Merry Christmas from all at the Surrey Police Band!

Thank you to all who attended our Christmas concert yesterday. It was a huge success and we were so delighted to welcome Denis Gunn, the National President of COPS – Care of Police Survivors, to the stage to be presented with a cheque for £1,677.91 for the charity. Of course, none of this would have been possible without all the wonderful support from our audiences, so our biggest thanks must go to YOU. We are off for a well earned Christmas break, but are back in January and will begin rehearsals for our 2015 concert series, of which dates will be announced in the new year. Thank you again and we’d like to wish you all a very safe and Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you during 2015.


Tis the Season to be Jolly!

Our final concert of the year, our Christmas concert, is fast approaching. Only a few weeks now until we make you feel all warm and Christmassy once again at our usual venue of St Barbara’s Church, Deepcut on Sunday 21st December. We will be armed with tinsel, mulled wine and an array of fabulous Christmas tunes for your enjoyment. Most wonderfully, we will be raising money for the Children’s Trust, a local charity who raise money and provide vital support for children with brain injury. You can read more about their work on our charity page.

So please, get your tickets now. Our Christmas concert is always our most popular, so click here to purchase your tickets early and avoid disappointment!



Surrey Police Band to Commemorate 100 Years since WW1 Outbreak

Surrey Police Band will honour the 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War by playing a unique and interesting concert filled with specially selected pieces from and associated with the occasion.

One not to miss, the evening will raise money for Care of Police Survivors, a UK registered charity dedicated to helping the families of police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

The concert will take place at St Barbara’s Church in Deepcut, which was recently used as a film set for the upcoming film the Secret Service, due for release later this year.

For more information and to buy tickets, please click here

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Christmas is coming!

Our Christmas concert is fast approaching this Sunday 15th December with a start time of 6pm – early enough to bring all the family down for some festive fun! We have got some new Christmas tunes lined up for you, plus all your old favourites including some traditional Christmas carols – so start warming up your vocal chords now! The concert will be back in our usual venue as follows:

Garrison Church of St Barbara,
Deepcut Bridge Road,
GU16 6QX

There will be all our usual home made treats with the addition of mulled wine and mince pies to get us all in the Christmas spirit! As this will be our final concert fundraising for the wonderful charity COPS – Care of Police Survivors, we will be holding a raffle with ALL proceeds going to COPS, and you could even find yourself winning this little guy!…

COPS Traffic Bear

Tickets are just £5 for adults, £4 under 16s and free for under 5s. They are available now at our website and will also be available to buy on the door.

We very much look forward to seeing you there and would like to thank everyone who has supported us and our charity COPS this year.

St Barbara’s Church turns into filmset for latest Colin Firth movie

St Barbara’s Church, home to PUMB’s annual concert series, is set to star in the new Matthew Vaughn thriller, the Secret Service, due for release in 2014. The church has been transformed for filming throughout the Autumn, and several A list celebrities have been spotted at the location, including none other than Colin Firth.


The comic-book film, which is set for release in the US in November next year, stars Firth as a James Bond-style secret agent who is tasked with turning his tearaway nephew, played by Taron Egerton, into a top spy.

X-Men director Vaughn is believed to have assembled an extensive number of A list celebrities for the film, including Samuel L Jackson, Michael Caine and talented British actress Sophie Cookson.

The movie has the backing of a number of major production companies, led by 20th Century Fox and Marv Films.

Transformation of the church started at the beginning of October, and was later flooded with a full production crew, security and extras.

The Garrison Church, now known as St Barbara’s after the Patron Saint of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, was built in 1901 to serve the military units stationed at Deepcut and Blackdown. A century later, the church still stands proudly and serves the local community well.

The Police Unity Memorial Band is honoured to host our annual concert series at St Barbara’s and will be back at the church on Sunday 15th December at 6pm with our Christmas concert, featuring some exciting new music, plus all your old festive favourites! For more information and for tickets, please click here.


Proms Concert a Huge Success!

Wow! What a night the band had last night. I think we are all still buzzing this morning after the success of last night’s Proms concert. Held at St Andrew’s Church in Frimley Green, the band were joined by a full and appreciative audience, with many familiar faces, and some much welcomed new faces.

