Ashover Show

Ashover show 2013

The 82nd Ashover Show took place in perfect weather at the showground on Wednesday 14 August. Early indications from the organisers are that record numbers attended, something we witnessed with the audiences we received for our two sessions.


Thanks to everyone involved, especially Denise for the picture, and here’s looking to Woolley Show on Saturday.


Whitwell Well Dressings

In blistering heat last Saturday, 6 July, a small but select band played at Whitwell’s annual well dressings in the centre of the village.

The event is organised by the scout and guide groups and was well attended and we received a very warm welcome from all involved.

Holloway Carnival – 29 June

It was a year to the day from when the Olympic Torch Relay came through Chesterfield & yesterdays Holloway Carnival Procession was just as impressive as  it stretched far into the distance beyond the point where the end could be seen.

The band coped well with the long march to Lea Green, and it was worth it as they were met by massed crowds outside the carnival arena  – just like those Olympians on the home straight!

Here’s a few pictures from a very happy day.

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Although the band has a full programme of events lined up we are still on the look out for players of all abilities and can accommodate everyone from maestros to new starters. Our training band is the ideal feeder group for new starters and those returning to playing and meets before the main band every Sunday at 6.45pm where we can provide you with instrument loan and tuition.

The bands next concert is at Bakewell Cottage nursing home on Saturday 15 June from 3.00 – 5.00pm. After that it’s Holloway Carnival, the longest march, on Saturday 29 June.


Barrow Hill Rail Ale Festival 2013

On Saturday, 18th May 2013, the band will be back, by popular demand, at the Rail Ale Festival, Barrow Hill Roundhouse. This is the fourth time we have played the job and we’re looking forward to premiering our summer programme for the mild mannered, sober people of Barrow Hill.

Band hits the right note at May Day Service

You should have been in Ashover Church this morning when the band, in fine form, previewed some of their summer programme for the assembled congregation. All the items went down well but it was ‘Lord of the Dance’ in the blistering style of ‘Riverdance’ that had them rocking in the pews!

All looks well for tomorrows May Day parade.

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