Keeping Brass alive in the heart of Sherwood

Sherwood forest Brass, a community brass band founded in 2000, by band president Stan Lippeatt as Thoresby Colliery Youth Band. Now known as Sherwood Forest Brass we are a independent organisation providing free musical opportunities in the Nottinghamshire Area for anyone wishing to play or learn to play within a banding environment.

our story so far...

The band has a strong heritage with connections to the local coal mining communities and now located in the historical village of Clipstone, which once stood the largest WW1 camps in England. The band continues to keep brass alive in Sherwood where many military and colliery brass band once played...

To find more information about our story and the history behind the area brass bands

musical director

Our Musical Director Christine Lippeatt has been with us from day one and her determination and dedication has brought us many successes over the years.

To find more about our musical director's story

The Band

The Main Band is a fourth section registered competing Brass Band who performed all over the Nottinghamshire area.

To find out more about the main band and meet our music makers

the Acorns

Our training band "The Acorns" formed back in 2008 to allow more musical opportunities for new starters and beginners to learn and play together with the same skill level.

To find out more information about The Acorns

SFB Committee

The SFB committee formed in 2004 by a group of members parents has been the life and soul of the band. Currently the committee is made of a mix of playing members and supporting parents who strive to keep the band operating.

To meet our band officials and committee members