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Welcome Cap’n Jack – Our New Man at the Helm!

Hatfield and Askern Colliery Band is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Jack Capstaff as the band’s new Musical Director. Jack studied composition and conducting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and specialises in the creation and performance of...

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We Have Empty Seats to Fill

The band is now recruiting to fill several playing positions following retirements and departures to pastures new following our recent appearance in the Spring Festival at Blackpool, and we invite applications for the following positions: Front Row Cornet (3rd...

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Wanted – Musical Director

We are Doncaster's premier brass band, based in the Askern Miners Welfare Club, just off the A19 on the outskirts of Askern.  The band has its own suite of upper floor rooms and rehearses weekly on Tuesdays between 7:45 – 9:45 pm. Following the recent retirement...

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Getting in Tune

Getting in Tune

Last night, we were joined in the band room by Councillors Austen White and Iris Beech; the 2 ward councillors who have helped fund the instruments for our starter band had a little fun trying them out for themselves! Austen on trombone and Iris on tenor horn are...

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Stan’s Concert Farewell

Stan’s Concert Farewell

The Hatfield and Askern Colliery Band is sad to announce that Stan Lippeatt is to stand down from his role as the band’s Musical Director in May this year. Stan has, however, clearly indicated that “I’m retiring from day to day banding, yet will continue to be...

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Yorkshire Area Championship 2022

Yorkshire Area Championship 2022

After a 2 year hiatus arising from the infamous Covid-19 bug, the Yorkshire Area championships took place over the weekend of 5-6 March 2022. Following our resounding tale-telling 7th place achievement back in 2020, the band was hoping to continue climbing up the...

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Bring it back, bring it back ….. !

Bring it back, bring it back ….. !

14 months since we last sat around the stand and had a blow - it was the Yorkshire Area Championships at Huddersfield on Sunday 8th March 2020 to be precise - thoughts are now turning to how we get the band back together and start making music once more. To do that we...

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Merry Christmas Askern!

Merry Christmas Askern!

Merry Christmas Askern Come along and join the fun as we raise the rafters at the Askern Miners Welfare Club to let the old sleigh-driver in with this year's cargo of goodies.

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Birthday Boys

Birthday Boys

Birthday Boys Sunday 11th November and half way through the band's WW1 Remembrance "Battle's Over" concert in the Askern Miners Welfare Club, we took time out to celebrate a brace of recent milestone birthdays. Vintage cornetist...

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