Thornsett Band are a brass band based in the High Peak area of Derbyshire, UK. Thornsett Band, founded in 1895, is very much alive and well. They have gained a reputation as a youth brass band although players can be of any age. The main band practice on a Monday evening at the Thornsett Band hut in Thornsett. There is also a learner band that also meets on a Monday evening just before the main band.
The Thornsett Band was established in 1876. The band has had some good and bad times. In the 1930s, under the celebrated conductor William Halliwell, they enjoyed a period of excellence. Again in the 1960s under Bryan Taylor, they were revitalised and in 1967 they won the Junior Shield at Belle Vue.
Other major achievements include a third section national championship in 1974 and East Midlands second section championship in the 1980s.
It was later on in the 1980s that most of the experienced members left.
Thornsett Band thankfully didn’t go the same way as many of the other local band and kept going. The band then, as now, was run by Dave Ford and Matt Gee. They recruited local youngsters (and not so youngsters), started the ‘Learner Band’ as a feeder band to the main band. The Learner band still takes learners and teaches them. It is a fantastic opportunity for anyone to learn a instrument.
A traditional Village May Queen Carnival Parade & Festival for all the family not to be missed.
Great Bands, Musicians, Entertainers, Dancers Majorettes & Parade Floats.
The 2019 Theme is Food Glorious Food
Once you watched the colourful and musical parade along the village streets walk on to the May Queen field and enjoy a spectacular afternoon of arena events & entertainment including circus Skills workshop, Magicians show dancers and live bands.
We also have a fantastic fairground with all the kids favourites on from Waltzer's to the Big Wheel and everything in between.
Entry is Free and food & refreshments are available along with loads of stalls and fun & games.
Parking is restricted so if possible please park in New Mills & use the 61 High Peak Buses from New Mills to Hayfield (5 minutes) or the 358 Stagecoach Stockport to Hayfield.
FREE ENTRY BUT A DONATION ON ARRIVAL GRATEFULLY RECEIVED.
Field & Fairground opens 11am.
Stalls Open 12 noon.
Parade Starts 1.30pm.
Arena entertainment from 2.30pm.
PLUS NEW FOR 2019...
Hayfield May Queen Food and Music Festival on the Sunday at the Old School Field, featuring local food stalls, local bands and a bar.
Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.