Greater Manchester Police Band perform at Oldham Parish Church

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The Greater Manchester Police Band will be performing at St Mary with St Peter, Oldham Parish Church on Saturday 15 October 2016 at 7:30pm
 
The packed programme will feature well-known songs and a 'last night of the proms' style finale!
 
Admission is just £5 - tickets available on the door.
 
The original Police Band was formed in Salford after the funeral of a police officer in 1877.
 
The band has a 40 strong Symphonic Wind Band, coupled with a Marching Band who undertake many high profile concerts, parades and public ceremonies.
 
Twelve years ago  a Big Band was also formed playing music made famous by many of the great big bands of the swing era and they have also expanded the repertoire to include hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s.
 
There is also have a number of smaller groups including a small-group Jazz Ensemble, a Saxophone Quartet, a Dixieland Jazz Quintet, and a team of Ceremonial Fanfare Trumpets.
 
All the groups play regularly at many GMP events, formal civic ceremonies, both private and corporate functions, together with supporting a whole range of both community and charity engagements.
 
The band is currently formed of five serving police officers, together with over fifty volunteers, most of whom have day-jobs and play for GMP in their spare time. Some of our volunteers are  music teachers from across Greater Manchester, other members include retired police officers, Government staff, retired musicians (including a former member of the Halle Orchestra) 
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