A Warm Welcome to the Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band

Richard Windle

Musical Director


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, led by Musical Director, Mr Richard Windle

Our Next Event

Butlins Mineworkers Championship Contest – 14 -15 January 2017

The band are deep in rehearsals in preparation for the forthcoming band contest which takes place at Butlins, Skegness.

They will be competing in a massive field of 24 bands taking on the challenge of Malcolm Arnold’s ‘Fantasy for Brass Band’ in the First Section, as they look to impress adjudicators Derek Southcott and Mark Wilkinson.

For more information: http://www.4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?id=28044

Meet The Band

The ICCBB meet & rehearse on a Tuesday & Friday evenings in Queens Park, Chesterfield. View profiles of our current band members here…

Coming Soon

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 here…

Forthcoming Events

The ICCBB is an active part of the community and play regular concerts throughout the area and further afield. Take a look at what we are up to here…

Band Vacancies

Assistant Principal Cornet 

For more information contact the Musical Director, Richard Windle on richard@perform2learn.com or phone 07590 512282

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