Greater Manchester Police Band


The Greater Manchester Police Band has a history dating back to the 1870s.

Traditionally, we were a military band, but today professional musicians are brought together to form a symphonic wind ensemble as well as various quartets and quintets. As well as the wind band, we have an 18 piece "big band", playing music by Glenn Miller and the swing era. Our Ceremonial Trumpeters also play regularly at civic functions and high profile engagements.

The band are available for any private, civic or police functions and are more than happy to discuss with organisers the type of music they wish to play.

To book the band or discuss any future engagements please contact:

Led by musical director Jonathan Taylor, the band is made up of serving and retired police officers, police support staff and members of the community. All the players are volunteers and give up their spare time to be part of the band.

The Music

The Greater Manchester Police Band

Released in 2007, this self-titled CD contains 15 tracks including "The Phantom of the Opera", "I've got you under my skin" and "La Belle Americane."

And the beat goes on album cover And the Beat Goes On

And the Beat Goes On was released in 2008 from the 16-piece Greater Manchester Police Big Band. The CD contains 15 tracks including the vocals of several GMP staff who have performed in the West End.
Concert Favourites Concert Favourites

Released in 2010, Concert Favourites contains 13 tracks including "The Simpsons" theme tune, a Michael Jackson medley and music from Les Miserables and Symphonic Marches.

How to Buy

Copies of And The Beat Goes On and Concert Favourites are available to purchase at a cost of £6 which includes postage and packaging. Please email Police.Band@gmp.police.uk to order your copy. 

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