Training Band

Welcome to the ICCBB Training Band. We currently have two training bands to cater for the abilities of all of our members. Anyone is welcome to join and our players include those that have never picked up a brass instrument to those who are returning to playing after a number of years off. We also offer one to one lessons for those who request it.

Rehearsals are every Friday from 18.30 to 20.00pm in ICCBB’s very own band room.

If you are interested in learning a brass instrument please contact us at iccbbmedia@gmail.com, through social media or via the contact form here


What can you expect from us?

· Tuition and support from experienced brass players

· The use of an instrument (if you don’t have one of your own)

· Help and advice on using and caring for your instrument

· Band rehearsal facilities

· Band uniform

· Sheet music and tutorial books/music for learners

· Opportunity to perform at concerts/competitions and engagements

· Social events

· Involvement in the wider Brass Band movement

What do we expect of you?

· A good attitude, the desire to be part of a group and to get involved

· Practice, practice, practice! Progress cannot be achieved in rehearsals alone. If you want to improve, then practice at home is strongly recommended

· If you can’t attend any rehearsal or engagement, please let us know ASAP

· Look after your instrument (if your band instrument needs repair, please let us know)

· Don’t forget to bring all your music and a pencil to rehearsals

· To represent the band in the best possible way at all times

· Smart dress for performances – white shirt with collar, black trousers or skirt and black shoes. We will provide you with the rest

Playing in the band should be fun. The band belongs to the players/members and if there is a piece of music you want to play, please speak to the conductor. We are always looking for new ideas for music and would rather the band had an input on playing pieces the know or like.

Child Protection Policy

Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band has adopted the Brass Bands England Child Protection Policy. If you would like to see a copy of the policy, please ask.

Players, officers and helpers follow the code of conduct which is recommended by the BBE.