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Royal Bahamas Police Force Band

Meet the man who leads the RBPF band and a young woman who says it has allowed her to follow her dreams.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Royal Bahamas Police Force Band has been in existence nearly as long as the force, and during its long history, hundreds of musicians have played instruments and sang solos.

Jasmin Brown meets the man who leads the band and a young woman who says it has allowed her to follow her dreams.



The Royal Bahamas Police Force Band began with 12 members.

Today, the band is comprised of 67 men and women and women, who play dual roles as musicians and police officers.

Superintendent Seldin Adderley is the band’s musical director.

While the band has garnered local and international fame for their performances, Superintendent Adderley says their work goes far beyond making music.

He says they also provide an outlet for those who want to make music their career.

Thirty-year-old Corporal Ghandi Sherman is one of those band members.

She got her start as a member of the Urban Renewal Band in 2002 and always knew she wanted to be a member of the police force’s band.

Along the way, Sherman obtained a Master’s Degree in Musical Studies and has been a trumpet player on the RBPF’s band for the last 13 years.

While making a career out of music may not be popular, both Superintendent Adderley and Corporal Sherman says it’s not impossible.

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