From the bands earliest days, it has gone through many difficult periods. In the past the band has also joined forces with other bands. Most notably it joined forces with the Brampton Band, and for a while was known as the Brampton and Holymoorside Band. During the 1950’s and the 1960’s the Holymoorside Band was closely connected with the Whittington Band.
Even through its history of difficult circumstances, the band has always managed to play for the Remembrance Day Service. The band even managed to play for VE day in 1945, no mean feat for a village band with most of its player’s away on active service.