Welcome to the Website of Thurcroft Welfare Band

We are back practising and are looking


forward to playing for you again.



Please get in contact via the Contact Page 

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 Thursday 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