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Also on Friday the 26th the Band will Parade Sants Clause up and into Kimberley before switching their lights on and playing 15 minutes of Popular and Christmas tunes.
Tuesday will see the band perform in the heart of Eastwood at the Eastwood Christmas Lights, leading the parade of Lampterns to the official switch on then playing 15 minutes later at 8pm.
Sunday the 7th the Band lead the Heanor Armistice Day Parade. In perfect style Julie was almost finished with "The Last Post" when the church bells chimed 11am.
As promised theeagerly awaited news is.....
The Chesterfield Musketeers Showband of Chesterfield and Eastwood have been nominated and succesfully awarded
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Mamma Twiggs Tea Party after a brilliant season the traditional trip to Mamma Twiggs was possibly the most eagerly anticipated venue of the Season. Nobody can argue at the quality of the food and the excellent hospitality that Mamma Twigg provides.
After a smooth landing all the members safely arrived home after a trouble free, relaxing but enjoyable break in Jersey.
Read and follow the Bands activities from start to finish. Including photo's and stories from our own roving reporter. With TWO Sellout Parades and Thousands more lining the streets at each end of the Parade, the excitement and Buzz finally hits the Band.
The story of the Main Parade and the build up including the packed stands and VIP areas.
The story and photo's of the Grand Finale and the Bands performance.
Everything packed and everyone ready to fly off to Jersey for our 5th visit to the "Battle of Flowers"
A Sunday by the Sea for the Band with the annual trip to Sutton on Sea Carnival 2010.
After the parade, The band was awarded the "Best Band on Parade" out of 5 bands that attended the parade.
All set for Holiday mood after the Contests with one trip to the East Coast before FLYING off to JERSEY for the "Battle of Flowers"
The following day the band were booked at the Church Warsop Carnival for the fifth year running. Back by popular demand they lead the Parade.
On the Day of the Amber Valley Championships a real turn up for the Books with the Band doing better than expected. Not only gaining 3rd Position in the Contest but also winning the "Best Band On Parade" too. Sadly one more point would of clinched joint second place with the Melton Mowbray Toy Soldiers.
Preparation after the short break for the next event at Horsley Woodhouse and the second Competition of the year at the Amber Valley Championships.
Early morning pick-up in Eastwood first and then onto the ‘Hollingwood’ to complete the process before heading across Chesterfield and picking up the A619 up into the Peak once again, this time our travels were taking the band to the Congleton Carnival, a place visited for a contest only once before, many years ago.
First show of July is the 35th visit to Bakewell. This year sees a bumper crowd as there's No Tennis or Football to watch.
On the Hottest Weekend for years the Band headed to Derby for
On a beautiful Sunday Afternoon the Band lead the Parade and gave a performance at Brinsley Carnival
19th June sees the band head in to the Peak District again to compete in the Marching Display Band Associations Contest in Chapel en le Frith,
Just a short trip to Hasland for the Friends of the Park's Hasland Gala for the first real opportunity to perform the diplay on a proper arena.
Our first visit into the Peak District with our annual appearance at New Mills Carnival
Practice is now being focused on the up and coming Competition in Chapel en le Frith on the 19th June.
Saturday the 5th saw the Band head south to the Rugeley Charter Fayre The first visit there as the Musketeers and a Hot beautiful day had the crowds line the streets for a four Band parade.
Last engagement of May saw the band lead the Parade of Witnesses in Chesterfield. Followed by the Spirettes (June Fletcher Dance Academy) and a Brass Band.
For the Bank Holiday four members decided to participate in a little bit of Charity work, by opting to "Bungee Jump" at the Band's Main Sponsors Headquarters "The Hollingwood"
After major changes to the display a Fantastic Practice with great improvements was had in Chesterfield last night. Just to finish polishing off the finer bits and a great season is on the cards for 2010.
Into May and with the change in weather the Bands first outdoor performance at Chesterfield's Mayoral Fun Day at Queens Park.
Also later in the Month several members are attempting a "Bungee Jump" in aid of Local Charities.
Bookings are coming in thick and fast for 2010 with the regular venues and some fresh ones including the Bands first Overseas FLIGHT. Lets hope the Volcanic dust stays away.
Despite changing half the display the performance is still on schedule for the start of the Season
Thanks to Computer Science Corporation for their support. Friday saw all money and donations collected for the "Monthly Dress Down Day" being donated to the Band. A total of £370 was handed over to Trevor Oldfield by Nominator Becky Harden.
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
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