1. The NYPD Has a Police Band

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Thursday, November 23, 2017. Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office

 The New York City Police Department Band formed in 1991 and is currently headed by its founder Lieutenant Tony Giorgio. According to Pix 11, the band performs at department events, ceremonies and parades in the United States and around the world. There are ensembles within the larger band, including the Steel Drum Ensemble, the Percussion Ensemble and the Jazz Ensemble.

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