The NSW Police Band
The NSW Police Band was established in 1895 and is the longest standing concert band in Australia. It is a full-time unit with professional musicians who are employed as Special Constables and is one of the few areas within the NSW Police Force which provides high-profile public relation support and activities to the NSW Police, both State and Federal Governments and the community of NSW. In doing so it assists in forging stronger links between the Police and the people of New South Wales.
The band have performed for many Royal occasions, Papal visits, Presidents of America and China as well as Heads of State and dignitaries from virtually every nation of the world.
The band has now evolved to incorporate 10 different ensembles which are utilsed for varied performances and activities. The largest is a 33 piece Concert Band with our star vocalist Belinda Parsons who recently appeared on the popular Television program "The Voice" who perform at outdoor concerts, major recitals, concerts at schools and nursing homes, and collaborates extensively with charitable organisations.
The Marching Band as the name suggests is utilised in many ceremonial and parade activities. Parades include Police Recruit graduations, State Government protocol events, Anzac Day and Remembrance Day. Working in close association with the NSW Mounted Police regularly to perform the famous Police 'Musical Rides', a major attractions such as the Sydney Royal Easter Show. The band has also performed at numerous 'Ticker Tape' parades for the Australian Cricket, Hockey, Rugby Union and most recently Sydney Swans team, Commonwealth and Olympic athletes.
The Big Band consists of ?? musicians including our vocalist who are a highly entertaining stage band performing with leading Jazz artists such as James Morrison, Demi Hinds....
The Rock Band consists of 9 Musicians including our vocalist who's popularity is on the increase with them being requested at many Police and corporate functions and fund raisers. They play the latest cover songs with music specially arranged in-house to include the added extra sounds of the saxophone, trombone and trumpet.
Our Jazz Combination consist of 3 to 5 musicians is also gaining popularity due to their vast and varied musical talents. They are utilised for many Police and corporate events where a quiet dinner music is required.
The Wind Quintet consist of 5 musicians who are also gaining popularity for quieter occasions who add that extra sophistication by providing classical chamber music to a prestige’s event.
The Brass Quintet consist of 5 musicians who provide Brass to your brass...
Our Low Brass Quartet consist of 4 musicians who provide low brass to your function....
The Mixed Ensemble provide a mixed bag of musical support for your next function.....
Last but not least our Electronic Ensemble (DJ) provides a modern style of recorded music which on occasion is coupled with live instrumentation. It is utilised in High Schools and most recently on a float in the Gay Mardi Gras parade providing musical support with our vocalist and live instruments for the marching Police at the Mardi Gras.