Police Band And Choirs
West Mercia Police is fortunate to benefit from a number of affiliated musical organisations, who do considerable work to benefit charities around the region. They each feature a mix of serving and former police officers or staff alongside members of the public. You can read about each group below and find out more about how you can get involved.
The Band of West Mercia Police
Formed in 1988, the Band of West Mercia Police has established an impeccable reputation both for musical performance and work within the community.
Successful in competitions at regional and national level, the Band’s achievements include reaching the finals of the British Band Championships and most recently, taking second place in the Pershore Brass Contest.
Hereford Police Male Choir
Hereford Police Male Choir celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2007, having been formed in 1957 to sing at a special thanks giving service at Hereford Cathedral to mark the centenary of the old Herefordshire Constabulary. It was made up then of serving police officers together with some members of the Specials.
Today, the choir continues to successfully sing at concerts throughout the UK and overseas, although its ranks have long been opened up to men from all walks of life. A few of the original police officers, now retired, are still singing with the 65 strong choir. There is a large contingent of choristers from the Worcestershire area.
Shrewsbury Police Male Choir
Shrewsbury Police Male Choir celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2008, having been formed in August 1983 by seven members of West Mercia Police's Shropshire Division.
The choir now has some 56 members and is made up of both retired police officers and members of the wider community who had been invited to join.
It sings throughout Shropshire and the surrounding counties for charitable and other worthy causes, in doing so fostering and building on public relations between the police and local communities.