West Yorkshire Police  Band– Summer Concert
24th June 2019

         Earlier this year, one of our members, Gaynor Shearon, enquired whether Boobs & Brass would consider being part of The West Yorkshire Police Bands` Summer Concert and after further discussions , last Monday evening we arrived at St. Paul`s Hall in the grounds of the University  of Huddersfield and were very warmly welcomed by  John Robins, Temporary Chief Constable and  the Organisers of this event.
On this occasion, Boobs & Brass was represented by four girls from the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band – Kirsty Abbotts, Toni Durrant, Louise Belton and Jackie Greensted – and of course, Gaynor who is a member of the Police Band.
The West Yorkshire Police Band, under the direction of Kevin Wadsworth, opened the concert with Prismatic Light followed by There`s No Business Like Show Business. Then the pink clad ladies were invited to take the stage to perform  the quartet Toreadors Song . At this point, Gaynor swapped her police uniform jacket for her pink Boobs & Brass jacket and the “Boobies”  joined the ranks.  Next we heard a wonderful rendition of Demelza delivered exquisitely by Louise.
After Rampart Street Parade, it was Kirsty`s solo feature and her beautiful, lyrical sound filled the magnificent former church as she  sang out  Rusalka`s Song To The Moon. The first half of the concert concluded with Bohemian Rhapsody.
After a well earned break, the members of the West Yorkshire Police Band returned to the stand and after three more enjoyable pieces – Wellington March, Cortege from Mlada and Keep Smiling Through, the girls rejoined them to play Leigh Bakers wonderful quartet arrangement of Deep Harmony  with band accompaniment.
Toni was next with Grandfather`s Clock which she played superbly and with such ease. The penultimate piece, Balkan Dance also showed off the Band`s vocal skills and for their final piece they had chosen Gaelforce.
A magnificent concert made even more enjoyable by the entertainment and `bad jokes` of their compere –  Mr Jeff Goldthorpe.
We are delighted to report that due to everyone`s generosity,  we shall be donating in the coming days,  in excess of £1000 to Breast Cancer Now,  to enable a little more research into this horrible disease breast cancer.
Our sincere thanks go to John Robins - Temporary Chief Constable, The West Yorkshire Police Band, and their MD Kevin Wadsworth, Kirsty, Toni, Louise Jackie, Gaynor and everyone else who made this concert happen.
Thank you all!