Other such notable achievements


I.O.M. World Showband Champions

(Three times)


Twinning Federation Winners

(Germany )


U.K. Champions


All England Champions


Sunrider Spanish Classic Champions


European Families Festival Winners

( France )


North Derbyshire Champions


Midland Counties Champions


Grandby Hall Champions


F. G. Ward Memorial Winners  


East Anglian Champions


Home Counties Champions


Amber Valley Chamions


Milk Cup Festival Northern Ireland


John Newland Festival - Bathgate

1991 World Champions

 Musketeers World Champions 1984

1984 World Champions with Sir Charles Kerruish

Since 1981 the band have performed in front of and met H.R.H. The Queen Mother, H.R.H. The Prince of Wales and H.R.H. the Princess Royal.

After winning the World Championships in 1984 the band were invited back, all expenses paid, to perform before 400 delegates for the 30th Parliamentary Commonwealth Conference in Castletown I.O.M.

A further 6 appearances in the IOM World Championships yielded 2 more wins to record, the only band to win this title three times, 3 times runners-up spot and one – third place.

Apart from winning over 50 prizes in the United Kingdom, they have also gained notable successes in Troyes France, Seehiem Jugenheim, Alsbach, Germany and Callela, Salou and Pineda in Spain.

Sutton on Sea 2003
Simply the Best
2003 Sutton On Sea Best Band for the 3rd Time
Presentation Time

1993 saw the band perform at the Rugby League Regal Trophy Cup Final at Headingley and also at the Rugby League Challenge Cup Semi Final at Wigan.

To date the the Musketeers have amassed well over 8,000 in prize money.

The Band have been invited to perform in the prestigious Festival of Carnival Groups in Toulouse in France during July.

1997 the Band were awarded a Lottery Grant to buy a full set of matching YAMAHA Brass and Woodwind Instruments along with PREMIER Percussion.

2000 the Musketeers were invited to perform in the Millennium Milk Cup Carnival in Northern Ireland, culminating in opening the Grand Gala Riverside Theatre show.

1953 – 2003 The Musketeers perform throughout the organisations 50th continuous years on the march.

2006 The band celebrating their own 25th anniversary make their first visit to the prestigious Jersey ‘Battle of Flowers’ in the Channel Islands, since when the Musketeers have been invited back in 2007-8 leading in both the ‘Battles’ by request.

2008 The band are invited to participate in the Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Illuminated Carnival in Somerset in November, the largest of it’s kind in Europe.

2010 The Band were nominated and Winners of The Derbyshire Excellence in the Community Award. Presented to the Band at the Dome in Buxton.

2013 The Band completed their 60th Year of performing. 1953 - 2013

On the lighter side the band members compete in "Inter Band" tournaments such as Football, Cricket, Netball, Swimming,"It's a Knockout" and even "Superstars" and they have been successful in every event, winning on regular occasions.

It has not always been glory for the Musketeers. For every trophy that has been won there has been many nights of hard work, blood, sweat and tears been given by many members.

If anyone tells you it is a bed of roses then they misunderstand the commitment involved.

Town Hall 2004 En Block

Champions on Parade

Isle of Man "Boy's Aloud"

Isle of Man World Champions 3rd Time

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North Derbyshire & North Nottingham Sub Regional Strategic Partnership
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