The Long Beach Police Department Partners with LA Scots to Form Long Beach Police Pipe Band

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The Long Beach Police Department is proud to announce we have partnered with the Los Angeles Scottish Pipe Band, more commonly known as the LA Scots, who will now also be known as the Long Beach Police Pipe Band (LBPPB).

The LA Scots are one of the premier pipe bands in the United States, and one of 3 bands in the United States to achieve Grade 1 status in a Grade 1 to 5 distinguished classification ranking system for those bands who compete in the pipe band world championships. To be ranked in this system at all is an honor in and of itself, and the fact that the LA Scots have chosen the Long Beach Police Department to represent is a tremendous privilege.

It is a longstanding tradition in many Police Departments across the United States and around the world, to team up with bagpipe bands. The new LBPPB is a ceremonial pipe band that will perform at community events such as parades and festivals, and may also be used in funeral and memorial services.The association between the Police Department and the Long Beach Police Pipe Band will have no financial impact on the Police Department or the City of Long Beach, yet will serve as a positive representation of both and expose the practiced art of piping to our residents and visitors in many different settings.

The Long Beach Police Pipe Band will be introduced at the Opening Ceremonies of the Scottish Festival taking place this weekend, February 19 & 20, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at the Queen Mary Seawalk. For more information on the festival and all of its events, visit

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