Blidworth Welfare Band
The band was formed in the 19th century as the Stanton Hill Temperance Band (soon becoming the Stanton Hill Silver Prize Band) Shortly after this, and Alliance with the Teversal, Silver Hill and Sutton Collieries brought the band another new name; The Teversal Collieries' Band.
In the 1980's, the demise of the mining industry saw the band move to Blidworth village, finally becoming the Blidworth Colliery Welfare Band; enjoying many successes as both a concert and contest band.
In the last few years, this vibrant and forward-looking band have gone from strength to strength.
Under their talented and highly experienced Musical Director, Martin Heartfield, they have progressed from the second section to the Championship section in just four years, and the band are very much looking forward to the exciting challenges they face within the highest classified section in the UK, Competing against such bands as Black Dyke Mills, Brighouse & Rastrick and the famous Grimethorpe Band, of “Brassed Off” fame.
Marches, Solos, Duets, Overtures, Popular choices, Big band, Musicals