The Grimethorpe Colliery Band is probably the nation’s favourite colliery band with an international reputation for excellence on both the concert and contest stage. The band was formed in 1917 as a leisure activity for the workers at the colliery by members of the disbanded Cudworth Colliery Band. Since then it has featured in film, TV and radio and the band is justifiably proud of its history and achievements. The band also starred in and provided the soundtrack for the 1996 British hit film Brassed Off which also featured Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald and Ewan McGregor.
The band regularly performs sell out concerts throughout the UK and tours internationally to Australia, New Zealand, Japan Hong Kong and various other locations in the Far East.