Training Band sessions are up and running under the baton and guidance of Andy Furmidge, with support from Bob McEwan, Michelle Thompson, Stuart Fletcher and Ruth Male, 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, 9.30-10.30am in the Band Room, which are run by members of our main band:

  • We welcome absolute beginners, no previous musical experience is necessary, and tuition is given in brass instruments and music reading.
  • We also welcome players who know the basics of playing an instrument and reading music, such as those who have played an instrument in the past and want to take up an instrument again and those still learning. 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. We often stay for a coffee and a chat after practice.

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 abuse that 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 suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.