Darley Dale Band

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Although the band has received a number of invitations to play at events this summer there is still the problem of rehearsing safely in a confined space and band practices have not yet started again.  Watch this space.

We are delighted that Darley Dale Town Council has awarded to Keith Sheldon a Lifetime Achievement Award for his continuous support of Darley Dale Band over 72 years!

Early in 2020 the band was delighted to announce that Chris Fower  had accepted the position of Musical Director in succession to Roger Jepson. Unfortunately he did not have an opportunity to conduct a concert before lock-down. Chris brings a wealth of experience in performing (Grimethorpe Colliery Band, Michael Nyman Band etc.) and teaching and we very much look forward to working with him.

 

 

 

 

About Us

Darley Dale Band is enjoying a revival. We are attracting players from Darley and the towns and villages around who enjoy practising and performing together to a high standard without the constraints of contesting.  Several of the band members have Championship Section experience however and provide welcome support for others who, for example, learned an instrument at school and have rediscovered the pleasure of banding.

We rehearse from 7.30 to 9.30 on Monday evenings at South Darley Village Hall which is at Cross Green DE4 2JT on the road from Darley Bridge to Wensley.

Our varied programme has included village carnivals, Sunday evenings in Darley Dale, concerts for local community groups, the Remembrance parade, Christmas music at St Helen’s and St Mary’s churches and events with the Darley Dale Twinning Association.

Since its formation in 1880 the Band has had its ups and downs – closing down in the 1960s, reforming in 1984 and reviving again in the 2010s. We are now up to full strength and growing our reputation as a friendly band providing high quality entertainment.