Hello and a massive welcome to Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Training Band’s page!

We meet on Friday evenings from 6.30-8.00pm and the aim is to just have fun!

You may be an absolute beginner with an inkling to try something different or returning to playing after having a few years off, but whatever your circumstances GET IN TOUCH!

We have the instruments and means to teach you all you need to know to kick-start a rewarding and fulfilling hobby. Instruments and help with playing are provided by DBS checked tutors. We even cater for percussionists! So Mums and Dads, rather than get pestered by the kids for a brass instrument or a drum kit let them come to us to learn. Age is also no barrier and learning a musical instrument can be started at any stage of life.

Over the year, we will be taking part in the concerts with the Main Band with many of our players progressing through the ranks into the Main Band. There’s also band socials to join in with, varying from bowling and curry nights to beer festivals (for the adults!) and invitations to come and support the Main Band at contests.

If you need any more information you can contact us via iccbbmedia@gmail.com.

The training band is a mixture of young people just starting out in their brass playing careers, and adults returning to banding after having a break. There is also a healthy number of adult learners who have recently taken up a brass instrument. It is a fun environment where everyone learns at their own pace, whilst enjoying the thrill of making music together.

Friday night rehearsal at 6:30 pm at Dock Walk, Chesterfield