Peel Regional Police Pipe Band
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Peel Regional Police Pipe Band
Peel Regional Police Pipe Band
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LocationMississauga, Ontario, Canada
Grade2, 4, 5
Pipe majorJohn Cairns
Drum sergeantHarvey Dawson
TartanRed MacPherson
Notable honoursGrade 1 Finishes at the World's:

1998: 11th
1999: 10th
2002: 14th
2012: 13th

Grade 1 North American Champions: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Grade 1 PPBSO Champions Supreme: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Grade 2 PPBSO Champions Supreme: 2018

Grade 2 Finishes at the World's:
2018: 6th

The Peel Regional Police Pipe Band is a group of 3 competition pipe bands based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.[1][2]


The band was formed in 1976.

The band's senior Pipe Major is John Cairns; the senior lead drummer is Harvey Dawson. The band has been a frequent competitor at the World Championships in Scotland the past decade,[3] finishing 10th in 1999, 14th in 2002 and 13th in 2012. In 2010, the band won the Grade 1 North American Championship in Maxville Ontario, and successfully defended the title in 2011,2012 and again in 2013. The band also won the Piper's and Pipe Band Society Grade 1 Champion Supreme in these same years.

In 2002. the band accompanied Paul McCartney during his song Mull of Kintyre at a concert at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.[4][5]

In 2009 the band participated in the Kincardine Scottish Festival,[6]"Pipes and Drums results". Kincardine News, July 7, 2009 and in 2012 they took first place in the Grade One competition at the Kingston Scottish Festival.[7]

Before the 2018 season began, the grade 1 band was down-rated to the grade 2 level by the RSPBA, after competing at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow in the summer of 2017. Rather than fight the downgrade, the band embraced it and added a grade 5 band to compete. With pipe major Jamie Connolly and lead drummer Andrew Stevenson at the helm, the upstart grade 5 band, assembled with former members of the Hamilton Police, Milton and Dundas pipe bands, finished in second place in Ontario, despite not appearing at only one event.

The new grade 2 band were Ontario champions and placed sixth at the World's in the 2018 season.

For the 2019 season, the band will be fielding three competition bands in grades 2, 4, and 5.


  1. ^ "78th Frasers take both days at Alma". Pipes and Drums, May 30, 2016
  2. ^ "Peel Police Continue Winning Trend At Chatham". Pipes and Drums, July 31, 2003
  3. ^ "Peel Regional Police Pipe Band off to Scotland for competition". Brampton Guardian (Brampton, Ontario), 16 May 1997, p. 14, column 1
  4. ^ Tony Barrow; Robin Bextor (2004). Paul McCartney: Now and Then. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 136-. ISBN 978-0-634-06919-2.
  5. ^ "Air Canada Centre, Toronto - Apr 13, 2002: McCartney's getting better all the time". By JANE STEVENSON -- Toronto Sun, via Canoe. April 14, 2002
  6. ^ "Drummers & Pipe Bands". Saugeen Times,
  7. ^ "Peel Police on top at Kingston all-ensemble contest". Pipes and Drums, May 31, 2012

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