Brunei Police band joins global tribute to frontliners

Izah Azahari

The Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF) Band, in collaboration with 27 police bands from several countries, released a musical tribute to celebrate and commend the noble efforts of frontliners.

The video was released globally on October 28 to also spread a message of unity and hope across the world.

Police bands from across the globe participated in the orchestral ensemble composition, as a socially-distant, global message of thanks and hope, and to show that the world is united and that humanity binds people.

Performers from Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Ghana, Guatemala, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Mauritius, New Zealand, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom came together to virtually perform the score of Verdi’s The Triumphal March from the world-renowned opera Aida, as a message of hope.

“The RRBPF Band had the opportunity to participate in the Music Tribute performed together with other police bands from across the world.

“This is a great initiative to spread awareness of the current global situation to combat the pandemic together.

“With the opera performed together we are showing to the world that with brave, countless effort and selfless acts from everybody, the virus can be stopped permanently,” said Superintendent Haji Mohamad Noor bin Abdul Rahman in his capacity as Director of Music of the RBPF Band.

COVID-19 stopped the world in its tracks but a valiant effort from front line workers contributed to vital services continuing nearly uninterrupted.

The video is a tribute to those workers and a thank you to them for their commitment.

The RBPF thanked Australian Federal Police Pipes Drums, Bahrain Police Band, Band of the Castle Guards and Police of the Czech Republic, Banda de Música la Policía Nacional del Perú, Banda Marcial la Policía Nacional Civil de Guatemala, Colombia Police Orchestra, Ghana Police Band, Glasgow Police Pipe Band, United Kingdom, Israel National Police, Italy State Police Fanfara, Korean National Police Orchestra, South Korea, Main Police Band of Senegal Police, Mauritius Police Band, National Police Music Band, Burkina Faso, New South Wales Police, Australia, New Zealand Police Pipe Band, Orchestra of Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic, Philippines National Police Combo, Polish Police Band, Portuguese National Gendarmerie, Royal Brunei Police Force Band, Ministry of Interior – Sharjah Police Sciences Academy (United Arab Emirates), Singapore Police Force Band, Slovenian Police Orchestra, Vienna Police Orchestra, Austria, and Wind Orchestra of the Lithuanian Ministry of the Interior for their contribution.

The musical tribute can be accessed at RBPF’s Instagram @upa.ppdb.