Armed with a wonderfully selected programme of music, the band performed a mix of challenging new pieces including Rossini’s Thieving Magpie, along with some old favourites such as Fantasia on British Sea Songs, and Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1.

With a full and rich sounding band, the audience received the music with cheer and triumph, whilst the band performed with smiles and conviction. Audience members were lucky enough to hear the clarinet concerto during Fantasia, performed by our principal clarinettist Louise Yeldon, with outstanding musicianship and her unmistakable perfection.

This year we have been supporting and fundraising for COPS – Care of Police Survivors – a well worthy cause who help rebuild the lives of families who have lost loved ones whilst serving in the line of duty. We heard from Denis Gunn, a trustee of the charity, who gave a very touching speech which reinforced exactly why the band chose to support COPS, and feel very honoured to be doing so.

We would like to say such a big thank you to everyone who came along yesterday; for supporting us and for supporting our charity COPS. We are looking forward to seeing you all again at our last concert of the year, which will be held on Sunday 15th December, 6pm, at our usual venue of St Barbara’s Church in Deepcut. Please do come down and join in all the Christmas fun!


**New Location for Proms Concert announced!**

PUMB’s annual Proms Concert will this year take place at St. Andrew’s Church in Frimley Green, Camberley. The concert, which is to be held on Sunday 20th October with a 7pm start, will include a comprehensive music programme celebrating British tradition. Whistles, flags and horns welcome!

How to find us on the night:
St Andrew’s Church is in Sturt Road, Frimley Green, Surrey, about 200m from The Green. Sturt Road is the road running south from Frimley Green towards Mytchett and Ash Vale. The full address is:

St Andrew’s Church,
Sturt Road,
Frimley Green,
GU16 6HY.

There are a number of different ways to get to St Andrew’s Church, which you can see by clicking here. For a brief tour of the church and to learn about its history, please click here.

Audience members will enjoy our infamous selection of home made cakes and treats during the interval. You can buy tickets online **now** by clicking here or by calling our booking line on 0845 0942202. Tickets will also be available on the door. We very much look forward to seeing you there! Proceeds to COPS – Care of Police Survivors.

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Festival Fun at Fairlands

PUMB had the pleasure of appearing at the Fairlands Festival in Guildford earlier today. The successful event was attended by hundreds from in and around the local community, who enjoyed a variety of stalls, rambles, games and live music. Our very own clarinettist Charlie even took part in a welly throwing competition against others from the fire brigade and the St John’s Ambulance….needless to say we think he should stick to his day job! Thanks to everyone who came down to support us and the rest of the event. We had a great day!


PUMB to play at Guildford’s Fairlands Festival

The 2013 ‘Fairlands Festival’ is to take place on Saturday 21st September between 10am and 4.30pm at the Fairlands Community Centre, Guildford.

Fairlands, in the parish of Worplesdon, is situated just off the A323 between Aldershot and Guildford in Surrey. The association is based around the community centre in Fairlands Avenue, which provides an umbrella for a number of different groups in the local area. The Fairlands Festival has been organised to celebrate over 50 years of the Fairlands estate, and will offer a varied programme; enough to entertain all those from one through to 100!

We are very pleased to be appearing at the festival and will play two musical sets between 1.15 – 3.30pm. Please come down to support us, and the local community with this fabulous, full and fun day of celebrations.

You can find us on the day at:
Fairlands Community Centre, Fairlands Avenue, Guildford, Surrey. GU3 3NA

**Free admission!** For more information about the festival, please click here.


PUMB at the Princes Gardens Bandstand, Aldershot

We had a great time at the Princes Gardens bandstand in Aldershot on Saturday 24th August 2013. Appearing here for the second year in a row, the band had a great day and enjoyed playing a diverse programme of music to yet another fantastic audience with eager ears. Big thanks to everyone who came to watch and support us – and we even had the privilege of one of our flautists bringing along the duty car, which made for a great photo with all our band members!

At the Princes Bandstand, Aldershot
At the Princes Gardens Bandstand, Aldershot – August 2013