About the Band

Our Members

The EPS Pipes and Drums have approximately thirty members currently in the band. Only active and retired police officers are afforded the privilege to be a member of this band. They are all serving or retired police officers with the Edmonton Police Service, plus one member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and two members of the Canadian Armed Forces. The majority of members have learned their musical skills within the ranks of the Edmonton Police Service.

Contact Information

To contact the EPS Pipes and Drums in writing, please forward a letter to the Chief of Police, at the address below. Requests for performances should be sent at least three months prior to the performance. Telephone requests can be made to 780-421-3529 where you can leave a voice mail and a band member will return your call.

Postal address:

Edmonton Police Service, 9620 103 A Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5H 0H7

Electronic mail:

General Information: terry.rocchio@edmontonpolice.ca

Webmaster: blakemac@telus.net

We Need Your Help!

We are always looking for photos and information about the band. If you have any photos of the band taken over the years and are willing to share them for use in our archives and possibly on this website, please send an email to the webmaster listed above. If you have a photo in electronic format, please send it by email. For any printed photos or negatives, we will make arrangements to pick them up and make sure they are returned to you.

Please let our webmaster know if you notice any errors or omissions in any of the text or photos on this web site. Thanks and we hope you enjoy our web site!

Band Membersip

The EPS Pipes and Drums have thirty members currently in the band plus several learning the pipes or drums. Only active and retired police officers are afforded the privilege to be a member of this band. They are all serving or retired police officers with the Edmonton Police Service, plus one member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and two members of the Canadian Armed Forces. The majority of members have learned their musical skills within the ranks of the Edmonton Police Service.

  • Drum Major (& Bass Drummer) – Det. Marv Lange (Retired)
  • Pipe Major – Cst. James McKee (Retired)
  • Honorary Drum Major – Mr. Kieran Kelly
  • Honorary Pipe Major – Mr. Harry Hole
  • Band Officer & Pipe Corporal  – Superintendent Terry Rocchio
  • Band Manager & Bass Drummer – D/Chief Mike Bradshaw (Retired)
  • Pipe Sergeant – Insp. Dean Hilton
  • Pipe Sergeant – Cst. Morgan Miller
  • Pipe Sergeant – Sgt. Nick Perry
  • Drum Sergeant – Sgt. James McLeod
  • Pipe Corporal – Cst. Tracy Gulinosky
  • Piper Corporal- Cst. Dale McDonald
  • Piper – Det. Scott McMorran (Retired)
  • Piper – Corps. Sgt. Major Langford Bawn (Retired)
  • Piper – Det. Geoff Burkett (Retired)
  • Piper – Sgt. Blake MacEachern (Retired)
  • Piper – S/Sgt. Derek McIntyre
  • Piper – S/Sgt. Kevin Quail (Retired)
  • Piper – Sgt. Terry McMechan (Retired)
  • Piper – Cst. Jay Reinelt
  • Piper – Sgt. Rob Brekke (Retired)
  • Piper – Cpl. Ted Soltys (RCMP Retired)
  • Piper – Sgt. Jeff Wilks (Retired)
  • Piper – Sgt. Steve Levesque
  • Piper – Det. Steven Dowie
  • Tenor/Side Drummer – MWO Dale Coble (Canadian Forces – Retired)
  • Tenor Drummer – Cst. Cliff Milley (Retired)
  • Tenor/Bass Drummer – Cst. Sylvie Boy
  • Side Drummer – Det. Andre Francois
  • Side Drummer – Cst. Darryl McDonald
  • Side Drummer – Cst. Justin Johnston
  • Side Drummer – Cst. Megan Conrad-Kindiak
  • Side Drummer – Cst. Kevin Lorette

Band Uniform

What is Full Dress and #2 Dress? Learn here.

Learn about the different pieces of uniform and some history behind the uniform pieces.

Wolf skins? Cougar skins? Why do drummers sometimes wear these? It’s all about tradition.