Darley Dale Band

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A happy new year to all our readers… and thank you for your support during 2018.

Thank you also for the money you have thrown into our buckets when we have been carolling.  It all helps to pay for music, room hire, instrument repairs and insurance and the other expenses of keeping a  band going.

We’ll be back to entertain you in 2019.

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 with our musical director Roger Jepson from 7.30 to 9.30 on Monday evenings at South Darley Village Hall which is at Cross Green on the road from Darley Bridge to Wensley. The Three Stags’ Heads is where we quench our thirst afterwards.

Our varied programme has included Sunday evenings in Darley Dale, concerts for local community groups, Matlock Beer Festival, 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 re-establishing our reputation as a friendly band providing high quality entertainment.