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 a vacancy for a 1st Trombone player to complete our line-up. We are a progressive, non-contesting band that pay no subs.


And we’re back!

Following the latest advice from Brass Bands England and from the Government, we had our first group of 6 ‘rehearsal’ last night. It was so nice to finally get back to playing again! Let’s all get behind the roadmap and get our vaccine when offered so we can get back to full rehearsals and back to entertaining you the best way we know how.


March 2021 Update

We are planning to start rehearsing very soon in limited numbers, once the easing of Government restrictions allows. Please check back for updates – our diary of engagements is filling up quickly if there are any players who wish to get involved with a new band as we get playing again.

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.


COVID-19 Update

We have been getting the band room ready to start rehearsing indoors again as soon as possible.

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.