2008 Season

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West India House

Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival - 7th Nov

The Musketeers take Somerset by storm and thrill 150,000 spectators at the Worlds Largest Illuminated Parade

Walesby CCC Show

4th Oct

On a very cold and windy day the Band headed for the deepest darkest Columber Park

Mamma Twiggs Garden Party Sept 14th

What a brilliant end to the day and what Fantastic FOOD

Feeding Time

Wainsgrove Show 14th September

Just a short drive up the road for both halves of the Band. A short Parade and 41/2 mins later, the Field

Up The hill We Went
Callum Leads The Way

Normanton 13th September

After a short Break the Band headed North for their first visit to Normanton.

Alan, Charna, Chrissy, Zoe, Shereen, Daniel, Jodie, TrevO, Josh, Tom, Danny, Anthony, Macey, Bex, Beth, Sara, Jade, Liam, Julie, Natalie, Casha, Jemma, KevO, Callum, Helen, Charlotte, Lil Beth, Craig, Craige

The Battle of Flowers 2008

Possibly the best trip the band has undertaken in 30 years. Follow the link and see the fun and enjoyment had by everyone.

Chesterfield musketeers 2008
Dancing Sway

Sutton on Sea 27th July

This was our last engagement before our third visit to the Jersey ‘Battle of Flowers’ in a fortnights time, so we all intended to give it our best at this venue and with seven members missing due to holidays we were initially lacking that extra zest, but not enthusiasm.

Possibly the best show in years

Ready To Start..... 1yr On..... And What A Difference
Go Callum

Cutthorpe Carnival

20th July

The Musketeers Showband briskly lead the lengthy mass of floats in the sunny but blustery weather, with Callum making his much heralded debut on mace.

The Drumz Bumz

Hatton Carnival 19th July

Heading up the A50 for our first visit to Hatton Village Carnival on Saturday 19th July, for the midday parade commencing from the Nestle car park.


Eastwood Arts Festival

12th July

With the Chesterfield members travelling down to Eastwood to join up with the Eastwood members in the guise of the ‘Phoenix Band’ once again for the Arts Festival fun day on Coronation Park.

Warsop Carnival

6th July

Again the persistent drizzle accompanied the band at the early part of the parade but, as this progressed the rain subsided as the ‘Musketeers’ entered Carrs showground.

Bakewell Carnival

5th July

Setting off for Bakewell Carnival, the ‘Musketeers’ longest running repeat engagement for the 32nd year.

Even though we awakened to drizzly weather we were still confident we wouldn’t get a soaking here, Bakewell as this aura about it.

Colliers Wood

3rd July

As part of the agreement when our two bands combined, we presented our first joint engagement under the auspice of ‘the Eastwood Phoenix Band’ at the Colliers Wood beauty spot in Eastwood.

Where's Beth Gone


team laugh - But Wheres Callum, Chrissy & Little Beth

Ravensknowle Childrens Gala

28th June

Arriving at Ravensknowle Park (Huddersfield) bright and early, giving the band members time to search out the "Bargins" on the charitable stalls before having to change into uniforms for the parade.

In Between the Rain

Morton Carnival

28th June

After our brief skirmish with the weather last week we were back to something approaching normality as we arrived in the geographical centre of England to participate in the Annual Morton Carnival.

Look..... No Sara

Grindleford Carnival

21st June

Sunday Lunch The Band finally succumbed to a wet drizzly dat at Grindleford Carnival

Look at Al....... Happy 40th Thursday


"Friends of the Park"

15th June

Sunday Lunch time and the members arrived at Eastwood Park, Hasland to participate in the "Friends of the Park".

Ta Dah....


14th June

A full weekend of events commenced with the Chapel-en-le-Frith Carnival Parade. The Band was requested to lead the parade.

Angels 08

New Mills 7th June

Once on the march the 'Musketeers' and 'Billerettes' teamed up to thrill the lined streets along the entire route from start to finishing at the carnival ground.

There They Are
Great Escape

Wirksworth Carnival 26th May

Along the parade the ‘Musketeers’ entertained the brilliant turnout along the route with their own inimitable style of dancing and music to the very responsive crowd.

On The Display
Muzzies 2008

Parade Of Witnesses 26th May

The eagerly awaited first engagements of the season for the ‘Musketeers Showband’ was the double header on Bank Holiday Monday 25th May commencing with the traditional ‘Parade of Witnesses’ in Chesterfield town centre. But for the new active 28 united members a nerve racking experience for everyone concerned.

Alan Bass Drummer

Winter Practice


Plenty of enthusiasm and activity as the season starts.

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