Is that the sound of sleigh bells?!

Yes, when you're a musician, Christmas starts in September!

Now the band are back in full swing after the summer break (with the odd gig!) rehearsals have started again, and we are busy preparing for the 30+ concerts in the diary between now and Christmas.

Yes, it's a packed festive season as always, and we're looking forward to charity concerts, awards ceremonies, carol concerts and much more. The volunteers of GMP Band affectionately refer to this as silly-season! Out come the sleigh bells, chimes, and of course, the Christmas music.

We'd love you to come along and see us at one (or all!) of our events. With all our ensembles out and about in Greater Manchester (and beyond) over the next few months, there'll be a concert near you, and we hope to see you there!

Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for news of upcoming events. We'll be posting events, photos and videos here on our website too.

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