Brass Band Festival all set to hit the right notes

Three local brass bands are set to blow their own trumpets, snare the crowds and battle it out at Dronfield Sports Centre as they take part in North East Derbyshire District Council’s 61st Annual Brass Band Festival.

The bands – Bakewell Silver Band, Dronfield (Genquip) Band and Shirebrook Miners Welfare Band – will take centre stage and will be vying for this year’s T.H. Hallworth Challenge Trophy and top cash prize at the concert on Saturday 21st September 2019.

During the evening money will also be raised for the Council Chair’s Appeal in aid of local charity Sheffield Children’s Hospital PACT (Parents Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia).

Councillor Carol Huckerby, Chair of North East Derbyshire District Council said:

“We have some great local talent on show at this fantastic festival. There will be some top class musicians and performances for all the family to enjoy and is set to be an amazing evening, raising money along the way for a very worthy charity. I am hoping to raise money at the Festival to support the ‘Sheffield Children’s Hospital PACT (Parents Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia)’.

PACT is run by parents themselves and is passionate about being there for other parents and children who also face the same challenges of cancer and leukaemia. They do this by sharing their own experiences, offering emotional support and assistance, meals for parent so they don’t have to leave their child and offer accommodation close to the hospital. PACT does a marvellous job and I hope as a community we can all get behind them.

The Brass Band Festival is a long standing tradition in North East Derbyshire. I do hope that as many people as possible will join me at what should be a great evening that will help a really worthwhile cause”.

The concert is being held at Dronfield Sports Centre with the doors opening at 6.30pm and the festival starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are now available and priced at £7 for adults, £5 for concessions and they can also be purchased on the evening. Advanced sales and enquiries can be made by telephoning the Council’s Governance Team on 01246 217391 (email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Dronfield Sports Centre on 01246 217217.