About Us

The Band

Humberside Police Concert Band plays a vast repertoire of music including military classics, pop, selections from the stage and screen, and Last Night of the Proms style finales. Having taking part at prestigious events across Europe, the band is as comfortable at local galas as it is at performing in large arenas and even before members of the Royal family

The Band comprises on average of 30 musicians, the majority of whom are volunteer, civilian members, who come from as far a field as Lincoln and Wakefield. The Band undertakes about 25 engagements per year mainly in the Humberside Police area and rehearse twice a week, on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings, in the band room at the Sensor House in Beverley.

Musical Director

Brent Read G.Mus L.T.C.L. Cert Ed.

At age 17, Hull-born Brent Read joined the band on Clarinet. Whilst studying in Huddersfield and Leeds he would travel back to play with the band and continues to do so after settling in the West Riding, teaching Music at Penistone Grammar School. He played Solo Clarinet within the band for 25 years before taking up the baton as Musical Director in 2005. In his spare time, Brent continues to play clarinet with the West Yorkshire Fire Band.

Humberside Police Piper and Drum Major

Daniel Fleming

Danny Fleming has been playing the bagpipes since the age of 10 when he joined the Arbroath Royal British Legion Band. He served with the Scots Guards, where he became Pipe Major in 1998, performing in many prestigious events. Danny joined Humberside Police as an officer in 2004 and performs the dual role of Drum Major for the band and Police Piper.

Humberside Police Soprano

Janet Bates Dip. Perf. RCM, Dip. Teach. RCM, PGCE.

Beverley-born Janet Bates began studying singing at 11 years old with Diana Pocock ARCM. At 18 she went on to further her studies with Margaret Kingsley, having been awarded a place at The Royal College of Music, London. Janet has been a Police Officer for over 20 years and always finds time to pursue her passion – she has been performing with Humberside Police Concert Band since 2013.