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Ireland Colliery Chesterfield band are celebrating for the 4th consecutive year by reaching the national finals of Great Britain

Published in Band News on 2014-03-12 by Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band

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Ireland Colliery Chesterfield band are celebrating for the 4th consecutive year by reaching the national finals of Great Britain.

For the past 4 years the band has represented the Midlands in the 4th section twice 3rd section once and now the 2nd section in 2014.   And with the possibility of promotion to the 1st section in 2015 when the Midlands committee confirm the points the band are now demonstrating where hard work gets you.

Ian Knapton MD of Ireland commented “ I’ve now lead the band at 11 consecutive Area championships and as a band we have seen people come and go but the main core of the band has been the same for most of that time. When I first started this project all those years ago I had one aim and that was to get the band back into the 1st section where they were before they disbanded in 2002 after the pit had closed and all what was left was the youth band. With this year’s result it is looking like we are going to do this and I am so proud of the band and team around me. There are no super stars in the band but people who listen and work hard and achieve the results as a team.”

It is now time for the band to raise the £5000 that it will cost to get them to the finals for the 4th year running and all members are hard at work trying to come up with new ways of raising the money. If you can help the band by supporting them, then please get in touch.

The band  have so many great projects coming up and have our 3rd Music and Real Ale Weekend which we are looking for entries for  3rd ICCB Solo, Duet and Quartet contest Saturday 14th June and the 8th Battle of the bands entertainment contest Sunday 15th June open to Junior, Unregistered and 3rd and 4th section bands.

If you would like to enter either of the contests please contact the contest committee at and they will send you an entry form closing dates for the contests are middle of May 2014

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