The Police Orchestra does not only perform its activities for the police and its employees; it is also the official ceremonial orchestra of the Republic of Slovenia. The quality and renown of the orchestra have grown since its foundation in 1948 and even more so in the early post-independence years when in 1994 the Slovenian government awarded the orchestra this prestigious status in recognition of its highly professional performance and state-building stance.

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As an organisational unit of the Slovenian police, the orchestra performs at almost all major events and celebrations of the Ministry of the Interior, the Police, and veteran and related associations. It also provides ceremonial support in various preventive and charity events.

Concerts are an important part of the orchestraÔÇÖs activities. The orchestra holds several stand- alone concerts every year and these are its best performances. It has constantly been developing artistically and has paved its way to the most prestigious halls at home and abroad, which makes it one of the best ensembles of its kind. The Police Orchestra represents the country internationally in the noblest of ways and creates a link between the police and the public.

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The orchestra is proud of the long tradition that it cherishes and which is well recognised by the public. In this spirit, they also strive for the highest possible level of training and education of the members and, consequently, the superb reputation of the unit and the police in general, along with the reputation of the country they represent, both in Slovenia and beyond its borders.


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The Police Orchestra is comparable to the best European professional ensembles, in large part because it employs only academy-educated musicians who are selected by audition.

Numerous conductors and artistic directors have developed the Police Orchestra over decades, improving its expertise and expanding its musical repertoire. With their help, the orchestra has upgraded its artistic expression and created a true symphonic sound that has become its signature feature.

The orchestra performs music from all genres, including original pieces for wind orchestras, adaptations of classical, opera and ballet works, pop songs, jazz, and the old favourites of folk pop music. It participates in over 250 events a year, with its members frequently performing in small chamber music ensembles. Its operational work, which includes the performance of police tasks, is also important. With their musical and operational work, professionalism, enthusiasm, and dedication to the dual profession of musician and police officer, the members of the Police Orchestra are the honour and pride not only of the police, but also of the Slovenian state.