St Giles Christmas Concert

Christmas with Dronfield Genquip Band

Having started the Christmas Season providing music for carol singing at The Dronfield Christmas Light Switch On at the end of November, Dronfield Genquip Band entered into a busy festive period during December.

The band were well received at The Contact Club, Dronfield and Christmas Concerts at St Mary's Church, Unstone and St Giles Church, Killamarsh, were enjoyed by sell out audiences. Two mini concerts at Hallowes Golf Club and Dore Masonic Lodge provided festive entertainment at their Christmas celebrations and the band, together with Dronfield and Lowedges Community Band completed a full day playing carols at IKEA, Sheffield.

Band members could finally relax following the final engagement, returning to St Giiles Church to accompany carols at the annual Community Carol Service. 

The Band are now back in the band room rehearsing for the new season of concerts and contests which are quickly being added to the 2020 calendar.

Dronfield Genquip Band

Christmas Tree

St John the Baptist Church Christmas Tree Festival

Dronfield 10K

Members of the Dronfield Genquip band have been pushing themselves not only musically but physically as they prepare to take part in the gruelling ‘Dronfield 10k run’ on Sunday 7th April.

Musical Director Damian Wileman will be joined by band members Cathy, Gemma, Maria and Rosie, all of whom are looking to make it to the finish line in one piece but more importantly, raise some money for the band's chosen charity for 2019, Macmillan Cancer support.

"It’s been tough getting back into the habit of running, particularly with a busy Christmas schedule and preparing for the Butlins and Yorkshire Regional contests which have taken up a lot of our time. However, it promises to be a great day out and no matter how fast or slow we end up being, we will be delighted to have been able to raise some money for a charity that is close to all of our hearts”

The 10k run kick starts the first of a number of fundraising events that will take place this year.

To sponsor the band and find out more about what Macmillan cancer support do, follow the link:

Charity Dinner Dance

Dronfield Band is hosting a Charity Dinner Dance on Saturday 1st June 2019 at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Sheffield Park in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Enjoy a 3 course meal, disco and dancing til late, whilst raising money for this very worthy charity, working to provide the best possible care for patients and their families who are affected by cancer.  Tickets are £30 each which includes a contribution towards the charity.

To buy tickets or for more information, please contact us on the website or call 07521 747323.

2nd Section 2019

Dronfield Band is looking forward to a challenging year ahead after a promotion to the Yorkshire 2nd Section.  So far the band has competed in two major contests in 2019 to solidify their place in this section and is now working hard to build on their recent successes.  Musical director, Damian Wileman, commented, "All the band worked really hard throughout 2018 to get to where we are now and we want to continue with that momentum."  The band has lots of fantastic concerts and contests this year, where we hope to see all our regulars and a few new faces!

What is Genquip?

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Dronfield Genquip Band

Yorkshire 2nd Section band

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The Michael Church, Lowedges, Sheffield, S8 7LD

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