A former RDC music student returns to perform in the city with a Police tribute band during an RDC music department reunion. (Contributed image).

Police tribute band with Red Deer connection to perform during RDC music reunion

Police Squad to perform at The Vat on Aug. 1

A one-time Red Deer College student who was in several vintage Alberta bands, including Big Yellow Van and Steel Blue, is returning to perform in the city during a music department reunion.

John Sinclair is in a Police tribute group from Calgary called Police Squad that will be playing at The Vat on Thursday.

Sinclair, on bass and keyboard, Ian Grant on drums, and Gord Adam on guitar, will perform “a high energy” showcase of Police hits and early punk-style tunes.

The concert will coincide with the upcoming RDC music department reunion. The get-together of RDC music alumni from 30-plus years ago will take place Thursday through Saturday at different locations around the city.

Sinclair expects it to be a more poignant, nostalgic affair since RDC recently shut down its music program.

The now resident of Calgary studied on the french horn at RDC in the mid-’80s and previously played with the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra.

The cover charge for the Police Squad show at The Vat is $10.

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