Welcome to The Thornsett band website

Thornsett Band are a brass band based in the High Peak area of Derbyshire, UK. Thornsett Band, founded in 1895, is very much alive and well. They have gained a reputation as a youth brass band although players can be of any age. The main band practice twice a week (Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings) at the Thornsett Band hut in Thornsett. There is also a learner band (the 'Junior' band) that meets on a Thursday evening.

How do I join the band?

To join the band simply come along to a practice held every Thursday (5.45pm - 6.45pm) during term-time and tell Dave Ford or Maurice Hallam that you would like to join. Dave will then give you an instrument and start teaching you immediately. When they feels you are ready to move into the main band they will let you know and invite you to one of the practices held on a Wednesday or on a Sunday. However if you are already an experienced brass band instrument player come along to one of the practices held on Sunday (10.00 - 12.00) or on a Wednesday (7.45pm - 8.45pm)