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Buffalo Police Department Orchestra

In 1978 the idea of creating a Public Relations Unit, I.E., "The Buffalo Police Dixie Cops Band." Was suggested to, then, Police Commissioner James Cunningham by Officers Charlie Brignone, Joe Giambra, Warren Lehmann and John DiLiberto. 

 

Commissioner Cunningham thought it was a great idea and the band started rehearsing at Police HQ's.

 

The band was so well received by the Public that they were sending letters to the Commissioner requesting that they play at many public functions. In fact, he received so much mail that we almost could not keep up with the performances.

 

The band started out playing their instruments in plain clothes and then the Commissioner thought it would be a great idea to wear our uniforms. It also was very well received by the public because they had no idea that "Policemen" could be so talented as to play musical instruments and sound exactly like professional musicians. (Which they were.)

 

The original band consisted of John DiLiberto on trumpet and Valve Trombone; Joe Giambra on Trumpet and vocals; Lt. Ed Granger on Alto Sax and vocals; Charlie Brignone on Drums; Warren Lehmann on Guitar and Angelo Pintabona (City Worker) on Bass. After a year, we added Lt. Danny Williams on Trombone; Lt. Bob Colucci on Clarinet; Keith McKendrick; Don Hunt on saxophones and Dick Niles on Accordian.

 

The Band was disbanded in 1981.





Buffalo, NY Police Band and Drill Team

 


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