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Thornsett Band

appearing at

Hayfield May Queen Festival

Hayfield, Derbyshire

Saturday 12th of May 2018


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Thornsett Band


Live Performance
Brass Band


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.

Hayfield May Queen Festival

Venue Type

Village Festival

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A traditional Village May Queen Parade & Festival, which has been going since 1928, for all the family not to be missed.
Great Bands, Entertainers, Majorettes, visiting royalty, stilt walkers etc along with our new royal family

The 2022 Theme is the Seaside 🦀🎡🏖

Once you have watched the colourful and musical parade along the village streets walk on down to the Old School Field which is just off Swallow House Lane and enjoy a spectacular afternoon of arena events, entertainment

We also have Cubbins Fun Fair with us providing us with all our favourite attractions, open from Thursday to Sunday 🎡🍔🌭🍭🍩

Entry is via donation, this then goes towards parade costs

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.


Field & Fairground opens 11am.
Stalls Open 12 noon.
Parade Starts 1.30pm.
Arena entertainment from 2.30pm.

PLUS Don’t forget
Sunday 15th May

Hayfield May Queen Food and Music Festival on the Sunday at the Old School Field, featuring local food stalls, local bands and a licensed bar, as well as the Fun Fair 🎡 this event is again entry via a donation

Bands this year are

Stella Vision
Eric & the Frantics
Nothing like Pressure

Parade starts at Station road and finishes on Swallow House Lane

Swallow House Lane,




SK22 2HS.

Family Friendly

Free Admission

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