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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.

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BESSES BOYS' BAND 75th Anniversary Concert


Tickets £10

available on the door, or online .    


The Victoria Hall, 37 Knowsley Street, Bolton, BL1 2AS


Saturday 13th October 2018­

Concert start 19:00



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Besses Boys Band will officially launch their 75th anniversary celebrations this weekend at the famous Whit Friday march contests in Tameside and Saddleworth.


It will mark the start of a number of different commemorative events and projects over the coming months cumulating in a reunion concert and exhibition in October.

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This year marks the 75th Anniversary of The world famous Besses Boys' Band. 2018 will see the band celebrate our history and commemorate the occasion with a concert and exhibition in October. To learn more about the hisrory of Besses Boys' Band click HERE

2018 marks the 75th Anniversary of Besses Boys’ Band

To commemorate the occasion the band will this year celebrate its history and successes with a concert and exhibition on Saturday 13th October 2018 at the Victoria Hall in Bolton.

The concert will feature the 2018 Besses Boys' Band an exhibition and a reunion band of ex-players

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Purchase Your Tickets Today ! CLICK HERE

For more information on Besses Boys' Band's 75th Anniversary Concert - CLICK HERE


Besses Boys' Band would like to wish all the best to our Solo BBb Bass player, George Mitchell.


The band is now auditioning for a new Bass player ahead of their upcoming contest and concert engagements.­

The band is also auditioning for Cornet players to complete our line up.

­If you are interested in any of the vacancies,please get in touch with our musical director.

Besses Boys Band team up with ticket source


TicketSource is a free online ticketing system. Ticketsource are committed to keeping customer booking fees low by them making thier profit commission based, they have committed to increasing sales for bands and organizations like ours and this helps us by promoting our events for free and continually optimising the customer journey for our audience.

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