Surrey Police Band
The Surrey Police Band is a self-supporting organisation, funded by the subscriptions of its members and from performance fees, that raises significant funds for numerous charities. 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 understanding and flexible ethos remains today and has attracted people from many walks of life including the police, military, 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. As the band’s reputation has grown, so has the prestige of its engagements. Performances have included numerous bandstand concerts such as Aldershot and Eastbourne Bandstands; concert hall and church performances at the Dorking Halls, the Lakeside Country Club, St Barbara’s Church in Deepcut, Emmanuel Church in Stoughton and our own annual concert series at Normandy Village Hall.