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Police - Pipes and Drums

Contact Information

Ford Dudley
(Pipe Major)
piperford@cox.net          

Officer Douglas Hunt
(Glendale Police Liaison)
DHunt@glendaleaz.com

Bruce Voris
(Drum Sergeant)
adzrummer1@cox.net

The Glendale Police Pipes and Drums (GPDP&D) formed in 2002. The band’s primary function has been to perform  for the Glendale, Arizona Police Department and to be an integral part of the department’s honor guard. Additionally, the band has played for many civic functions over the years.

GPDP&D is the largest public safety pipe band in the state of Arizona.  The group is often requested to take the lead at multi-agency events.

The Glendale Police Pipes and Drums performed at the opening of the University of Phoenix Stadium.

Pipes and Drums

Pipes and Drums

Glendale Police Pipes & Drums Achieve Milestone

For the first time in its history, the bagpipe and drum corps of the Glendale Police Department “placed” in a pipe band competition. On February 25, 2007, the band earned third place in the Quick March Medley competition at the recent highland games hosted by the Caledonian Society of Arizona, in Mesa. This marked the first time the band has earned prize money at an official competition.
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About the Band:

  • Band formed: March 2002
  • Practice facility: Oakwood Elementary School (Peoria), Glendale Fire Station #159
  • Tartan: Black Watch
  • Membership:  The band is composed primarily of civilian volunteers.  (Glendale public safety personnel noted below.)  

Pipers:

  • Ford Dudley
  • Sandra Voris
  • Kate Pressel
  • Dennis Chambers
  • Todd Mitchell
  • Todd Mills **
  • Michelina Stazzone
  • Jim Swan
  • Doug Hunt*
  • Tom Shannon
  • Jim Swan
  • Keith Williams
  • Alex Matthews **
  • Jude Johnson
  • Brandon Drescher

Drummers:

  • Bruce Voris 
  • Pat Capitano (tenor)
  • Ryan Muffit
  • Troy Kennedy

    *Full Time Glendale Police Officers
    ** Full Time Glendale Firefighter

“Glendale’s Finest” is the band’s signature tune, composed by pipe sergeant Sandy Voris.  The march tune honors the men and women of the Glendale Police Department.  “Glendale’s Finest” has been played in front of audiences in the western United States and as far away as Stirling, Scotland.

 

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