Welcome to the Website of Thurcroft Welfare Band

We are back practising and busily putting together an exciting and varied program of music. It's been too long and we are looking forward to playing for you again in the near future.


Our diary is starting to fill up again so if you wish to book the band please get in contact as soon as possible via the Contact Page


Please see a list of our current engagements

>> Engagements 2022

During the Covid lockdowns we put together a couple of videos to keep ourselves busy

Ballerina- Dedicated to our friends in Thornley, Durham

As the Durham Miners' Gala has been cancelled in 2021 year, we have created a special lockdown video to remind everyone of the great days we have had in Durham in recent years

We look forward to meeting up again

I'll Walk with God

Nestling in the outskirts of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, our band was originally formed by the Miners Welfare Committee for the benefit of Thurcroft Colliers and their families. Despite the closure of the pit, "the band plays on" through competitions, concerts and events that require outstanding musical entertainment.

If you require any further information regarding the band, this site should tell you all you need to know. If you wish to book the band for an engagement or contact us in any way, please email info@thurcroftwelfareband.co.uk or use the contact form on the contact page

We rehearse each Tuesday and Thursday evening, starting at 7.15, in our own band room at the top of West Street, Thurcroft, and our Training Band meets each Tuesday at 6pm prior to the main practice.

We welcome players of all abilities and/or instrument to come and join in any time.

To give the band an idea of who's been visiting, you can write in the guestbook.

Photographs from the Durham Miners Gala 2014