Fairfield (Buxton)


Fairfield (Buxton) has had a brass band since 1865 when it was formed out of an existing Drum and Fife Band. There has been a mixture of male and female players since 1946, ranging from school age to pensioners. The one thing that they all have in common is the enjoyment of playing in a Brass Band.

Among the many contest successes over the years, recent appearances at the UK Finals have been 2009 at Harrogate and 2014 at Cheltenham. Another recent success was at the Buxton Brass Band Festival, where the Band were awarded First Prize, highest placed North-West band and best Bass section prize.

The Fairfield (Buxton) Band are currently led by principal cornet Jason Nicholas, with Austin Rolland on Horn, Helen Sumner on Trombone, Lee Wilde on Euphonium, and leading the Bass Section Simon Kitchen.

Their long-standing Musical Director is Charles W Kitchen who has wielded the baton for 41 years, and has also been a playing member up to a loyal total of 72 years to the Band.

First Nationals appearance since 2014 (also Section 4, came 3rd). Total of 5 previous Nationals appearances, including two podium places (3rd S4 2014, 2nd S3 1958). After qualifying for the 1958 Nationals, had to wait 34 years to qualify again (S4 1992).

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