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.






COVID-19 has prevented the band rehearsing since March 2020 and, sadly, getting together to practise in a confined space is still problematic.  We do however look forward to seeing you whenever the band is able to give concerts again.

This is what might have been during 2020……………

  • Friday 22nd May – Monday 25th May

Onzain Twinning Trip

  • Sunday 7th June at 6 pm

Kirk Ireton Blessings and short concert at the Barley Mow

  • Saturday 13th June at 12 noon –

Kirk Ireton Carnival Day –  Parade and short concert

  • Sunday 14th June at 7 pm

Concert at Barringtons, Darley Dale

  • Sunday 23rd August 2-4 pm *TBC *

Queen’s Park Bandstand, Chesterfield

  • Sunday 8th November 2.45 pm

Darley Dale Remembrance Parade and Service at 3 pm

  • Sunday 6th December  5.45 pm

Winster Christmas Lights Switch On

  • Friday 11th December  7.30 pm

Christmas Concert – Edgefold Club, Matlock

  • Monday 14th December  9 pm

Christmas Concert – The Oakham Suite, Nottingham Road, Mansfield (Private function)

  • Wednesday 16th December 7.30 pm

G&S Society Xmas Concert, Chesterfield Parish Church

  • Saturday 19th December 11am – 2pm *TBC *
  • Tuesday 22nd December 11am – 2pm *TBC *

        Carols at Sainsbury’s, Matlock -TBC