Training Band sessions are up and running under the baton and guidance of Catherine Heelin who is bringing fun and enjoyment to Saturday mornings.

It was formed in October 2012, with the aim of teaching learners of all ages to play a brass instrument, and to make music together. Since then, the band has increased in membership, and has performed in a number of concerts.

We hold rehearsals every Saturday morning in the Band Room which are run by members of our main band. Due to popular demand, we hold two sessions as follows:

  • 9.30am to 10am – our group for absolute beginners meets up. No previous musical experience is necessary, and tuition is given in brass instruments and music reading.
  • 10am to 11am – this is our group for players who know the basics of playing an instrument and reading music. The aim is to get the players working together to play ensemble pieces.

There is no charge for the sessions, though we may occasionally ask for a small contribution towards the supply of books and teaching materials.

We have a stock of band instruments that are available on loan, in most cases free of charge.

Clowne Methodist Church regularly hold a Coffee Morning on Saturdays between 10am and 12pm to raise money for local charities, and the Training Band often put on concerts here.

Making music is fun. Come and find out for yourself!

Child Protection

Creswell Colliery Brass Band is committed to caring and preserving the safest possible environment for children to play in a brass band.

It is the duty of all committee members and other individuals directly involved with the training band to be aware of and help prevent the abuse which children can suffer whether it be physical, sexual or emotional abuse, neglect or bullying.

Creswell Colliery Brass Band accepts that children’s welfare is paramount and all children whatever their age, culture, disability, gender or religious belief, have the right to protection against abuse.

All suspicious and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.