In 2005 the band celebrated its 25th anniversary with a hugely successful concert at Elsecar Heritage Centre, featuring the band in all its roles of a concert band, marching band, corps of drums and heraldic fanfare trumpeters. The concert raised over £1000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity.
In the autumn of 2005, the Malta Tourism authority engaged the band to perform across Malta, culminating with daily performances at the 2005 Malta Military tattoo.
Two weeks later, the band combined with the West Yorkshire Police Band and marched through the City of London at the Lord Mayors Show.
2006 saw the band focus its activities on community-based events, and we support local charities, churches and voluntary groups to raise essential funding. A rewarding trip to London saw the band perform at a holiday club to 400 Orthodox Jewish children. Many had never experienced live music before, and the audience of 4-15-year-olds sat spellbound.
2007; Highlights included entertaining the capacity crowds at Doncaster Racecourse for the Grand St. Ledger racing event. The fanfare team took centre stage to 35,000 spectators and appeared live on Channel 4 racing.
The band integrates closely into the local community, and many players are no longer Police Staff. Apart from serving Police Officers, we have complemented occupations including solicitors, nurses, teachers, accountants, students, doctors, administrators, engineers, mechanics, steel erectors, telecommunications specialists and technical experts. The Police officers work in traditional local policing teams, Roads Policing and Control rooms. All give their time freely to rehearse twice a week at Rotherham Police Station. The band provides tailored musical performances for any significant event, and its fanfare trumpeters can herald the most prestigious events. The band competes successfully and, in January 2007, was promoted to the Yorkshire Area 1st section, a ferociously competitive brass band competition. The band's main work continues to provide high-quality music with messages to the communities of South Yorkshire.
The band appears with the kind permission of our PCC and Chief Constable.