from the Nottingham Journal – Monday 16 September 1946.

Brass Bands’ Venture

A N.E. Midlands Brass Band Association was formed at the Labour Club, Mansfield on Saturday. Thirty-four bands, the majority associated with collieries in Notts. and Derbyshire, together with several subscription bands, are interested in the venture and 19 were represented at the meeting. Mr. J. Levick (Shirebrook) was appointed president and Mr. S. Jennings (Bolsover Colliery) secretary.

The objects of the association are to foster brass band playing in the area, encourage young players and to create fellowship among the bandsmen. It is possible that solo and band competitions will be organised.

These still remain our objectives over 75 years later. Today we support bands from Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire and are delighted to have members from South Yorkshire, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

General Meetings

All our general meetings are open to representatives from all brass bands within NEMBBA’s geographical area of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire and to representatives from member bands from outside our area.

Our next annual general meeting is Sunday 15th October 2024 in Shirland Miners Welfare.

Our Officers

President & TreasurerMarie Smith
ChairmanJohn Slater
Vice-ChairmanBrian Draper
Administration Manager Robert Stansfield
Assistant Administration ManagerKevin Holdgate
Trophy Officer Jo Priestley
Life Vice-PresidentsMichael Allcock
Judith Beckett
Lynden Cooper
Melanie Cooper
Brian Draper
Brian Eggleshaw
John Slater
Sharon Stansfield

Midlands Regional Committee

Our representatives on the Midlands Regional Committee are:

John SlaterChairman
Marie SmithTreasurer
Ann StreetMinutes Secretary
Roger PoulterTrophy Officer
Michael AllcockNEMBBA Delegate
Robert StansfieldNEMBBA Delegate


Our constitution can be downloaded here.