A Warm Welcome to the Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band

Welcome

Welcome to the official web site of Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Brass Band, based in the historical market town of Chesterfield in Derbyshire, England.

At Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band our purpose and ethos is to make music, whilst enjoying the camaraderie that being part of a team provides, but most of all to have fun!

Being able to read and play music is a skill for life; it develops self-confidence and gives individuals the tools to achieve their full potential. The rewards of being part of a successful team are boundless and we hope you participate and embrace all that Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band has to offer.

ICCB is a place where you can flourish and develop, socially, educationally and artistically.

History

Little is known about the history of the band, although we believe a brass band has been in existence in the Chesterfield area for over 150 years, and the Chesterfield Band won the UK National championships in 1862.

Since the decline of the coal industry in the UK which provided much needed funding to the brass band movement, many bands found it a struggle to survive. Some bands folded altogether but many merged, and this is what the Ireland Colliery, the Chesterfield Band, and Pearsons Pottery Band did in the late eighties, to form what has now become ICCB. Colliery brass bands are part of the cultural history and heritage of the local area and the Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band, through its players and committee are committed to maintain this link for future generations.

The current band has a mixture of youth and experience, led by our new Musical Director, Mr David Holling

News

Down The Line

22 September 2017

“Review: World premiere of Down The Line is a steaming success”
ICCB were proud to be part of the community play commissioned for the reopening of the Barrow Hill Round House:

“The acoustics and atmosphere of the Roundhouse are perfect for the sound of brass with Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band entertaining and leading the audience on this magical journey”

New MD Announced

1 September 2017

We are delighted to announce that David Holling is the bands new Musical Director.

He brings with him a wealth of talent and experience and the band cannot wait to start working with him! Dave is currently the resident conductor with Thoresby and has previously enjoyed a successful term with Kibworth.
Dave also has family ties to the band in that his very talented wife Mandy began her playing career with Ireland Colliery.
The band and committee are very greatful that Dave has accepted this role and are looking forward to what the future holds!

The Band

ICCB meet & rehearse on a Tuesday & Friday evenings near Queens Park, Chesterfield.

Training Band

Our Training Band meet & rehearse on a Friday evening in Queens Park, Chesterfield. Come along and take a look and see if you would like to be a member.

Band Vacancies

For more information regarding vacancies or if you would like to come along to have a blow with us please contact us using the contact form below or phone 07944224538

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