*** CCPD Practice and Rehearsal Evenings ***

Tuesdays, 7:30 - 10:00 pm

St John’s Church Hall, Constitution Ave, Reid, Canberra 

Learners: 'in person' lessons have resumed. Check with your tutors for further info.

CCPD welcomes enquiries from new playing and social members - please contact canberracitypipesanddrums@gmail.com

NOTE: Rehearsals will also be held 'by Zoom' for those unable to attend in person -
Please check PM's Weekly Wrap on TeamApp for details of Zoom practice




Leeton Soldiers Club,Cnr Acacia &, Yanco Ave, Leeton NSW

30th Anniversary Merch on sale now

Polo shirts, T-shirts and commemorative glassware – see our Facebook page for details, and order through canberracitypipesanddrums@gmail.com



Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebration

On Thursday 2nd June, performing as AFPPD, we celebrated a momentous milestone for Her Majesty the Queen. As part in the Queens Platinum Jubilee celebrations, with a beacon lighting ceremony being organised by Prime Minister and Cabinet, we performed the specially written tune, “Diu Regnare” at 9.09pm, celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th year on the Throne. The event was held at Regatta Point for an “invite only” guest list of 60 VIPs including Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

 ANZAC Day - Bungendore

On Monday 25th April, CCPD was again honoured to lead the Bungendore ANZAC Day Service, leading the March to the Cenotaph for the service, and bank to the pub for the afternoon festivities. This year we were joined in our Pub performance by the Australian Rugby Choir, singing along to several well-known Scottish tunes, before busting out a medley of wartime hits on their own.


On Friday 1st April, performing as AFPPD we entertained guests at the Hotel Realm for the Fortem Australia Gala Ball. Fortem Australia is dedicated to raising awareness and supporting the health and wellbeing of Emergency and First responders across Australia. Further information can be located here https://events.humanitix.com/fortem-australia-gala-ball

Scots in the Glen

On Sunday 20 March, CCPD joined with the Burns Club Pipe Band, the Canberra Highland Dancing Academy, Joy Reiher School of Scottish Dancing, and Mad Kelpie folk group to present a Scottish concert on the deck (The Glen) at the Burns Club

CCPD Ulladulla Concert – Kilt to the Coast!

On Saturday 5th Feb 2022 at the Dunn-Lewis Centre in Ulladulla, CCPD joined with the Milton-Ulladulla Rotary Club and Joy Reiher School of Scottish dancing to present a Scottish music and dancing entertainment spectacular. Highlights are available on our facebook page.


Burn in the City III

On Saturday 11th Dec, Canberra Burns Club Pipe Band and Canberra City Pipes and Drums joined together for the 3rd year running to perform "Burn in the City III" on the Kingston Foreshore, at the Jack Ross Park, named after Canberra Burns’ first Pipe Major John William (Jack) Ross. 

(view event details on TeamApp)


COVID-19 - Continuing requirements for Rehearsals

 We're opening again for regular practices in 2022 ... but ... 

In conjunction with St John's and the ACT Government, we have developed a Covid-safe plan, to ensure we are complying with ACT health directions and doing everything possible to keep us all safe once we can!

Meanwhile, we continue virtual ZOOM practices and tutoring, Contact PM Steve or see our TeamApp pages for details to join in.

WE  recommend he following precautions be observed by any member attending in person.

  1. If you are feeling unwell, PLEASE STAY AWAY. DO NOT ATTEND.
  2. Please sanitise your hands throughout the evening as necessary.
  3. Check in via Checkin CBR App using the QR code provided by St John's management is no longer required.
  4. Maintain social distancing - no hugging, handshakes, or sharing chanters
  5. Please exercise common sense and observe hygeine when using common facilities (Kitchen, amenities etc.)
  6. PM Steve has distributed a document detailing specifics of how instrument tuning will be done in a safe responsible manner. Please understand your role, and assist. 

Finally, because of the unknown nature of how this virus is spread, could any members developing symptoms (or testing positive) please notify PM Steve, President Glynn or Secretary Carole. We will respect your privacy but alerting other members to possible infection can help prevent this disease spreading further. 

See ACT Government for recommended COVID-Smart Behaviours 

 Still the best source of information is the Australian Governments Health Alert Page which is updated daily. https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert


We hope to see you soon.


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Who we are

Canberra City Pipes and Drums was formed and registered as an incorporated body in the ACT in November 1991. It was formed with two purposes:

1.     To provide an outlet for pipers and drummers who no longer wished to compete but wished to continue playing their instruments in a band setting, and 

2.     To become the premier ceremonial band in the region.

 In 1993 the band was appointed as the honorary band to the Australian Federal Police. In 2005 the status of the AFP affiliation was upgraded when Canberra City Pipes and Drums was asked to be the official AFP Band and now is known as the AFP Pipes and Drums as well as the retaining the Canberra City Pipes and Drums name for non-AFP performances.

 In 2006 the band was invited to participate in the International Police Tattoo in Adelaide and subsequently performed in the 2008 Adelaide International Police Tattoo. In September 2007 the Band participated in the inaugural Kremlin Zoria which took place in Moscow's Red Square.

 After appearances with other local pipe and drum bands at the Andre Rieu shows in Sydney and Melbourne in late 2008, the Band had its first appearance at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in August 2009 and a follow-on appearance at the Edinburgh Tattoo in Sydney in February 2010 and again in Edinburgh in 2012. The Band has also performed at the Basel Tattoo in Switzerland in July 2010 and the Pacific Tattoo, Victoria BC, Canada in July 2013.

 As well as returning to Edinburgh to perform in REMT in 2014, the Australian Federal Police Pipes and Drums took part in the REMT 2016 in Melbourne, and travelled once again to Edinburgh in August 2017 to grace the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle for REMT 2017, and returned to Switzerland to perform in the Basel Tattoo in July 2019.

  Ask CCPD to your event - when it is safe to do so* 

We love the glamour of the international events ... but we also love performing for Canberra. If you have an event that you would like to add a 'splash of Canberra tartan' to, download and fill out our 'Performance Request Form', and return to canberracitypipesanddrums@gmail.com

(if the above link isn't working, email 'canberracitypipesanddrums@gmail.com' with "Performance Request Form" in the subject line.)


*Your event's risk management must comply with any requirements or restrictions on public gatherings. CCPD reserves the right to decline performances if our members are concerned for their health or safety in any way.