Holymoorside Band is a friendly non-contesting brass band based in the village of Holymoorside, located 3 miles west of Chesterfield in North Derbyshire.
The vast majority of the band is made up from players who do not contest or have given up contesting but still want to continue to play in a brass band.
The band was formed with the building of the cotton mills in the village in the 1860s. The exact date is not recorded, but it is known that the band was in operation in some form in 1865 as they were due to play at the Grand Brass Band Contest at the Exhibition Palace, Dublin from 12th to 14th October of that year.
Instruments are available and we rehearse on a Monday and Friday evening at 8pm, in the school room of the United Reformed Church, Holymoorside, on the outskirts of Chesterfield.
If you are interested in joining or would like to find out more about us, come along to a rehearsal or contact Hannah the band secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 07123 456 789
Whilst we welcome any players to come along and join in, we are also in particular looking for:
Front Row Cornets
Back Row Cornets
Holymoorside Band now operates a free of charge training band for young and old alike.
Interested in learning a brass instrument? Or perhaps looking to get your lip back in after an extended break from banding?
Why not pop along to our training sessions which are are held every Wednesday at the United Reformed Church at 6pm. Instruments are provided.
Many incredible memories at concerts over the years. Check out a selection of our photos below, featuring band member past and present.
The band performs at numerous park bandstands throughout the summer season. Check our Engagements page for for details
A tailored programme of music from arrival / exit music to the wedding march and service music. Or perhaps some background music for your wedding supper? Talk over your requirements with us.
Who doesn't love to hear a brass band during the festive season?
An extensive repertoire of traditional carols, Christmas tunes and music from the many festive films.
Why not have something a little different for your special day?
Choose your own musical backdrop from our extensive library, or we can tailor something appropriate for your event.
Fetes & Fun Days
Book up early for the 2024 summer season as our weekends fill up well in advance from July to September.
Book the band for your company event and you can be assured of a flexible and professional service, from entrance, background music to a rousing feature performance. Talk to us about your requirements.