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Est. 1943

Besses Boys' Band


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The world famous Besses Boys' Band are a 2nd Section brass band based in Manchester, North West England. Established in 1943 we are a local band providing music services to the local community and beyond for 75 years. Our varied programme of events can be found on our Events page and include concerts, community events, charity events and private bookings. Besses Boys' Band are available for any occasion. Please Contact Us for more information.

The band was extremely proud to celebrate our 75th birthday last year. The bands rich heritage and successes are a result of our member’s commitment and to all who have supported the band and donated their time to this great organization over the years.



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National Finals 2019

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Besses Boys' Band Qaulify for National Brass Band Champioship !


Besses Boys’ Band receive invitation to attend National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain!

Besses Boys’ Band were delighted to take 2nd place at the North West Regionals Brass Band Contest. The contest took place on the 24th February at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, where the second section took place on the Opera House stage.

Besses Boys' Band Christmas Concert


Besses Boys' Band entertained crowds in their hundreds at their annual Christmas concert on Sunday 16th December 2018. The free concert held at the Longfield Suite, Prestwich featured all the festive classics including traditional carrols, pop favourites and the ever popular 12 Days of Christmas and german beirkeller dance the Schneewaltzer.


 After recent success Besses Boys’ Band have qualified to compete at the National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain (2nd section final) this September in Cheltenham.


It is a monumental achievement for the band to compete at this prestigious contest for what will be the fourth time this decade.


We are reaching out for support and donations to help us on our way and appreciate any contributions however large or small via the Go Fund Me Link


If you would like to discuss supporting our band by other means please contact us.

Besses Boys' Band entertain the community at Summer Concert

Besses Boys' Band were delighted to share the stage with Encore Youth Choir at our 2019 summer concert. The bands performed to a full capacity audience and the Worshipful the Mayor and Mayoress of Bury Metrolpolitan Borough Council on Sunday 21st July at Prestwich Longfield Suite. 


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