Peel Police aims to get a head with bass drum badge
The Grade 1 Peel Regional Police Pipe Band of Brampton, Ontario, wants to flash a new badge next year and is asking the pipe band public for help.
The band is taking the novel approach of putting a new head design out for tender in a contest for “graphic artists, graphic art students, and anyone who has a knack for this type of art work to submit a logo for consideration.”
The competition will be judged by the Peel Regional Police Chief of Police and a leadership group from the band.
“We are hoping that you will use your talents to create a new look that is fresh and modern, yet clearly represents our close relationship to the Peel Regional Police,” said Pipe-Major John Cairns. “We are excited about the idea and to see what creative minds who have a knack for this sort of thing can come up with.”
The band said that in designs a reference to Canada would be welcome, and that the design should also be usable in other applications, such as promotional merchandise.
The winner will be decided by January 31, 2015, and will receive $250, a letter of recognition from the Chief of Police, a certificate from the band, band tote bag and other promotional merchandise.
The Peel Police band represents the police force for the Ontario region of Peel and its 1.3-million residents. The band has had several bass drum head designs and a few logos over the last 15 years. The image is seen widely around Ontario, as the band is one of the hardest working for its sponsorship, and a musical ambassador for the police force.
The design needs to work with a 30-inch diameter bass drum head and can be tested at a special design website, and must be submitted by e-mail as an Acrobat pdf file by January 7, 2015, with name, address, phone number and email address.
In 2014 the band used the special fortieth anniversary logo of the police force on its bass drum. Ian Gibson is the bass drummer and section leader for the band.