Markham Main Colliery Band is a proud Yorkshire brass band resident in Armthorpe, Doncaster.

Our friendly non-contesting band welcomes you whether you would like to join as an experienced player, or even learn to play from scratch. Please get in touch for more information from the band.

The band rehearses on Tuesday and Friday nights from 7:30pm to 9:30pm in our band room within the grounds of Armthorpe Community Centre and new players are always welcome.

Current Vacancies

Markham Main Colliery Band have vacancies for 2nd Euphonium, 2nd Baritone and Tuned Percussion players to complete our line-up. We are a progressive, non-contesting band that pay no subs.


Burnby Hall Success

Our concert at Burnby Hall at the weekend was very well-attended and a date for next year has already been confirmed. Keep an eye on our Engagements page to see where we are performing this summer.

NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers’ Day

On 4th July the band played in the Memorial Garden in Armthorpe for the NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers’ Day, along with children from the local schools. We gave a performance of Hear the Call, an uplifting piece that recognises the work undertaken by the NHS, which the children sung along to.


June 2021 Update

Our rehearsals have been so successful over the past few weeks that we decided to go back outside to accommodate everyone that wants to play!


Supporting Mining Heritage in Doncaster

Markham Main Colliery Band provided a group of players to commemorate the opening of a new pit pony statue as part of a mining heritage event in Doncaster. The band played tunes including ‘Gresford’ and were accompanied by three children each from five different primary schools. Read more >


We’re back!

Full socially-distanced rehearsals have resumed this week inside our Covid-secure band room.

Remembrance Sunday 2020

Although we couldn’t carry out our planned Remembrance events for local care homes, members marked the day by playing on their doorstep or by observing the 2 minutes silence, as well as a Last Post and Reveille being recorded for a service at a local church.

VJ Day 2020

Some of our players were out this morning in the local area, including Armthorpe and Cusworth, playing the Last Post and Reveille. Today marks 75 years since VJ Day and we were honoured that we could help mark such a monumental occasion.

Available for Bookings in 2021

The band is available for booking throughout the year. We play at many types of events, public and private, large and small. For more information please click the button below or email [email protected]


Musical Director: Michael Brook

Markham Main Colliery Band appointed a new MD, Michael Brook in early 2018. He has an impressive record including The Royal Artillery Band, Kneller Hall and the BBC Scottish Radio Orchestra. Already, under his leadership, the band has improved significantly and we look forward to a fantastic 2021.


‘B’ Band

Want to learn to play?

Come along to our ‘B’ Band for FREE tuition and use of a FREE instrument of your choice! Open every Saturday morning from 9.30 to 10.30 in our band room within the grounds of Armthorpe Community Centre.

Please click the button below to let us know you are interested.