Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band

Chesterfield’s Premier Brass Band

About Us

Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band is a Third Section Brass Band based in the heart of Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

We are very proud of our local roots and reputation within the community and are keen to preserve the brass banding tradition in this area of Chesterfield and Staveley.

The band has a busy and varied programme of concerts, competitions and engagements throughout the year meaning there is never a dull moment.


Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band are looking for a Musical Director.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and ambitious Musical Director to lead and inspire us.

We’re a friendly and determined contesting band, currently competing in the Third Section, having spent a few years in higher sections. We’re keen to return to the higher sections – and we’re seeking a committed Musical Director to lead the charge.

We have our own bandroom in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, close to the M1, and rehearse on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 7:30 till 9:30. We already have engagements for 2024, including plans for a Spring concert and the increasingly popular Festive Brass, held in the iconic Crooked Spire.

Expressions of interest and a brief résumé of qualifications and experience should be sent to by Monday, 26th February.

It is anticipated that interviews/auditions will be held mid-March.

Our Bands

We currently offer a Training Band and a Senior Band 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 before to those who are returning to playing after a number of years off.

Training Band

Friday evenings 6.00 – 7.00pm

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Senior Band

Tuesday and Friday evenings 7.30 – 9.30pm

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We also offer one to one lessons on request.

All of our rehearsals are held in our own fully equipped band room at Field House, Dock Walk, Chesterfield S40 2AB

Interested in joining any of our bands? Please get in touch below.


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 BBE.

Events in 2023

Sunday 26th February
Midlands Area Regional Contest

Monday 1st May
May Day Parade, Chesterfield

Saturday 6th May
Coronation Event, Staveley

Monday 8th May
Coronation Event, Grassmoor

Saturday 20th May
Mayors Civic Parade, Chesterfield

Monday 29th May
Procession of Witnesses, Chesterfield

Sunday 2nd July
Barringtons, Darley Dale

Saturday 8th July
SAFVA Event, Chesterfield

Friday 14th July
Summer Concert, Chesterfield

Sunday 30th July
Commemoration of Markham Pit Disaster

Sunday 10th September
Queen’s Park, Chesterfield

Friday 15th September
Charity Concert in aid of Ashgate Hospice

Sunday 12th November
Remembrance Service, Staveley

Sunday 12th November
Remembrance Parade, Chesterfield

Friday 1st December
Christmas Concert, Chesterfield Golf Club

Friday 8th December
Christmas Concert, Holymoorside

Saturday 16th December
Crooked Spire, Chesterfield

Saturday 23rd December
Peak Cavern, Hope Valley

Available for Bookings

The band are available to perform at a variety of events including Summer Fetes and Galas, Indoor Concerts, Community Events, Private Parties and Weddings.

Find Us

Field House, Dock Walk, Chesterfield S40 2AB

Registered Charity

No. 501879