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.
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.
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
“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”
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).
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.
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