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Band history


South Australia Police force was formed.

It is one of the oldest forces in the world and the first in Australia.


The South Australian Police Commissioner W. J. Peterswald encouraged the Adelaide Metropolitan Foot Police to form a volunteer brass band.

South Australia was the first police force in Australia to form a band.


Under the Direction of T. H. Davey the band won the Brass Band Contests at the Old Exhibition Hall.


The band was in recess during World War II.


Approval was given for the band to operate full time by the Commissioner of Police, Brigadier McKinna.


The band changed from a brass band to a military band with the introduction of woodwind instruments.

1990 to current day

The band has achieved international acclaim at military tattoos in Scotland, Germany and Switzerland, including the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.