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Welcome to Shirebrook Miners Welfare Band website!

Everything you need to know about the Band is here on the pages of this website.

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Engagements and Events are now starting to be booked for2022.

Check out the Engagements Page for our listings.

Shirebrook Miners Welfare Band are delighted to announce the appointment of our new musical director Geoff Wood.


Geoff brings with him many years of experience both as an established cornet player and conductor. Both the band and Geoff are very excited about future engagements.

Welcome to our team Geoff.

*Exciting News*

*We have two new additions to our fabulous Bass section*

We welcome both AndyMcCormack and Paul Laycock to the band, they both join on Bb Bass. Thet took to the stage for the first time as members of the band on November 6th 2021, our first time back on stage since March 2020, it was great to be back.


*Father-daughter duo join Shirebrook Band*

We are thrilled to announce that we have signed two new players that bring with them many years of experience to the band. Trevor Smith joins on 1st baritone. Trevor is joined by his daughter Caroline who takes the 2nd baritone seat. Brass banding has been a huge part of family life in the Smith household for many years. Both players are excited to join the Shirebrook family and help move the band forward. We are absolutely delighted to have them as part of our team.

Welcome to the team!



Thinking of hiring the band or coming to  listen to any of our concerts, check out our Testimonials page to read what people say about our concerts.

Shirebrook Miners Welfare Band is a 2nd Section band.


The band provides fantastic 'foot tapping', 'audience participation' entertainment for their spectators (many of whom are regular listeners) through playing traditional and modern popular music such as; Marches, easy Listening Overtures, West End and Broadway Musical Classics, Past and Present Chart Hits, Old and New Movie Theme Tunes as well as soloist and duet items which feature different sections of the band.


SMWB's expertise is not only confined to 'putting on a good show' the band have had considerable success in major competitions in recent years, culminating in reaching the National Brass Band Finals of Great Britain in 2010 and 2012.


The band are also 4 years consecutive champions (2013,2014, 2015 and 2016) of the North East Derbyshire Brass Band Festival Contest. 


The band rehearse Mondays and Thursdays 8pm -10pm at Shirebrook Miners Welfare. Address: Central Dr, Shirebrook, Mansfield NG20 8BA Phone:01623 742351