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


Find us on Instagram

You can now follow Markham Main Colliery Band on Instagram @markham_main


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 2023

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]


Community Band

Open to all players

Markham Main Community Band is open to players of all abilities and can provide tuition were needed. However, after a great first year with excellent support and interest personal circumstances reduced the number of available players which affected ability to hold rehearsals. As a result the community band is currently under review and has halted rehearsals for the time being.

If you are interested in supporting or playing in any capacity from MD to percussion then please contact Len Hodgkiss. If you don’t have your own instrument, we have a wide variety available for loan free of charge to members. Contact Len on 07720 322635 if you or someone you know may be interested in joining this truly collaborative venture!

I’d also be interested in putting together a small band format and would hope I could secure some support to help run the band.