Images from a Brass Concert with the Northop Silver Band at the Nearby Stiwt Theater in Rhos
Images from Midland Area Contest 2017
Band at Butlins Competition
Band Celebrating Winning Rochdale Contest
Band playing in Oswestry Park - Summer 2016
Ironbridge Festival of Brass
On the 9th July the band took part in the 13th Ironbridge festival of brass with a joint concert with the royal corps of signals band
audio clips are available in our audio and video section
Ifton Celebrate win at the Buxton festival of brass
On the 7th May the band won the Third section of the Buxton Festival of Brass, directed by Scott Lloyd the band played its own choice test piece of The Saga of Haakon the Good by Philip Sparke, the Euphonium team of Chris Aubrey and Jen Hewitt also won the prize for Best Euphonium Section in Section three.
Result 1. Ifton Colliery (Scott Lloyd) 2. Hawk Green (Marple) (Neil Hewson) 3. Farnworth & Walkden (Matt Shaw) 4. Besses o’ th’ Barn (Simon Cowan) 5. Greenall’s Philip Boardman) 6. Matlock (Geoff Hawley) 7. Coppull and Standish (Matt Stringer) 8. Oughtibridge (Gavin Somerset
Pictures from the Buxton Festival of Brass
Pictures from Ifton Colliery 100 Year Celebration Concert
Whit Friday Competition
Armistice Service in St Martins
Pete Faulks from Stans Superstore, St Martins, presenting a very generous community grant to Ifton Colliery Band!
Thank you Stans!
Ifton Band Down Memory Lane
Ifton Band Oswestry was originally formed in 1916 by Mr Ernest & Percy Woollham. Percy played the euphonium and Ernest the cornet. As a number of keen players joined them they became known as Ifton Brass Band and rehearsed at Ernest’s home at the Malt House. The band’s first public appearance was in 1917 for the Co-op Sports in the field by the Chapel in St Martins. Their first uniform was obtained four years later in 1921. In 1959 the Ifton Brass Band changed its name to Ifton Colliery Silver Band.
The band briefly moved to Oswestry before returning to its roots back in St Martins and dropped ’silver’ from its name to become the Ifton Colliery Band as it remains today. Currently the band rehearse in the St Martins Community Centre. Over the years the band has had many successes competing through from fourth section up to second where they were regional champions in 1993 and 1994. The band continues to compete as well as perform in concerts within the local area and beyond and are looking to rise up the ranks going forward. The band has recently attended the National Finals in both the fourth and Third Sections over recent years.
If you wish to follow and support the band please contact a member to see how you can get involved. The band are a registered charity and any assistance or support you can offer will always be very gratefully accepted.