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The Chesterfield Musketeers Showband

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 23 to 29 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.

Since 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.
Competing over in Spain the ‘Musketeers’ were successful, winning on two out of three occasions in the ‘Sunrider Spanish Classics’


Further successes have been accomplished in Landkries Darmstadt, Germany, Troyes in France, Northern Ireland ‘Millennium Carnival and Milk Cup’ and a further eight appearances to-date in the prestigious ‘Jersey Battle of Flowers’


Although all the members are amateurs, the standard performed is of a professional quality.


We invite you to take your time and check out the pages, take a look at the latest photographs and, should you then find you require any further information regarding the band, then just contact our. General/Financial Manager sited on our contacts page that would gladly help with your enquiry.

Check out the Website and follow every link and photo. There are over 1,000 Photo's, Old & New, included on the site

Recruitment

We 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.
Free Uniforms, Instruments, Travel and Training all for the subscription rate of 50p per week to 10 year olds and upwards.

Chesterfield Musketeers Jersey Battle of Flowers

Thank You, you are visitor No.

Weds Nights 7pm @ St Osmunds Church Hall, Derby- Tuesday 7pm at Chesterfield & Eastwood (Suspended) New Members Always Welcome..


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