About The Band

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.

Upcoming Events

Date 04.08.2024 19:00 - 22:00


Crich Tramway Village
18.08.2024 13:00

We're Recruiting

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 enquiries@holymoorsideband.co.uk 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
  • Soprano Cornets
  • Baritone
  • Bass Trombone
  • Kit Percussion

Training Band

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.
Concert Photos
Many incredible memories at concerts over the years. Check out a selection of our photos below, featuring band member past and present.
Hear The Band
By far the best way to listen to the band is to come along to
one of our Engagemets.
However, here are some small snippets from one of our concerts.
Album Record

Holymoorside Band - Christmas Dream
Album Record

Holymoorside Band - Shepherd's Pipe Carol
Album Record

Holymoorside Band - We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Book the Band
The band is available for bookings all year round. Here are a selection of events we can tailor a musical programme for:
Park Bandstands
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.
Carol Services
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.
Birthday Celebrations
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.
Corporate Events
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.