Est. 1943

Besses Boys' Band


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RING O' BELLS Concert­


Ring O' Bells, Marple, SK6 7AY­


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Next Event:


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Sunday 26th August


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­Sunday 16th September 2018


Darwen Town Centre


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Blackburn & Darwen

4th March & Hymn Tune Contest


Featuring the world famous Besses Boys' Band an Exhibition of the bands history and a reunion band of former players including some of the top brass players in the country.


Tickets £10 - available from or the Victoria Hall box office and on the door.


Saturday 13th October 2018


Doors open 18:30 - Concert 19:00


75th Anniversary Concert ­
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Wychavon Entertainment Contest


De Montfort School, Evesham, Worcestershire


3rd November 2018


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Wychavon Contest­

Butlins Mineworkers Open Brass Band Festival


The Butlin's Mineworkers Open National Brass Band Festival comes back to Butlin's Skegness for 2019. This popular championship has over 100 competing bands and promises to deliver a spectacular weekend of competition and entertainment


12th January 2019


Roman Road, Ingoldmells, Skegness

Lincolnshire, PE25 1NJ


Butlins Contest­

North West Area Brass Band Championship of GB


Winter Gardens, 97 Church Street, Blackpool, FY1 1HL


Sunday 24th February 2019


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North Regional Championship

Glossop Old Band Matinee Concert


The Bandroom, Derby Street, Glossop SK13 8LP


Sunday 21st April 2019


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Glossop Band Club Concert

Whit Friday March Contests


Saddleworth & Tameside UK


The greatest free show on earth takes place as bands tackle the Whit Friday march contests.


Friday 14th June 2019


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Whit  Friday March Contests
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Buxton Brass Band Festival 2019


Octagon Theatre, Pavillion Gardens,

St John's Rd, Buxton SK17 6BE


Sunday 28th April 2019


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Buxton Brass Band Festival