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Derby Midshipmen Band Registered Charity Number 1088782


The band entertains the public in Carnivals, Parades and Main Arena Events, providing intricate music and marching displays which are changed each year.

During the years the band has won almost every major trophy at numerous contests and championships.

Since 1990 the Derby Midshipmen Band have entered over 100 contests.  'The Middies' have never been out of the top three places having obtained 83% of these in first place. The Middies currently have 21 consecutive 1st place wins spanning back from 2004 to 2012. This record has earned them the reputation of being one of the most successful and professional marching bands in the UK.

As a band the Derby Midshipmen are constantly looking to improve year on year and find new challenges to rise too.  At the start of 2011 the band left the MDBA to find newer and bigger contests to push the band further. 2011 saw the band enter their first contest under BYBA rules. The Brass Explosion Show at Stafford Rangers FC Stadium hosted 22 Bands competing in 6 classes, from Cadet through Junior, Division 3, Division 2, Division 1 to Associate Division (for bands with no age restrictions). The Derby Midshipmen took 1st Place in the Associate Division, followed by Spirit of Coventry in 2nd place and Tallaght (Dublin) Vikings in 3rd Place.

The Middies are

1st Place Winners 2011, 2012, 2014 & 2015
Associate Division Brass Explosion (Stafford)

2012 BYBA National Championships Winners
(Associate Division)

CBSL & MDBA Champions
 Undefeated Since 2001

Amber Valley Champions (Horsley Woodhouse)
undefeated Since 2000

Midlands Counties Champions (Newton, Derbyshire)
2004, 2005, 2006 & 2008

South East Midlands Counties Champions
Runners-Up (Lowestoft) 2000, 2001, 2002 & Champions 2003

The band has also been invited to some very
prestigious venues in recent years which include

In 2001 The Derby Midshipmen Band gained its status as a Registered Charity (No. 1088782) helping its work raising money for local and national charities by performing in concerts and cabarets.


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