Darley Dale Band

Latest News

Responding to concerns about the Coronavirus, the band does not expect to be rehearsing until at least the end of May. The proposed VE day concert is cancelled and other events are on hold. Watch this space.

In the meantime the Cory Band is carrying on with social distancing in place

The band is delighted to announce that Chris Fower has accepted the position of Musical Director in succession to Roger Jepson. 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.  Details of our 2020 programme are now available on the events 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 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.