Darley Dale Band

Latest News

Hat-trick for Darley Dale Band at the Denby Pottery Village “Brass on the Grass”entertainment contest on 22nd June.

“Best soloist” for Harry Jepson for his performance of “The Toy Trumpet”

“Best Village Band”

and overall “Champion Band”

Congratulations – and thanks to members of the Derbyshire Singers who provided the choral finale.

You can hear the band at Hall Leys Park, Matlock on Sunday 18th August – see concerts page.

 

 

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.

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.