomas Ross, the son of Scottish immigrants and proudly continues to wear the Red Ross Tartan in his honour.

The vibrant musical organization, comprised of over 80 police and non-police members (Grades 1, 3 & non-competing) is entering its second century, celebrating its centennial in 2012. Membership comes from all over the Greater Toronto Area with some members travelling from across Canada and the North Eastern United States.

Where there's a pipe or drum to be heard at an event or ceremony in Toronto, there's a good chance it is being played by a Toronto Police Pipe Band member. The Band appears regularly at the Toronto Santa Claus Parade, St. Patrick’s Day Pay Parade, Running of the Queen’s Plate, Police Memorials, competing on the Ontario Highland Games circuit and numerous daily activities within the City.

The Grade 1 Band is competitive and has performed live throughout Ontario, the United States of America, and overseas in Scotland, as well as Lorient France, and has recorded two albums. The Grade 1 band is led by Pipe Major Sean McKeown, Pipe Sergeant (and former Grade 1 Pipe Major) Ian K. MacDonald, with Craig Stewart fronting the drum lines. Membership is made up of some diverse talent, including youth, experienced veterans, and some of the World’s top solo competitors and pipe band innovators, including former Pipe Major Bill Livingstone.

The band is committed to excellence in all aspects of performance and strives to compose, arrange and play some of the best and most complimentary music for the pipe band idiom today.

The Band is pleased to perform at the 10th annual Balmoral Classic, representing the Toronto Police Service, with the best wishes of the City’s Chief of Police, Mark Saunders.