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Becoming the 78th Highlanders (Halifax Citadel) Pipes and Drums

Although the current 78th Highlanders competition bands have been sponsored by the Halifax Citadel Society since 2001, their roots stretch back to the 1930s. At that time, the Halifax Police Department (HPD) first sponsored a fife and drum band which eventually developed into a pipe band, also maintained by the HPD. Members of this police band subsequently became the Queen Elizabeth High School Cadet Corps Pipe Band. By the 1970s, the name of the group changed again to the Wylde Thyme Pipe Band.



All donations received are used to bring history to life at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, by hiring young men and women to portray the British Garrison in Halifax at the time of our nation's birth.