A Warm Welcome to the Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band


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.


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.


We are looking for a new Musical Director

New Year New Challenge! Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Brass Band are looking for a Musical Director. An opportunity has arisen to appoint a Musical Director to lead our friendly and determined band. The Band is a contesting band and currently competes in the Second section having spent a few years in section One. The band is keen to return to the higher section and beyond – and is seeking an experienced and committed Musical Director to lead the charge. We have our own Bandroom, with an extensive library of music, situated in Chesterfield Derbyshire, close to the M1 and currently rehearse Tuesday and Friday evenings (1945 – 2145). We already have a busy schedule of engagements for 2018 including our own annual concert and the increasingly popular Festive Brass event in the iconic Crooked Spire. For more information, we encourage you to visit the Band’s Website where you will get a flavour of the band.

Expressions of interest and a brief resume of qualifications and experience should be sent to iccbbmedia@gmail.com.

Closing date is 23rd March 2018. It is anticipated that interviews/auditions will be held early April.

ICCB Spring Concert

Our Spring Concert will be on Friday 13th April 2018.

The concert will be at the historic and newly renovated Staveley Hall, Staveley being the original home of Ireland Colliery.

Watch this space for further details.


MD Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Mr Lindon Bolt will be taking us to the area contest on 11th March 2018 as Musical Director. Lindon is currently the Musical Director at Dinnington Colliery Band and previously he conducted Deepcar Band. He has a wealth of experience in brass bands and is a very talented player having played at championship level on EEb bass before starting his career in conducting.  The band are delighted to be working with Lindon and are looking forward to competing at the Midlands Area Contest in the 2nd section.

Success at 'Down The Line' community play

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”

The Band

ICCB meet & rehearse on a Tuesday & Friday evenings near Queens Park, Chesterfield. We are an ambitious but friendly band and as of 1/1/18 are in the 2nd section (Midlands region).

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 email iccbbmedia@gmail.com

Interested in Knowing More?

Use the Contact Form Here to Get in Touch or email at iccbbmedia@gmail.com

We’d Love to Hear from You.

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