||On November 1, 1858,
a group of Englishmen were hurriedly mobilized from the city of Calcutta
and organized into a "Pipe-Band" to play at the Governor's
House. The occasion - the transfer of power from the Company Bahadur
to the British Crown - a ceremony whose grandeur would have been incomplete
without the pomp and splendour of a fitting musical accompaniment.
Some two hundred and forty eight Indian and British Darogas and Marines
in full regalia marched to the tune of the band on this solemn occasion.
These assorted musicians were later recruited into the Calcutta Police
to form the Police band. Years of development have today crystallized
them into a well-trained group of seventy men proficient in both Brass
and Pipe instruments.
primary objective of the Kolkata Police Band is to contribute to effective
operation of the police service by strengthening and expanding lines
of communication and public relations between the public and police
and provide ceremonial support as and when required.
||Kolkata Police Band
is utilized during all important Government functions like Republic
Day Parade, national and international sporting events as well as
on the occasions of State Receptions hosted in the honour of State