Tuesday and Friday - 8.00 till 10.00 pm Come for a blow and see what fun we have


At Pleasley Colliery Welfare Social Club

Chesterfield Road


NG19 7PD


Friday Night 7.00 till 7.45    Prior to Main Band

PLEASLEY COLLIERY WELFARE BAND Concentration, Clarity, Control and Confidence

National Finalist 2015 & 2016

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Pleasley  - A friendly forward looking band ever striving to improve and looking to the future by encouraging youngsters to take up a brass instrument.

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Musical Director:- GEOF BENSON

Making good music whilst having fun, is the ethos of the Pleasley Band Musical Director, Geof Benson.

An accomplished Euphonium / Baritone player for many years, Geof has gained most of his knowledge from playing under, listening and learning from some of the top Brass Conductors over the years.

A vastly experienced bandsman, Geof has played at all levels in banding from Championship to Fourth section, playing and performing on most of the instruments within a brass band.

Geof had great times playing with Thoresby Colliery, and Ransome & Marles Bands within the Championship section, but special memories gained when ‘giving back’ to the banding world, playing with younger bandsmen of Shirland Training and Thoresby Youth Bands.

Geof has been with Pleasley Colliery Welfare Band since March 2014 and soon gained the band promotion to the 3rd Section in 2016. The band were crowned 3rd Section Midlands Champions that same year and enjoyed a second consecutive trip to the National Finals at Cheltenham. With continued success at the Midland Area competitions, the band have now gained further promotion to the Second Section as from January 2023.

Geof has taken on Pleasley Training Band and started a Gold, Silver and Bronze award scheme of learning that has enthused the beginners into wanting to achieve quicker. After players have achieved the Gold award, Geof then knows they are technically and theoretically ready to join the senior ranks. Giving back and training beginners is Geof’s way to try to ensure a secure future for Pleasley Band.


A group of like minded people who consider themselves a family and enjoy playing music together wether it be the thrill of contesting or for the joy of the audience at concerts.

Should you wish to engage us for your function then please get in touch either  via email or ring the

 Concert Secretary