The Ryan Russell Memorial Pipe Band is a newly established youth based pipe band, open to people aged eighteen years and under from the Greater Toronto Area.

Although brand new, it has been fostered by over one hundred years of pipe band experience through it’s association with the Toronto Police Pipe Band.

The Band’s mission is to mentor and develop youth in the art of Highland piping and drumming, thereby ensuring that the memory of Sergeant Ryan Russell #7686, along with his bravery, courage, and competitive spirit are remembered.

Members of the Ryan Russell Memorial Pipe Band will receive:
  • Professional musical instruction in an inclusive and fun environment
  • Leadership training
  • Team building skills
  • Community service involvement
  • Public performance experience at community events
  • Experience in pipe band competitions

As future members of the Pipers and Pipe Band Society of Ontario, the Band will be looking to compete at the Highland Games in 2014.

The Ryan Russell Pipe Band is led by Pipe Major Brian Urkosky.  The Band wears the Red Ross tartan in honour of the Toronto Police Pipe Band’s first Pipe Major, Thomas Ross.

The Band is accepting new members who are 18 years of age and under, and who have either already starting playing, or are wanting to learn to play.  For more information on how to join, please contact us !