Barry Frost – Saxophone and Manager

0009Barry retired in April 2012 after 30 years police service. Having started his career on the Wigan Division, he spent several years on the Divisional Traffic Department before moving to the Force Helicopter as an Air Observer. From here Barry was subsequently promoted and spent time in the Communications Branch as a Control Room supervisor, before moving to the forces then Civil Litigation Department.

Towards the end of his career Barry managed GMP's Occupational Checks Unit where his department received acknowledgement from the Home Office, ACPO, and the then Criminal Records Bureau for their performance and hard work.

He has been supporting GMP Band for almost 20 years, and now manages the band's engagements, logistics and runs the Big Band.

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Helena Hornby – vocals and saxophone

0008Helena has been performing with GMP Band since 2009. She's been playing sax and clarinet since the age of 12 and has always loved performing on stage, entertaining an audience.

She's played with a range of jazz groups, wind orchestras, function bands and for shows such as Guys and Dolls, Chicago and Bugsy Malone, but it's big band playing that is Helena's first love. She joined the Lancashire Students' Jazz Orchestra as a teenager, first on tenor sax and then moving to baritone, and there Helena developed a love for belting out a beefy bari bass-line, and as the rest of the band will tell you, she certainly doesn't shy away from those low notes! Read more

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