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The Band has maintained a workload of 300 or more musical and engagement tasks per year for the past decade, entertaining and educating South Australian communities across the state.

NOTEWORTHY ACHIEVEMENT For 133 years, the Band of the South Australia Police has been in tune with the community, hitting all the right notes as it entertains young and old alike.

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any people have declared the much-loved Band to be iconic, a label that has now been officially bestowed upon the Band with its official recognition as a State Cultural Icon. This prestigious honour was given to the Band by The National Trust of South Australia in a newly formed category to recognise cultural icons. The Band now becomes the second SAPOL icon,

with the Police Greys from Mounted Operations Unit previously listed as a State Heritage Icon. The Band was presented with a certificate marking the honour at a special ceremony held at Thebarton Barracks in October last year. Officer in Charge of the Band, Senior Sergeant Al Kidney, is humbled by this significant achievement. “The State Cultural Icon

status acknowledges the tireless work of the Band over the years in supporting community events and delivering safety messages to school students,” he said. “It also recognises the Band’s valuable role in police and military tattoos in Australia and overseas, and in providing ceremonial duties at official state events since its formation in 1884.” The Band has maintained

Blueprint magazine Issue 1 2017  

Blueprint is South Australia Police’s official magazine. In each issue you will find informative and engaging articles covering a broad rang...

Blueprint magazine Issue 1 2017  

Blueprint is South Australia Police’s official magazine. In each issue you will find informative and engaging articles covering a broad rang...