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.

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 […]

Death of Former Player

15th July 2021

The band were saddened to learn of the death of former player Chris Cheadle. Chris played with Holymoorside Band as a teenager and went on to join the Royal Artillery […]

Return to Rehearsal

6th July 2021

Last night (Monday 5th July) the band had their first socially distanced and bell covered rehearsal together for 16 months after being so rudely interrupted with the Covid19 enforced break.