Past Performances

Light Up a Life Services

Sun, 3 Dec 2023

Summer Reception by High Sheriff

Sat, 22 Jul 2023

South Yorkshire High Sheriff's Summer Reception


South Yorkshire Police Brass ensemble on stage at Firth Hall, Sheffield UniversityThe band's ten-piece ensemble performed at the South Yorkshire High Sheriff's Summer Reception last Saturday at Firth Hall, Sheffield University.
The event was hosted by Professor Jaydip Ray, Vice-Chancellor of the University. It was attended by VIP guests and civic dignitaries from across the county.


The reception was a great success, with guests enjoying a delicious buffet and live music from the South Yorkshire Police Brass Band Ensemble.
The band performed various pieces, including classical favourites and popular tunes, and their performance was met with great applause.


The reception was also an opportunity for guests to network and learn more about the work of the High Sheriff's Office. The High Sheriff, Professor Jaydip Ray, spoke about the office's importance and the work he is doing to support the community.

The South Yorkshire High Sheriff's Summer Reception was a fantastic event that brought together people from all walks of life to celebrate the county and its community. We would like to thank everyone who attended and made the event a success.

Here are some of the highlights of the event:fanfare team looking into firth hall

  • The delicious buffet dinner
  • The live music from the South Yorkshire Police Band Ensemble
  • The opportunity to network with VIP guests and civic dignitaries
  • The chance to learn more about the work of the High Sheriff's Office






Wentworth Woodhouse - concert in the park

Sun, 25 Jun 2023
A balmy 27 celcius 

Bawtry Arts Festival

Sat, 17 Jun 2023

Wetherby Bandstand

Sun, 7 May 2023

Wetherby Bandstand post-concert review

The band performed on a gloriously sunny afternoon to a packed crowd.

The band performed on a gloriously sunny afternoon to a packed crowd.
We donated our fee for the event to the Lost Chord Charity. The charity CEO Claire was with us today.Listen to her explain how the charity delivers interactive music into care homes and the community.

Comedy Tonight

Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Arranger: Sandy Smith
Year: 1962
History: " Comedy Tonight" is a song from the musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. It is the show's opening number and sets the tone for the rest of the production. The song is lively and upbeat and celebrates the joy of comedy. It is a fast-paced song with a catchy melody and a witty lyrics. "Comedy Tonight" is a classic musical theatre song that will get your toes tapping.

Memory from Cats Composer:- Soprano cornet solo

Andrew Lloyd Webber
Arranger: Alan Catherall
Year: 1981
History: "Memory" is a song from the musical Cats. It is sung by the character Grizabella, an ageing glamour cat looking back on her life. The song is a beautiful and haunting ballad that tells the story of Grizabella's loneliness and regret. "Memory" is one of the most popular songs from Cats and has been covered by many artists, including Barbra Streisand, Elaine Paige, and Sarah Brightman.


The Girl I Left Behind Me

Composer: Percy French
Arranger: Gordon Langford
Year: 1892
History: "The Girl I Left Behind Me" is a traditional Irish folk song. It is a slow and mournful ballad that tells the story of a man who has left his sweetheart behind to go to sea. The song is a classic of Irish music. It has been covered by many artists, including The Clancy Brothers, The Dubliners, and The Pogues.

April in Paris - Flugel Solo

Composer: Vernon Duke Arranger: Mark Freeh Year: 1932 History: "April in Paris" is a jazz standard by Vernon Duke. It is a lively and upbeat song that captures the spirit of springtime in Paris. The song is a favourite among jazz musicians. It has been recorded by many artists, including Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Ella Fitzgerald.

Goldcrest March

Composer: Alfred Reed Year: 1956 History: "Goldcrest March" is a military march by Alfred Reed. It is a bright and cheerful march often played at parades and other public events. The song is a favourite among marching bands. It has been performed by many ensembles, including the United States Marine Band and the Boston Pops Orchestra.

Trumpet Tune - piccolo trumpet solo Bill

Composer: John Stanley Year: 1729 History: "Trumpet Tune" is a trumpet solo composed by John Stanley. It is a short and simple piece often used as an introduction to other pieces of music.

Little Prayer - Glennie

Composer: James Galway
Arranger: Unknown
Year: 1987
History: "Little Prayer" is a flute solo composed by James Galway. It is a beautiful and serene piece that is often used as a meditation or prayer. 



Composer: Georges Bizet Arranger: Unknown Year: 1875 History: "Farandole" is a lively and upbeat piece from Bizet's opera Carmen. It is a favourite among orchestras and has been performed by many ensembles, including the New York Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra. The song celebrates life and is often used as a concert finale.

Niagara test piece run out

Sun, 19 Feb 2023

NEMBBA Contest

Sun, 12 Feb 2023
The band competed against eight other bands in their first public performance of A Day in the Life of a Knight by Phillip Littlemore.
The band were awarded third place by adjudicator David Ashworth.

Force Carol Service

Tue, 13 Dec 2022
A wonderful evening of carols and festive music provided by the choir of Sheffield Catherdral, directed by Ian Seddon. John Davis conducted the band, and our soprano cornet soloist was Claire Jenkins, playing Little Lord Jesus, arranged by Neils Silfverberg.
The entire programme can be found on the event page. 

We are recruiting: an Eb or Bb bass, a percussionist and 2nd baritone. Get in touch for an informal chat about opportunities for musicians of all ages. 

Order of service

National Police Bravery Awards

Mon, 28 Nov 2022
On Monday evening (28/11/22), the band were honoured to play at the National Police Public Bravery Awards at historic Cutlers Hall, Sheffield.
The awards ceremony presents awards to members of the public who have intervened in life-threatening events across the U.K. The citations were humbling.
Directed by musical director John Davis, the band played topical themes to greet each medal winner, and dinner music through the evening.

Lions Charity Concert with Wheatsheaf Singers

Sun, 9 Oct 2022
The band were joined by the Doncaster Wheatsheaf Singers to give a concert organised by the Lions charity at Parkland Club in Doncaster. The band and choir enjoyed performing to a large, appreciative audience and were able to help raise almost £3000. This money will be donated to the Serenity appeal, a local charity who support families who have experienced baby loss.