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.

Coronavirus Announcement

16th March 2020

Following today’s advice from HM Government and Brass Bands England, Holymoorside Band have decided that all rehearsals and concerts will be cancelled for the foreseeable future.

New Band Committee

6th March 2020

Following on from the AGM on Friday 28th February, the following committee was elected: Chair – Rob Youde Secretary – Deb Parkin Treasurer – Andy Booker Committee: John Walker Gordon […]

Two Sad Pieces of News

6th March 2020

It is with much sadness we have to report the following death’s Aubrey Evans, our second baritone player who has passed away suddenly. Aubrey has played with the band over […]