The Surrey Police Band is a self-supporting organisation, funded by the subscriptions of its members. It was established in 2007 by a small group of Surrey Police personnel with the understanding that their shift patterns meant they would not always be able to attend rehearsals. This flexible ethos remains today and as a result it has attracted people from many walks of life including the police, military, civil service and wider civilian community.
The primary aim of the band is to entertain audiences, whilst honouring the service and sacrifice made by Police personnel throughout the UK. Over the years the band has built up quite a reputation raising significant funds for numerous charities, in particular supporting the Chief Constable’s chosen charity. As the band’s reputation has grown, so has the prestige of its engagements. Performances have included concerts in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, the Dorking Halls, the Lakeside Country Club, St Barbara’s Church in Deepcut, Emmanuel Church in Stoughton, our own annual concert series at Normandy Village Hall and numerous bandstand concerts such as at Aldershot and Eastbourne Bandstands. In 2018, the band played a major role in the performance for the WW1 Centenary Commemorations in Hay-on-Wye, and in 2021 returned to the town to perform for the WW2 Commemorations.
The Band’s concert series at Normandy has become famous for its captivating musical programmes, exquisite homemade interval treats and impressive fundraising raffles – if you are yet to experience it, why not come and see what you’ve been missing?
Playing with the Band.
The Surrey Police Band is a friendly and welcoming concert band that rehearses every Thursday from 8.00-10.00pm in Guildford, Surrey.
We encourage musicians of Grade VIII standard or above to enquire. If you play brass, woodwind or percussion and are interested in playing with us, please get in touch for more information.
- Bass Clarinet
- Trumpet/Cornet (3rd)
- French Horn (3rd & 4th)
- Tenor Trombone
- Euphonium (B.C. or T.C.)
Interested in Booking the Band?
If you are interested in booking the Band for your event, please get in touch.