Ireland Colliery join in on the bandstand Marathon

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by IJK, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. IJK

    IJK Member

    The Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band on Sunday 27th September made the short journey to the centre of the Peak District to perform in Bakewell Recreation Park as part of the Bandstand Marathon concerts. Supported by the BFBB and this year involving over 100 bands around the country, the concerts form the most widespread event in the four year celebration of culture and traditions of the UK, leading up to the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

    Playing a mixture of traditional brass band tunes and modern entertainment numbers, the band received numerous positive comments from members of the public who stopped to listen to the bands performance.

    Band Chairman Graham Weighill commented events like this can only help to promote the image of brass bands, the quality of entertainment they provide and hopefully encourage more people to become involved in the brass band movement.

    As well as a busy concert and contest schedule over the coming weeks, the band are preparing to host and perform in a charity concert titled ‘Brass N Sax with a Little Voice’. This is the second year the band has held this event and it is hoping to beat the £3000 raised last year for the nominated charities.

    This year’s event will be held at the Speedwell Rooms Staveley on Saturday 17th October, and will also feature entertainment from Southside Jazz and The Chesterfield Male Voice Choir. All monies raised at the concert will be shared between, The Anthony Nolan Trust, Leukaemia Research and the Ashgate Hospice.

    For more details on the event please visit the bands website,, or contact the Band Chairman on 0784 695 8778.
  2. Ipswich trom

    Ipswich trom Member

    Hope it was better than ours; the bandstand they provided wasn't even big enough for our percussion section let alone a band!
  3. IJK

    IJK Member

    Yes our Bandstand was the same also each side of the band stand was the toilets.

    But cant complain the band got paid for the job and had a great audience as well.

    You can see some of the pieces we played on you tube
  4. KenIrvin

    KenIrvin Member


    Here in Ashbourne we had a good turn out, weather was good which helped and everyone seemed to enjoy the music. Comments from a letter in the local paper welcomed the event and hopes that the bandstand will be used more often in future.

    Now getting ready for our next concert which is on Saturday 3rd October at St Oswald's Church in aid of the organ restoration fund. Entry is free with a retiring collection.
  5. Paul Smith

    Paul Smith New Member

    We will hope to make amends next year for Ipswich and Norwich; the construction of the bandstand was rather out of our control. Pleased you got a good turn out in Ashbourne and have enjoyed the YouTube pieces from Bakewell.
    The Bandstand Marathon will return in 2010, so I hope we can get you all on board again.
    Cheers - Paul, SUPERACT!

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