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 – 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 Musical Director, Mr Richard Windle

Music & Real Ale

Music & Real Ale 2016 is our 5th Music & Real Ale Weekend incorporating the 10th Anniversary of the ‘Battle of the Bands’ Contest hosted by Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band.

This year the dates are Friday 10th - Sunday 12th June

The new website will be going live soon with more information, rules and entry forms.

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