The Derby Midshipmen Band

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9 Kingsclere Avenue
Oakwood

Oakwood
Derby
Derbyshire
DE21 2QH

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MARCHING BAND, Marching Display Band



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  • One of the most successful and professional Band
  • 1st place 2011 & 2012 Stafford Brass Explosion
  • 2012 BYBA National Championships Winners
  • CBSL & MDBA Champions Undefeated Since 2001
  • Amber Valley Champions undefeated Since 2000
  • Midlands Counties Champions 2004, 2005, 2006 &2008
  • South East Midlands Counties Champions 2003
  • 2001 gained Registered Charity status (No1088782)

One of the most successful and professional marching bands in the UK.

The Derby midshipmen Band entertains the public in Carnivals, Parades and Main Arena Events, providing intricate music and marching displays which are changed each year.


During the years the band has won almost every major trophy at numerous contests and championships.

Since 1990 the Derby Midshipmen Band have entered over 100 contests. 'The Middies' have never been out of the top three places having obtained 83% of these in first place. The Middies currently have 21 consecutive 1st place wins spanning back from 2004 to 2012. This record has earned them the reputation of being one of the most successful and professional marching bands in the UK.


As a band the Derby Midshipmen are constantly looking to improve year on year and find new challenges to rise too. At the start of 2011 the band left the MDBA to find newer and bigger contests to push the band further. 2011 saw the band enter their first contest under BYBA rules. The Brass Explosion Show at Stafford Rangers FC Stadium hosted 22 Bands competing in 6 classes, from Cadet through Junior, Division 3, Division 2, Division 1 to Associate Division (for bands with no age restrictions). The Derby Midshipmen took 1st Place in the Associate Division, followed by Spirit of Coventry in 2nd place and Tallaght (Dublin) Vikings in 3rd Place.

The Middies are
1st Place Winners 2011 & 2012
Associate Division Brass Explosion (Stafford)

2012 BYBA National Championships Winners
(Associate Division)


CBSL & MDBA Champions
Undefeated Since 2001

Amber Valley Champions (Horsley Woodhouse)
undefeated Since 2000

Midlands Counties Champions (Newton, Derbyshire)
2004, 2005, 2006 & 2008
South East Midlands Counties Champions
Runners-Up (Lowestoft) 2000, 2001, 2002 & Champions 2003


The band has also been invited to some very
prestigious venues in recent years which include

Epsom Derby Day
Wembley Football Stadium
Donnington & Croft-on-Tees race tracks
London Arena
Edinburgh Festival Cavalcade
National Festival and Boat Show (Inland Waterways)
Bathgate Procession & John Newland Festival

In 2001 The Derby Midshipmen Band gained its status as a Registered Charity (No. 1088782) helping its work raising money for local and national charities by performing in concerts and cabarets.

Trading Since

1935

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Rugeley Parade 2014

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Great to see the Derby Midshipmen again this year at Rugeley you make the parade special, same it rained but the Band played on.. hope to see you again soon.

Dean Chesterfield - 26/06/2014 | report this review

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Brill watching you last week at Grantham. Welldone all

Joe English - 26/06/2014 | report this review

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The band entertains the public in Carnivals, Parades and Main Arena Events, providing intricate music and marching displays which are changed each year.

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Street Parade

Main Arena Display

The band entertains the public in Carnivals, Parades and Main Arena Events, providing intricate music and marching displays which are changed each year.

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Main Arena Display

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Testimonials

Another year over, just a short note to thank you and the Band for a great performance in the Parade and on the showground. It was a record year for us, 21 floats plus yourselves and other parade participants. Great feedback from the public. Not finalised the date yet, but would like if possible to provisionally book you again for next year. I will confirm as soon as possible.

John N Price Parade Organiser, Market Harborough


Thank you so much for attending, you were very popular and were in the top 3 of things that were talked about and from the feedback we are getting. You will definitely be invited back again next year.

Julie Collett Heveningham Hall Country Fair


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