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Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band, (ICCB) are a dynamic brass band with our roots firmly in the historic market town of Chesterfield in Derbyshire, England.
At Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band our purpose and ethos is to make music, whilst enjoying the camaraderie that being part of a team provides, but most of all to have fun!
Being able to read and play music is a skill for life; it develops self-confidence and gives individuals the tools to achieve their full potential. The rewards of being part of a successful team are boundless and we hope you participate and embrace all that Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band has to offer.
ICCB is a place where you can flourish and develop, socially, educationally and artistically.
Little is known about the history of the band, although we believe a brass band has been in existence in the Chesterfield area for over 150 years, and the Chesterfield Band won the UK National championships in 1862.
Since the decline of the coal industry in the UK which provided much needed funding to the brass band movement, many bands found it a struggle to survive. Some bands folded altogether but many merged, and this is what the Ireland Colliery, the Chesterfield Band, and Pearsons Pottery Band did in the late eighties, to form what has now become ICCB. Colliery brass bands are part of the cultural history and heritage of the local area and the Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band, through its players and committee are committed to maintain this link for future generations. The current band has a mixture of youth and experience.
We have a growing training band, rehearsing every Friday evening 6.30
The Main Hall is licensed for 400 theatre style and can seat up to 250 around tables. It has reputably the largest sprung dance floor in all of northern Derbyshire, there is a licensed bar, a large fully equipped catering kitchen, a large stage with dressing room and toilets for performers.
Rooms One and Two have independant access, use of a small kitchen and are suitable for smaller meetings and events for up to 40 people.
The Lounge (off the Main Hall) is suitable as a break out room or for small meetings.
The venue has disabled access and there are fully accessible toilets, extensive free parking, and vending machines for snacks and Fairtrade drinks.
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