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.

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).

Band Vacancies

For more information regarding vacancies or if you would like to come along to have a blow with us please contact us by emailing iccbbmedia@gmail.com

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.

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.

Interested in Knowing More?

Use the Contact Form at the bottom of this page to Get in Touch or email at iccbbmedia@gmail.com

We’d Love to Hear from You.

News

Shirebrook Contest July 2018

We enjoyed a ‘warm’ reception at the Shirebrook Entertainment contest on Sunday and while our result was a little disappointing the Adjudicators remarks were fair and commended much of our performance. Congratulations to Forresters who were worthy winners. It was great to see so many bands competing at this local contest which goes from strength to strength.

Vacancies

Following the recent appointment of our new Musical Director we are looking to strengthen our team with a Principal Euphonium, Front row cornets – one of which could be the Principal to the right candidate and Percussion (Kit).  Please contact Lindon on 07767 808409 for more details or email iccbb.media@gmail.com

New MD announcement

We are delighted to announce that Mr Lindon Bolt has joined our team as Musical Director following a rigorous audition process. Lindon has been a friend of the band for several years and has helped us out on a number of occasions in the past, including preparing us for the recent 2018 area contest. Having previously conducted Dinnington Colliery Band and Deepcar Band, Lindon is also a very talented tuba player having played at all level’s and he brings a wealth of experience, enthusiasm and energy that will lead us to further success.  The band are delighted to be working with Lindon and are looking forward to a long and successful partnership.  Welcome Lindon!
 
“I’m very pleased to be given the chance to be part of the team at ICCB. I’ve always admired the bands friendly atmosphere and willingness to be innovative. The band is so well organised, and I have instantly felt part of the band. I’m really looking forward to what the future brings!” Lindon Bolt.

May Day Parade (click here for Derbyshire Times Article)

On May Day 2018, as Chesterfield’s premier brass band, ICCB were proud to support the annual May Day parade. The band turned out in full force despite the ‘record breaking’ hot bank holiday weather to lead the parade around the cobbled streets of Chesterfield Town Centre. See the link for the full Derbyshire Times article.

Our Coal Mining Heritage (click here for video)

We are proud to have provided the music to this short Landart film about our coal mining heritage in Staveley.

 

We are auditioning for a new Musical Director

Thank you to all those who expressed an interest in being our new Musical Director. Over the next few weeks we will be carrying out auditions and so watch this space for news of who our new MD will be.

 

MD Announcement (for area contest)

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”

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