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, led by Musical Director, Mr Richard Windle
Down The Line Community Play – the band received a great welcome to their attendance at the launch of Barrowhill’s Community Project on Saturday 4th March. The event organisers said “We had a great start to ‘Down the Line’, a community play to be performed at our much loved Barrow Hill Roundhouse. The launch event was wonderful, it was a real pleasure to enjoy the fabulous sound of the Ireland Colliery Brass band, as we marched through the village to the Roundhouse. Train rides were put on for the children whilst others had a walk around the site. We felt so fortunate that the sun shone and spirits were high! Thank you to all Community Growths volunteers today for helping it all run so smoothly, great job. If you would like to get involved please visit our website www.communitygrowthcic.co.uk“
The band are looking forward to taking part in this event which is planned for late September 2017. Keep an eye on our events page for more details nearer the time.
Meet The Band
The ICCBB meet & rehearse on a Tuesday & Friday evenings near Queens Park, Chesterfield. View profiles of our current band members on our Meet the Band page.
Coming Soon – still under construction
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.
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.
For more information regarding vacancies or if you would like to come along to have a blow with us please contact the Musical Director, Richard Windle on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07590 512282
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