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It's A Crime Not To See Police Orchestra At Outdoor Concert
Evening all! The British Police Symphony Orchestra is set to make an 'arresting' sight at a Staffordshire park this autumn when they star in an outdoor classical concert. The orchestra, which was founded in 1989, is an amateur orchestra which draws its players from across the 44 police forces within the United Kingdom. It is reckoned to have helped raise more than 150,000 for charities and other good causes over the last quarter of a century.

And now the British Police Symphony Orchestra - together with the City of Lichfield Concert Band - is set to feature in the Lichfield Proms in the Park concert on Saturday 3 September when thousands of local music lovers are expected to gather in Lichfield's Beacon Park for an evening of outdoor entertainment.

Lichfield Proms in the Park
Get out the flags for Lichfield Proms in the Park

Lichfield Proms, which is a free event for the whole family, will also include classically trained singers and a spectacular fireworks display at the end of the show to bring the summer to a close in style. The evening programme will commence with a brass band which will play a collection of popular music to warm up the crowd as they find their spots. This will then lead up to the main concert featuring the British Police Symphony Orchestra, City of Lichfield Concert Band, and classically trained singers performing a varied musical programme. The evening culminates with a rousing sing-song to accompany the firework finale.

Lichfield Proms in the Park
The music goes on well into the evening

Since the first concert in 1998, Lichfield Proms has grown from strength to strength, establishing itself as an eagerly anticipated date in Staffordshire's calendar. The Proms are organised by Lichfield District Council which is urging local businesses to come forward to help raise the money needed to stage the concert. In return, the local authority says sponsors are able to benefit from their logos appearing on posters, leaflets, and the official concert programme, while they will also be given VIP seating and parking at the event. Sponsorship packages range from 50 to 2,000.

Lichfield Proms in the Park
Make sure you stay for the fireworks finale

Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council's Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said: "We could not stage Lichfield Proms without the generous support of local companies and
organisations, and we're hoping plenty will come forward to help us with our 2016 event. Sponsoring Lichfield Proms is an excellent way to give something back to the local community. It's such a wonderful evening that's enjoyed by thousands, and helping to make it happen does make it even more special."

To find out more about Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park, visit online. Local businesses interested in sponsoring the event are asked to email or call 01543 308866. Make sure you dig out those Union Jack flags and hats and get along to Beacon Park early to ensure you get a good spot.
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Why? A Wonderful Evening Of Classical Music Set In Beautiful Park
When: Saturday 3 September 2016
Phone: 01543 308866
Where: Beacon Park, Swan Road, Lichfield WS13 6QZ
Cost: Free
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