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Creswell Colliery Brass Band

The band was formed in 1899 under the name of Creswell Colliery and District Band. Rehearsals were held in the colliery office until the Miners Welfare building was built in Model Village in 1908.From then on the band went from strength to strength winning competitions both nationally and internationally. In 1901 the band came 2nd in the Worksop Band Competition.

This was the first of many competition successes including winning the 1925 British Open Championship competition in Manchester and becoming world champions of the Trombone Quartet competition in 1945.

The band has also made several records and has performed on Television and radio hundreds of times. The band has also played in front of Royalty many times including King Edward VII, King George V and the present Queen.

Diary of special events

1899 - Band formed
1901 - 2nd in Worksop Band Competition
1924 - 2nd in British Open Championships
1925 - British Open Champions
1926 - 1st in Blackpool Contest; 1st in North of England Championships
1933 - 3rd National Championships ( Prometheus Unbound )
1935 - 2nd in Crystal Palace Championships
1935 - 2nd National Championships ( Pride of Race )
1937 - 2nd in Skegness Band Competition
1940 - 2nd in British Open Championships
1942 - 3rd in British Open Championships
1943 - 4th in British Open Championships
1944 - 3rd in British Open Championships; 4th in Trombone Quartet World Championships
1945 - 2nd in British Open Championships; World Trombone Quartet Champions
1946 - 5th in British Open Championships; 3rd in Trombone Quartet World Championships; 2nd in Midlands Championships
1947 - 3rd in British Open Championships; 2nd in Midlands Championships
1948 - 4th in British Open Championships; 3rd in Midlands Championships
1949 - 4th in Midlands Championships
1953 - 3rd National Championships ( Diadem of Gold )
1992 - Creswell Colliery closes
1993 - Creswell Colliery Welfare closes
2005 - 9th place - 4th Section - Butlins Contest
2006 - 8th place - 4th Section - Midlands Area Contest
2007 - 9th place - 4th Section - Butlins Contest
2007 - 7th place - 4th Section - NEMBBA Rolls Royce, Derby
2007 - 15th place - 4th Section - Midlands Area Contest