Saturday the 3rd of October saw Grange Moor Band present their first patrons concert at St Pauls Church in Mirfield. The evening featured guest soloist Stephen Wilkinson, principal cornet of the Brighouse and Rastrick Band. Michael Howley conducted a challenging programme featuring several arrangements by Leigh Baker, including Lionel Richie's 'All Night Long', 'Eventide' and 'Deep Harmony' which was well received by the audience. Stephen dazzled the audience with solos including 'Tucker', 'Glorious Ventures', 'The Watermill' and 'Far More Than I Deserve'. The patron scheme was introduced a year ago with the aim of encouraging the local community to support the band, including helping the Grange Moor concert band to develop and teach younger players. If you are interested in becoming a patron of the band then you can either follow this link and fill in a form http://grangemoorband.co.uk/patrons.php, or you can phone Warren Gillibrand on 07957859464. The concert marked the debut on Solo cornet for David Jenkinson, who has recently left Queen Elizabeth Grammar School. The band now look forward performing in Dewsbury Minster on the 30th October before turning their attention to preparations for Malton Entertainment contest on the 1st November.