Thoresby Colliery Band

“Electric! Their dazzling virtuosity leaves audiences shouting for more!”    

Nottingham Post

Thoresby Colliery Band have been entertaining audiences for over 75 years. Formed by the colliery in 1948, the band have gone from strength to strength and are the highest ranked Championship Section band in Nottinghamshire. Although the pit has now gone, the band are still very proud of their local heritage and the links they hold with the local community.


“Bags of energy and solo playing of the highest quality”            4barsrest


This summer, Thoresby were crowned champions at the Brasstonbury Contest in Whiston, South Yorkshire. Earlier in the year the band gained second place at the Brass at the Guild Contest in Preston, where Principal Cornet player, George Newbould was awarded the prize for best soloist, and Solo Trombone player, Elizabeth Pearce gained the inaugural Darrol Barry Award for best trombone.

“One of the most exciting brass bands in Europe. An amazing sight and sound.”

Nottingham Harmonic Choir

Most of the musicians in Thoresby Colliery Band are passionate amateurs, who devote a considerable amount of their free time to rehearsals, performances and personal practice. The band rehearses twice a week at their band room in Clumber Park, and combines a wealth of experience to achieve the standard of performance you hear today.