Police band set to march in to town for Christmas celebration
18th June 2015
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In a first for the Greater Manchester Police Band, they are to be the guests of Bolton Cancer Voices at the Choir’s annual ‘Jingle Bell Sing-A-Long’ concert on Saturday 5th December 2015 in the Victoria Hall, Bolton.

The Choir today issued a ‘Save the Date’ announcement, urging people not to miss this prestigious event, which promises a night of heart-warming Christmas melodies for the whole family to enjoy: a perfect way to spark the festive spirit!

The band, which has a proud history stretching back to its Salford roots of 1877 when it was formed following the funeral of a Police Officer, has evolved over the decades into a much- acclaimed 40-strong Symphonic Wind Band, coupled with an outstanding Marching Band who undertake many high profile parades and public ceremonies.

The band is conducted by Mr Jonathan Taylor, an Honours graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music: an accomplished composer, Jonathan has written music for Orchestras and Bands, as well as for stage and screen. 

Mr Taylor said: "It was a privilege to have had Bolton Cancer Voices perform with the Greater Manchester Police Band at the GMP Force Christmas Celebration 2014 and we are honoured to have now been invited to join with the Choir for their annual Christmas Sing-a-long. It will surely be a fabulous night, which we are all really looking forward to!"

Tickets for ‘Jingle Bell Sing-A-Long’ will be available priced £5-00 from the beginning of September.

The Choir, which celebrates their third birthday at the end of this month, have a further two appearances planned before getting down to rehearsals for their exciting festive programme.

More of what the Choir has been up to can be seen on Facebook -


Bolton Cancer Voices are currently recruiting new members from across the region. The Choir, the North West’s only dedicated Choir for cancer patients and cancer survivors, is open to anyone who has received a cancer diagnosis of any type, at any time.

To enquire about membership contact the Chair - Karen Elliott on 01204 595562 / 07773  164235; email boltoncancervoices@yahoo.com

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