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Testimony for Canberra's premier ceremonial Pipe and Drum Band.


"I wanted to truly surprise and delight my wonderful father-in-law on the occasion of his 80th birthday. 

Jen Hamer of the Canberra City Pipes and Drums delivered both in style with an early morning performance that absolutely made his day! 

I would wholeheartedly recommend the Canberra City Pipes and Drums to anyone who wants a piper for any occasion."

 - Marcella

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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.

 Ask CCPD to your event

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, contact us to receive a copy of our 'Performance Request Form'

(if the above link isn't working, send an email 'admin@ccpd.org.au' with "Performance Request Form" in the subject line.)