Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band Celebrates Contest Results

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by IJK, May 7, 2009.

  1. IJK

    IJK Member

    Midlands’s area 4th section band, the Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band is celebrating after achieving its best contest results for over a decade.

    The band has been placed 2nd at 3 events, Butlins, NEMBBA and most recently at the Buxton contest where the band played Dark Side of The Moon. The band also achieved 5th place at the area contest in Bedworth.

    Musical Director Ian Knapton who has conducted and developed the band since 2003 commented ‘we are all over the moon and will look to build further on this success. These results couldn’t have been achieved without the hard work from the band in preparing the 3 test pieces we have played this year’

    ICCB recorded its debut CD last year and plan to record a further two in 2009. The first of these will be a joint recording with the Chesterfield Male Voice choir, and will be promoting the musical heritage of the Chesterfield Borough. The CD will be on sale shortly after the recording on the 13th June, if you would like to reserve a copy, please e.mail our Band Secretary, Paula Weighill at

    As well as a busy concert schedule the band are preparing to host the Battle of the Bands contest on 14th June. This is an entertainment contest for Bands from sections 1 to 4, if you would like to know more or enter your band in this years contest, please make contact with our band secretary.

    Last year Ireland Colliery hosted its first major charity concert titled ‘Brass N Sax’ where it managed to raise a total of £3000 for charities including Leukaemia Research and the Anthony Nolan Trust.
    This year’s event titled ‘Brass N Sax with A Little Voice’ will be held at the Speedwell Rooms Staveley on Saturday 17th October, when we will be raising money for The Anthony Nolan Trust, Leukaemia Research and the Ashgate Hospice. For more details on the event please visit the bands website,