Fantastic, say the 9/11 bandsmen

Cornet duo: father and son Dean and Sam Taylor in New York
Cornet duo: father and son Dean and Sam Taylor in New York
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A father and son from Calderdale have returned home after helping to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in America.

Sgt Dean Taylor, from the western area road police team, plays cornet for West Yorkshire Police Band, who went to New York for four concerts earlier this month.

Joining him was his son, 16-year-old Sam, a pupil at Trinity Academy in Holmfield, Halifax, who also plays cornet in the band.

“It was fantastic,” said Sgt Taylor. “We were really well received by the law- enforcement officers over there.”

Sam and Sgt Taylor, who has also played for Friendly Band and Hebden Bridge Band, were in New York for five nights.

They carried out four performances – one in New Jersey, another at a street party in Brooklyn, one on September 11 at memorial gardens for British victims at Hanover Square and another with the Scottish Police Choir.

The band raised money for the visit by selling their latest CD and they perform in their own time.