Trevor Oldfield

Honorary Life President

Joined the Newbold Carnival Band back in July 1953 and learned to play the Trumpet. In 1958 with the change of Name he became 2nd Drum Major of the Newbold Toppers Carnival Band and also WON the C.B.S.L. League Championships.

The following year he was promoted to Lead Drum Major of the renamed Chesterfield Toppers Carnival Band.

In around 1962 he reverted back to the Trumpet and like all good members he helped out by guest appearing as bass Drummer too. 1965 saw him start his climb up the ladder as he was elected as assistant Secretary and the following year elected as Hon. General/Financial Manager. A post he has held until this present date.

From 1970 he switched his Trumpet to a Flugel Horn, which he managed to play right up until 1997, before moving back to the Trumpet.

Trevor performed right into his 7th Decade despite crippling pain and a full knee replacement along the way.

Trevor Oldfield - Mr Topper - Grandad


TrevO & Margaret


Brief Highlights of his achievements
  • 1963 Formed and Organised The 1st Chesterfield Carnival incorporating the Chesterfield Carnival Commitee
  • 1979 Honoured for community work through Band Work – President of the English Clubs in Landkries Darmstadt Germany.
  • 1979 Honoured for Community twinning, Work through the band movement by Landkries Darmstadt District MEP. Germany.
  • 1980 Honoured for Community twinning work in Troyes France by the Champagne District MEP.
  • 1983 Awarded Honorary President Chorgeseng 140th Year, Alsbach a.d.B Festival ausschuft West Germany.
  • 1984 Chesterfield Borough Council Civic Reception Town Hall for Services to Chesterfield. Through the band (November)
  • 1992 Derbyshire County Council Civic Reception County Hall Matlock for Service to representing Derbyshire overseas - Spain.
  • Performed in front of HRH Prince Charles, HRH Princess Royal and HRH The Queen Mother.
  • Author of ‘And the Band Played On’ – Life and times of a Carnival Band- Part 1 (128 pages). Relating the full history of the organisation from 1953 – 1982 (Self-funded)
  • Author of ‘ All for One and One for All’ - part 2. 1981 – 2006 the 25th anniversary of the Musketeers – (254 pages full colour)
  • Permission granted to carry the Chesterfield Borough Coat of Arms
  • 25 years running the annual Chesterfield Carnival
  • Represented Chesterfield in Twinning at Troyes in France and Darmstadt in Germany
  • Performed the Band in Spain in the Spanish Classic Championships and winning.
  • Performed the Band in the World championships in the Isle of Man on 7 occasions winning 3 times and runners up 3 times
  • 1984 Performed at the 30th Parliamentary Commonwealth Conference in the Isle of Man
  • Achieved Charity Status for the Organisation (Registered Charity Number 1122519)
  • Work recognised by the Derbyshire County Council and awarded the “Derbyshire Excellence in the Community Awards 2008”
  • Secured the organisations fourth visit to Jersey’s “Battle of Flowers” representing Chesterfield and the surrounding community.
  • Masterminded the amalgamation of the two communities of Eastwood and Chesterfield in order to maintain the music and arts within both areas.
  • Over 2500 members have passed through the bands ranks during his time as Honorary General/Financial Manager of the bands.
  • 59th year performing with the band as drum Major, Flugal Horn Player and Lead Trumpet.
  • 2013 Awarded "Lifetime Acheivement Award" at the "Local Heroes Awards" Ceremony.
  • 47 years as Honorary General & Financial Manager
  • Promoted to Honorable Life President
  • Lifetime Acheivement Award - PEAK FM Local Heroes Award 2013

Derbyshire Excellence in the Community Awards

Nominated in 2008 for the Award by local people in the Community which was presented at the Buxton Dome.

Two presenters from BBC Radio Derby – Andy Potter and Matt Barlow introduced Trevor and read a citation about his work, then Councilor Joyce Sanders who was assisted by Councilor. Anne Western the DCC Deputy Leader presented the Award.

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PEAK FM Local Heroes Awards 2013

"Lifetime Acheivement Award"

Nominated and Winner of the Lifetime Acheivement Award for 60 years service to the Community and The Chesterfield Musketeers


TrevO & Margaret
Drum Major Trev
TrevO  (2nd from the Right)

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