Wind band on BBC Crimewatch Roadshow

The band were proud to be invited to perform for part of a BBC Crimewatch Roadshow programme in June 2017. The show featured an interview with Chief Constable Ian Hopkins, and paid tribute to those that died as a result of the attack in Manchester MEN arena.

We set up in the amphitheatre in the Great Northern Square, in the city centre. Passers-by on their way to work and people in nearby offices took photos and videos of us playing and shared them on social media before the broadcast!

Band manager Barry Frost was interviewed live, and talked about the funds that the band help local charitable causes to raise - a figure that now stands at almost £390,000!

Sgt Jonathan Kenna, who plays percussion with the wind band, was also interviewed about the band and his role in GMP.

This is a selection of photos from the live broadcast.


Santa Baby live!

The GMP Big Band performed at the Winter Wonderland spectacular at Event City on Saturday 17 December.

Here's a short clip of Chief Inspector Clara Williams, together with Andy Fenton, Clare Prior, Carol Rogers and Sarah Kent performing 'Santa Baby'

This is the band's second year performing at Winter Wonderland and we were happy to perform for so many people, especially those in the big queue to see Father Christmas himself!

Thank you to the organisers for inviting us to be part of your amazing event.


Wythenshawe Community Carol Concert – 8 Dec

The GMP wind band were joined by a choir of local school children for an evening of carols and festive music at St. Luke's Church in Benchill on Thursday 8 December.

Chief Inspector Hemingway welcomed everyone to the packed church, who sang along to traditional carols such as Once in Royal David's City and Silent Night.

Michael Thomas conducted the band for the performance: he also plays French Horn with us. He said of the service:

"it was lovely to be welcomed to this division for such a special Christmas event. It was a pleasure to be part of so many people's festive season and it was great to hear such fine singing voices from the choir and congregation!"

The school children of Baguley Hall Primary School, Newall Green Primary School and Benchill Primary School gave fabulous performances.

Thanks to the organisers for inviting us and putting on such a lovely carol service. We hope to see you again next year.

Sax quartet at PC attestation

The saxophone quartet performed at the attestation of 101 new police officers last night. These new officers were sworn in at Droylsden Academy, before two local Magistrates, in the presence of Chief Constable Ian Hopkins and PCC Jim Battle.

The new officers will replace those who are about to retire.

We were proud to be part of the proceedings and wish the officers the very best in their new careers.

Fanfare Team

Our fanfare team in action on 9 October 2016



Wind band concert at Victoria Halls, Bolton

A selection of photos from a charity concert on 7 October, in Bolton, which was organised by GMP volunteer Paul Heptinstall. He plays bassoon with the wind band, and organised this charity event to raise money for Dementia UK.

This was the first performance for our guest conductor Phil Boardman.

Big Band at 999 Day – intu Trafford Centre

Here is a selection of photos from the Emergency Services Day at the Trafford Centre.

August 2016


GMP Carol Concert: December 2015

A selection of photos from the Greater Manchester Police Force Carol service at Manchester Cathedral: December 2015

High Sheriff Function

Our saxophone quartet perform outdoors at a function for the High Sheriff.

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