• Regarding The band in general
  • Letter of Commendation
    South Yorkshire Police Band

    As the person responsible for Keeping the King's Peace in the county, I wanted to put on record my heartfelt appreciation for your contribution to the County of South Yorkshire

    Each member of the band deserves individual congratulations for their passion, enthusiasm, dedication and hard work in keeping with it's high standard.

    They are superb, look fantastic and perform exceedingly well in varied environments and occasions being outstanding ambassadors for the group. All dignitaries and guests I have spoken to have been most impressed and full of praise.

    I offer this letter of commendation on behalf of the people of South Yorkshire as a mark of appreciation for a job done very well indeed.

    With warm regards

    - Professor Jaydip Ray DL

    South Yorkshire Police Band Our Ref: 56268 25 December 2023

    Barnsley Hospice Light up a Life 2023

    We want to say a very big THANK YOU on behalf of everyone at Barnsley Hospice for once again supporting our Light up a Life service at St Marys's Church on Sunday, 3rd December.

    Your band are always an integral part of the day and brings so much joy and emotion, making it even more memorable for the families attending. Thank you so much for always taking the time out of your busy schedules; we are, and will always be, forever grateful.

    As you may know, the hospice is celebrating its 30th anniversary next year, and we are proud to have received the unstinting support of people like you, which helps us to provide specialist palliative care to those living with a life-limiting illness.

    The hospice's core values of Comfort, Care, & Dignity are at the heart of our patient-centred service. Your much-needed donation will help us to continue to make a real difference to local people - including all those little extras which make our care so special.

    Once again, please accept our warmest thanks; we cannot wait to work with you again in 2024.

    Warmest wishes

    Vicky Stead
    Fundraising Team
    On behalf of Barnsley Hospice
    - Vicky Stead - community fundraiser

    Just wanted to pass on mine and the Chief's thanks to the band for coming along to the conference last week.

    As always the band were really well received, with many people commenting on how nice it was to see you guys there. I do wonder if next year we should locate you somewhere slightly different though so you can be seen and heard as everyone comes in to the drinks reception (without causing a bottleneck). I will have a think about this. I'm not saying you couldn't be heard but I think some of those who were later to the party wouldn't have known you were there until they went in to dinner as the crowd stopped them from seeing you.

    I also wanted to reiterate the thanks for the Memorial service – that was once again truly moving and brought me and many others to tears! When you play in that environment it is absolutely incredible.

    Please could you pass on our thanks and gratitude for both the conference and the Memorial to all involved.

    Best wishes


    - Helen Eshelby - Awards & Events Manager

    The High Sheriff of South Yorkshire

    Professor Jaydip Ray DL

    Mr. Alan Rowe
    South Yorkshire Police Band
    Sheffield S11 9NE
    24 July 2023

    Dear Alan,

    Thank you for arranging the South Yorkshire Police Band at the High Sheriff's Summer
    Reception on the 22nd of July.

    They were superb, looked fantastic and performed exceedingly well in the presence of the Lord Lieutenant, the Sheriff of London, High Sheriffs of North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Derbyshire, all local mayors as well as several judges and a good number of dignitaries from South Yorkshire.

    Everybody I spoke to was impressed and they were outstanding ambassadors for your group.

    Please pass on my thanks to each member of the band with congratulations for their passion, enthusiasm, dedication and hard work in keeping with it's high standard.

    Took forward to seeing you again in the near future.

    With warm regards

    Best wishes
    Professor Jaydip Ray DL
    High Sheriff of South Yorkshire
    - Professor Jaydip Ray

    Good morning Simon

    Just wanted to say a massive thank you to the band for their performance on Saturday. The solo piece for the candle procession was incredible. All of the music choices were incredibly moving and really made the service.

    Please can you pass on our thanks to all of the band members, it really was beautiful.

    See you next Tuesday at the conference!

    Best wishes


    Awards & Events Manager
    Business Change and Innovation

    South Yorkshire Police
    - Helen E