Back in 1964 there was the Brassington Silver Prize Band, Middleton Victoria Silver Band and Wirksworth Silver Prize Band. However, the bands were short of players which is why a decision was take to amalgamate the bands to form the BMW Brass Band. This has, so far, ensured a successful future.
People come an go, which is why we are always on the look out for new players. So, if you would like to join us in rehearsals we’d love to hear from you. The band meets on a Wednesday evening at the Parish Rooms in Wirksworth.
We’ve also developed a small ensemble band and this is available for hire. So should you have a wedding or private function then please feel free to contact us.
Sarah Fellowes is our musical director and her love of music began when she was just 9 years old after listening to the St Keverne Band on a holiday in Cornwall. She took up the Euphonium and her passion for music blossomed. She later gained a Music degree and PGCE in Secondary Music teaching at The University of Birmingham and Durham University. Sarah then went on to teach music and you can read more of Sarah’s progress here.
BMW Brass Band enjoys taking part in competitions and Results of our successes can be found on our website here.
Services and activities provided by BM&W Brass.
Providing musical entertainment with concerts in the parks, halls, garden parties, carnivals and in local churches. Music provided for remembrance services, Christmas lights and carol concerts at local venues. These services are available to all enquirers. The band is available for concerts throughout the year.
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The Parish Rooms
St Marys Gate