Darley Dale Band

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The band has begun rehearsing for its programme of concerts in 2020 but sadly will be doing so without the benefit of Roger Jepson’s leadership. After directing the band for a number of years he has decided, with regret, to retire from the post. In his address to members he highlighted the band’s trip to Onzain in 2018 and our success at the Denby Pottery entertainment contest in 2019. We wish him well in 2020 as he enjoys 40th anniversaries in both his family and professional life.






At the beginning of 2020 we can look back on a year full of event with some regular favourites including Kirk Ireton Wakes Week  and some new engagements at Brassington and Eyam Carnivals.  Also a new venture into contesting – the entertainment contest at Denby Pottery Village on 22nd June.  We won 3 prizes!

We look forward to meeting you, wherever we perform – and, if you would like to engage us, please use the “Contact Us” tab to get in touch.  The events we have enjoyed during 2019 are

Friday 22nd February at 7.30 pm

Concert at St Helen’s Church, South Darley

Darley Dale Twinning Weekend 8th-10th June 

Saturday 8th June evening

Private function at the Whitworth Centre – dinner and entertainment (from 8.30 pm) with our guests from Onzain and

Music in Whitworth Park

Kirk Ireton Wakes Week
Sunday 9th June at 6 pm –
playing for hymns around the village and giving a short concert outside the Barley Mow.
Saturday 15th June at 12 noon Carnival day
leading the Carnival procession at 12.30 and then entertaining the crowds on the playing field
and in the afternoon, with free entry for all,  a
Family Fun Day
at Wenslees Farm, Darley Bridge DE4 2JZ with food, classic cars, carriage rides and Thornbridge beers.
The band will play from 4 pm.

All proceeds to #Challenge Derbyshire supporting Blythe House Hospicecare, Helen’s Trust and Ashgate Hospicecare.

Saturday 22nd June 1.30 for 3 pm

Denby Pottery Village Brass Band Festival Contest

Best Village Band, Best Soloist (Harry Jepson) and overall Best Band. See photo page.

Sunday 7th July at 7 pm

Barringtons at Darley Dale

Saturday 3rd August at 3.30 pm

Brassington Carnival Parade

Sunday 18th August from 2-4 pm 

Hall Leys Park , Matlock

Saturday 31st August 

Eyam Carnival Parade

Sunday 10th November

Remembrance Parade at Darley Dale

Sunday 8th December at 5.45 pm

Winster Christmas Lights switch on

Monday 9th December from 8.30 pm

Private function: Christmas white table event at the Masonic Hall Oakham Suite Mansfield

Wednesday 11th December at 7.30 pm

Chesterfield Parish Church

Saturday 14th December at 2 pm

Carols at Presentation Sisters Care Centre, Matlock

Tuesday 17th December at 7 pm

Carols at the  Sycamore Inn, Matlock

Friday 20th December at 7.30 pm

Christmas concert at the Edgefold Club, Matlock