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BREAKING NEWS !!!!!
The Chesterfield Musketeers will be back performing in Competitions in 2010. With an invitation from the Marching Display Band Association to perform as a Guest Band in a selection of contests, the band jumped at the possibility of performing at one contest. It was later decided by a unanimous vote to apply for another contest later in the year, subject to the MDBA's approval.
A Very Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year, from everyone in the Chesterfield Musketeers Showband
The Spinney Residential Home Brimington 17th December
The final engagement for 2009 was undertaken at ‘The Spinney’ Residential Home Brimington, on Thursday evening for the residents who were comfortably seated around the warm lounge on a very cold and snowing night. About 10 members joined together to play a selection of seasonal songs and tunes from the bands 2009 programme of music.
The minimum of players were used to enable the music to be kept within
reason for the resident’s entertainment and this was greatly appreciated
by the foot tapping and clapping audience as the band progressed through
the swinging programme.
And finally……….. At the Bands recent
AGM a resolution on the bands constitution was resoundingly recorded by
the members vote, in favour of reverting back to the original name, which
will now be re-adopted. The band will therefore once again be known as
‘The Chesterfield Musketeers Showband’.
Following the 2009 A.G.M. a few changes have appeared all for the best hopefully, but the most notable change will be revealed officially next week.
Already there are 15 confirmed engagements for 2010 season including our 5th visit to Jersey. Next years visit will be a first for the band as we will be FLYING the 38 members over direct and spending a full seven days on the island.
Heanor Rememberance Parade Sunday 8th Nov
As the time approached 11:00 am and the church clocked commenced its
chiming of the hour once more Julies rendition of the ‘Last Post’
followed by Reveille was heard, the service outdoors was brought to a
conclusion when various wreaths and poppies were laid at the foot of the
Cenotaph by the Civic Dignitaries, Armed Forces and all other participating
organisations including the laying of a wreath on behalf of the ‘Musketeers’
by the oldest and youngest members of the band Trevor and Joshua before
the band were dismissed as the service continued inside the church.
Cases packed and everything ready for the long treck down the M5 to Bridgwater to perform in the WORLDS LARGEST ILLUMINATED PARADE.
'Derbyshire 'Excellence in the Community Awards 2009'
Walesby Show 3rd October 2009
Following a weeks break the band headed for home teritory and the familar surroundings of "The Hollingwood" to support the community, Pub and the Residants Committee.
The Band have just been honoured with an addition in the World Famous Wikipedia site, Check It Out Here
Since swapping our Web Host Provider between September 3rd 2008 and August 18th 2009 our Main Web Page has received 339,230 Hits.
With military precision and timing, the Band set off for the WEEK long Break in Jersey.
With a free weekend everyone is eagerly packing their cases and making final arrangements ready for the bands FOURTH visit to the World Famous "Battle of Flowers" Jersey
Finally the illusive missing Tabard has been found, strangely enough 70 miles away from where it was last sighted.
The mystery of the whereabouts of Mark’s Tabard still abound, but the show must go on and this is the day Trevor (68) has been looking forward to all season…. His one parade, per year off....
Thanks to a fantastic effort the fund raising is nearly complete with just £375 needed to complete the full financing of next months Jersey trip. That includes travel, Van, Fuel, Ferry and Full English Breakfast for everyone, each day. Thanks and gratitude goes out to both Walt Mason and Marco again for their assistance and support.
Despite a long parade over very rough and uneven road surfaces the band still performed it's dance routines along the parade.
After under going 4 Engagements in just 9 Days and performing with such brilliance the Practices have been cancelled this week to allow everyone to recharge their Batteries. ready for the second half of the season. 14 down and 13 to go including a Week in Jersey.
Having led the Parade the Band then set about entertaining the thousands of visitors.
On a very Hot and sweaty Saturday the Band had the chance to meet up with local resident and Main sponsor Marco DiSora
What a fantastic weekend, full of fun, sun and two great shows
What started a wet and miserable day turned into a bright and lively carnival day in the High Peaks.
The Band have been requested to perform at Silverstone race Circuit yet again but this time for the first week end in July.
newly amalgamated band prepared to take to the town centre of Chesterfield
for the Annual Parade of Witnesses organised by the United Churches.
The newly amalgamated band prepared to take to the town centre of Chesterfield for the Annual Parade of Witnesses organised by the United Churches.
Practices are well on course with a new display and new tunes all completed.
Enquiries still coming in at a fast rate with at least 3 enquiries a week.
Retford 4th May
Wem - Sept 5th Parade & Illuminated Parade
Spinney Fete - 11th Dec
Brimington Fete - July 18th
More Bookings are flooding in..... Check the Diary for a full list, 27 Engagements Already For The Year
Thanks to the extra support on our FACEBOOK Group
Congratulations on the facebook group, the 200th Member has joined.
On a beautiful morning the Band headed south for their first visit to central London........ With Five Freshmans, Four New Recruits and only four unable to attend the excited band head south.......
Band Practices are:
Sundays - Alternate at the above from 2pm
After performing at Eastwood Town FC the band returned home to find an INVITE to perform in Komptendorf, Neuhausen, in GERMANY for the 2009 International Music Festival.......
Eastwood Town FC Jan 31st
Hopefully the band can take a little of the credit from
this with their musical contributions for the fans throughout the season.
COME ON YOU BADGERS (Boing Boing)
FOR THE RECORD
Contrary to certain rumours we will be performing the forthcoming season with our own Matching Yamaha Brass Instruments and Premier Percussion Instruments, which were purchased following seperate grants from the National Lottery, Children In Need and the Coal Field Trust. At no point have the Musketeers Borrowed or Obtained any instruments from alternative organisations. Anyone needing clarification on this point may contact us.
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Keep your eyes open because Photo's of members past and present will start to appear....
With the new year celebration well over the preparations for the coming season are well on the way.
Engagements are flooding in on a daily basis and the Diary is already filling up. At present there are 17 bookings confirmed.
Due to the long long season the scheduled Christmas Party has been delayed until January.........
Eastwood FC Town 13th Dec 08
Colliers Wood Sunday 6th December
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