Armthorpe Elmfield Band
The Band was formed in 1964 with two learners and six instruments, and is affiliated to the Doncaster Youth Service. Apart from this help which brings rehearsal facilities, the Band is entirely self supporting.
Honours and Successes over the years include:-
Winners of the Youth Entertainment Contest At the Royal Festival Hall, London & at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool.
Radio Humberside Band of the Year 1984
Radio Sheffield Band of the Year
Yorkshire and Humberside Champions 1984
Tetley Open Champions Winner 3rd Section 1985 and Prize Winners 1983 & 1986
Yorkshire Champions Winner 3rd Section 1989, 3rd Place 2000
National Champions. CISWO Contest 4th Section 1975 and 1982 and then 3rd Section 1989.
Runners up 2nd Section 1993 & Prize Winners most years.
Silver Club Award in the BBC North Champions 2000
Yorkshire Champions 3rd Section 2001
Winners 3rd Section The Queens Golden Jubilee Award 2002
The Band has toured France and West Germany with great success under the Town Twinning arrangements of Doncaster Council. The Band were chosen to play for Her Majesty The Queen at a Luncheon in Doncaster, for the visit of H.R.H. Princess Margaret and for the Duke of Edinburgh in Harrogate, H.R.H the Duke of Kent. K.G. at Thorne and the High Sheriff of South Yorkshire at Sheffield and the Princess Royal At Thorne, and again at Fishlake