About Us

Holymoorside Band is a 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.

Recruitment Drive

25th March 2022

The band are on the lookout for new members and currently have vacancies for the following players, but not limited to: Front row cornets Back row cornets Soprano cornet Baritone […]

New Covid-19 Restrictions Force Cancellations

10th December 2021

Due to new Covid-19 restrictions being brought in by HM Government the band will not be playing Christmas Carols at the Pavements Shopping Centre on the 11th and 18th December, […]

First Engagement For 18 Months

28th August 2021

Thursday evening saw the band’s first engagement since Christmas 2019, due to the enforced Covid19 lockdowns. They participated in the service for the blessing of the wells in Holymoorside. From […]