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60th Anniversary - 1953 to 2013
The Chesterfield Musketeers were originally formed in 1953 as The Newbold Toppers but after a transformation of uniform in 1981 it was time to say Goodbye to the dated but highly successful Chesterfield Toppers Carnival Band.
The Newly named Chesterfield Musketeers Showband entered into the Contest world on July 12th 1981, at Hoyland Nether Barnsley and within one month collected their first, First Prize award in a major competition.
At present the marching membership consists of around 18 to 23 playing members, with instruments ranging from Percussion through to Saxophones and Trumpets. The main uniform is a copy of the 1994 epic film about the "Three Musketeers", with the second being based on Alexandre Dumas' novel of the legendary heroes.
1981, the band have grown from strength to strength winning all before
them, the most notable being crowned the ‘Isle of Man World
Showband Champions’ not once but a record three times and becoming
runners-up on three other occasions.
Check out the Website and follow every link and photo. There are over 1,000 Photo's, Old & New, included on the site
are always interested in welcoming new members into our ranks, vacancies
now exist for... Tenor/Alto Sax players, Euphonium, Trumpet and Drummers
for the forthcoming season of activity. Non players are also invited,
when training will be offered.
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