IronbridgeJackfield Band
The Bandroom
Chapel Lane
Jackfield West
Shropshire TF8 7
 
 
Listening to a brass band playing is one of the great joys in life. Industrial England has played an active part in fostering local brass bands, encouraging competition and in many cases supplying the instruments to their workers.
 
The local Ironbridge Gorge band is the award-winning Jackfield Elcock Reissen Brass Band. For many years now the band has been very proud to receive sponsorship from Elcock Reisen Motor Coaches. 
 
The best thing is to attend one of the Band’s many public performances but if this is not possible, visitors are welcome to attend rehearsals in the Bandroom in Jackfield West.
 
Rehearsals are held on Tuesday & Friday evenings:
19:30 - 21:30 hours
 
The Bandroom is a former Wesleyan Chapel built in 1825. The chapel’s original interior is now part of Blists Hill Victorian Museum, however, the building itself is still regularly used for community activities and has old photographs of the area. The band’s car park is only a few yards from the Bandroom, Sat Nav TF8 7.
 
Performances
For details of the Band’s next event go to Web:  Jackfield Band
 
Band History
The Jackfield Band has a long history of competitive playing. It started life as a Fife and Drum Band in 1893 and converted to the more fashionable form of Brass Band by the end of 1895. They started to enter competitions and were soon winning prizes. In 1923 a brand new set of silver plated instruments was purchased and the name was changed to the Jackfield Prize Silver Band.
 
Despite difficulties during and after World War II, the Band and Jackfield Village survived and now has more than 30 members. From 1980 onwards the band started to achieve excellent results in competition, progressing through the sections The band earned promotion directly into the First Section in 1990. During this time the band qualified to represent the Midlands four times in the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain.
 
Success followed success as the band became the West Midlands Brass Band Association (WMBBA) First Section Champions in 2000, and qualified again for the National Finals of Great Britain. In 2003 Jackfield were delighted to be awarded promotion into the Championship Section for the first time in its long history.
 
In 2009 Simon Platford was appointed as the bands Musical Director; this has started a partnership that has seen the band have its most successful period of contest results in its long history. In its last 20 contests the band has won 5, been second 4 times and has only been out of the prizes on 4 occasions.
 
The ultimate recognition occurred in 2013 when the band was invited to the Spring Festival, the qualifying event for the British Open Brass Band Championships.
 
The band has also recorded a number of CDs, the latest being ‘Feeling Good’ which received good critical acclaim form the Brass Band Press. Contact the Band’s website to purchase a copy of the CD.
 
If you click on the band’s website ‘Home’ tab you can hear samples of this band’s excellent performances. They are well worth listening to.
 
Contact & Further Information
Telephone  +44 (0)1952 432 432
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Getting There
 
Google Map - Chapel Lane Jackfield