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Picture: Lorne Campbell / Guzelian
Derek Broadbent with members of the world famous Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band. It is 40 years since Derek conducted the West Yorkshire band, and made it to number two in the charts with `The Floral Dance’. The song was further popularised when Terry Wogan added his singing to the tune. From left are cornet players, Sam Gibson, Simon Sanderson and Hayley Walsh.
PICTURE TAKEN ON MONDAY 20 MARCH 2017
WORDS BY GUZELIAN

A conductor who helped resurrect a popular 1911 song by Katie Moss and turned it into a chart hit will perform with former members of his brass band to celebrate 40 years since its success.

Derek Broadbent, of Bradford, West Yorkshire, is responsible for the Brighouse & Rastrick BandÕs arrangement of The Floral Dance, which charted in at number two back in December 1977.

Mr Broadbent will be reuniting with his former players and current members of the band on Saturday, March 25, at Huddersfield Town Hall, to conduct a special concert to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the hit.

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