Pictures from today’s May Day Parade in Ashover, a bit chilly but at least the rain held off (for us).

You can next see the band at the Railale Beer Festival at the Barrow Hill Roundhouse on Saturday 21 May.

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Easter Sunrise at The Fabrick

For the first time in living memory we actually saw the sun rise at the Easter Day service at The Fabrick on Sunday 27 March, something of a reward for the early start after the clocks went forward.

Thanks to all involved, especially the breakfast crew back at The Bassett Rooms.

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Easter and May Day

We will be playing at The Fabrick (Ashover Rock) for the traditional Easter morning service at 6.30am on Sunday 27 March, a very uplifting event.

After that you can see the band at the Ashover May Day parade on Monday 2 May, here we are in all our glory from last year, about to set off up Church Street.

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Into The New Year

Ashover Brass Band is now preparing for their concert season with a mixture of new and favourite material that will delight audiences, we hope, throughout the summer months.

Check out our engagements page to find out where we are through the year.

We can also offer playing opportunities for all abilities, both in the main and training bands.

Ashover Light Railway

Saturday 17 August 2014

The band was invited to play at the Golden Valley site of the Midland Railway Centre in Ripley to commemorate the restoration of carriage 04 of the Ashover Light Railway (ALR). This was a fitting and atmospheric day for us as the band had played at the opening of the ALR in 1925!

Many thanks to Cliff Thomas from the Railway Magazine and Alan Calladine and Paul from the Golden Valley Light Railway for the pictures together with all the wonderful enthusiasts at the railway centre for creating a unique day. Here’s a few pictures and a link to ‘youtube’:


band at MRC 4 band playing on coach at MRC

band at MRC 3band at MRC 1

a thriving brass band based in the picturesque village of Ashover, Derbyshire.