New Mills Band
Established over 200 years ago New Mills Old Prize Band is the inheritor of a proud tradition going back 200 years. Its origin lies in a brass and reed band formed in 1811 or 1812 by Timothy Beard and can lay claim to being one of the oldest, if not the oldest, brass band in continuous existence in the country. Beginning as a brass and reed band, it was also at times both an entirely brass then a reed band (in 1869), before finally reverting to a brass band around the turn of the century.
New Mills Band is starting a Learners Group for children who wish to learn to play a brass instrument.
Sessions will be on Mondays between 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm in the Providence Church Hall, Mellor Road.The tuition will be free but a small deposit will be required for the hire of an instrument.
New Mills Band rehearses Mondays at the Providence Church Hall, Mellor Road, New Mills from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm and welcomes both experienced players and learners