The Pipes and Drums of your Chicago Police Department is one of a handful of Police Pipe & Drum Bands in the entire world comprised completely of its own rank and file.

Founded in 1999, the Pipes and Drums of the Chicago Police Department is a not-for-profit police bagpipe and drum band. Our mission is simple: “Honor Our Fallen”. In doing so we resound to the families and friends of loved lost that our heroes are never forgotten. We have been privileged to participate in the honor ceremonies of our own fallen heroes as well as Police Officers and Firefighters across the globe.

We are always looking for new members…..we have professional instructors that teach at no cost. No musical experience necessary, just a desire to carry on our mission of always being in service to others and honoring fallen heroes.

The only requirement to join the Pipes & Drums of the Chicago Police Department is being an active or retired member of the Chicago Police Department.

For more information about the band & becoming a piper or drummer contact us @ 773.588.2300 or email us — 

Regular band rehearsals are held on MONDAY evenings from 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm.

Rehearsal is held on the first Monday of every month at the Timothy J. O’Connor Training Academy (CPD Academy) located at 1300 West Jackson, Chicago.  The remaining weekly rehearsals are held at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences located at 3857 W 111th Street, Chicago.

Pipes and Drums of the CPD | PO BOX 1234, Chicago, IL 60639 | 773.366.4989 |