Brass Band News
& Player Vacancies

Come along to the 55th Annual Brass Band Festival!

Published in Events on 2013-09-03 by Empty Chairs

More news from Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band

On Sep 7th 2013, at Dronfield Sports Centre

North East Derbyshire District Council will be hosting its 55th Annual Brass Band Festival on Saturday, 7th September at Dronfield Sports Centre.

This year, Matlock BandShirebrook  Miners' Welfare Band and the Ireland Colliery (Chesterfield) Band  will be playing for prize money donated by our sponsors:  ApolloGalliford TryGary Fletcher SurfacingPeak Edge HotelPulse Fitness, and WM Lee whilst competing for the first prize; The Hallworth Challenge Trophy. 

The Council's Leader, Councillor Graham Baxter said "We are very grateful for the support showed by all our sponsors, it brings residents of North East Derbyshire together, young and old, for yet another enjoyable evening, I hope you will be able to join me celebrate our 55th Annual Festival."  

The Chair of North East Derbyshire District Council, Councillor Ken Savidge, warmly invites you to attend this fun filled evening of toe tapping entertainment. 

As Chair of the Council, he has the opportunity to raise funds for a very worthwhile cause, and has chosen the The Children's Hospital Charity. 

Councillor Savidge said “There are many worthy charities, but my wife and I chose this charity because a couple of years ago our youngest granddaughter was admitted to the hospital based in Sheffield and, treated there. 

?"We were so impressed by the hard work and level of care received, that we want to raise money for them."

Councillor Savidge hopes this years Appeal will help raise awareness and encourage others in the District to help this very worthy cause.

Throughout the evening, there will be an opportunity to win some fabulous prizes and raise money for this fantastic charity.  

There will be an intermission after the second band has performed. 

Admission is £4.50 and £3.50 for senior citizens, which can be obtained by telephoning Claire Shacklady (01246) 217003.  


Share the news!
Comment on this article...
comments powered by Disqus

Brass Band CDs

Publish Your Press Release

There are two simple ways to publish your brass band related press releases on Empty Chairs:

  1. Sign up for a free account to self publish, or
  2. Send the release to and we will publish it for you.

Latest News

Youngsters star at Scarr

Cinderford Academy Band will be playing at Scarr Bandstand today, with Lydney Town Band… read more...

Milton Keynes Brass Charity Concert

Come and join MK Brass on Saturday 23rd April 2022 at 7:30pm, when we… read more...

Music from the Movies - Kidlington Concert Brass

Grab your popcorn and sit back and enjoy some of the finest soundtracks to… read more...

Bilsdale Silver Band needs players


New players registered

Chiltern Hills Brass is proud to announce that we have registered two new players,… read more...


Brass Band News

About & Admin