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Whit Friday Brass Band Contest 2023

This contest will take place on Friday 2nd June 2023.

Tameside Contests

Broadoak Contest
Ashton-Under-Lyne R F C
St Albans Ave
Gambrel Bank
Carrbrook Contest
Carr Rise
SK15 3NY
4.00pm – 11.00pm
Denton Contest
Denton Cricket Club
Egerton Street
M34 3PB
4.00pm - 11.45pm
Droylsden Contest
The Bush Inn
Moorside Street
M43 7HL
4.00pm – 11.30pm
Dukinfield Tame Valley Contest
Tame Valley Hotel
Park Road
SK16 5LX

Heyrod Contest
John Street
Wakefield Road
SK15 3BW
4.30pm – 11.00pm
Hurst Village Contest
Ashton United FC
Surrey Street
Hurst Cross
4.30pm - 10.30pm
Stalybridge Labour Contest
Stalybridge Labour Club
Acres Lane
SK15 2JR
4.00pm – 11.00pm
Upper Mossley Contest
Mossley AFC,
Seel Park
Market St
4.30pm – 11.45pm
Please not that neither The Albion Public House, Dukinfield nor Stalybridge Celtic FC, Stalybridge will be hosting contests in 2023.

Prize Money

Contest Adjudicator Main Prize Total Prizes
Broadoak Duncan Beckley £500 £1650
Carrbrook John Davis £600 £1555
Denton Gareth Pritchard £250 £1240
Droylsden " The Bush" Chris Evans £350 £1280
Dukinfield "Tame Valley" Nicholas Garman £400 £1700
Heyrod Matt Brown £600 £2080
Hurst Village "Ashton Utd FC" Jack Capstaff £600 £2125
Stalybridge "Labour Club" Maj P Norley £400 £1405
Mossley Garry Hallas £1200 £4515

Overall Tameside Prizes

2022 Tameside  Overall Prizes

Open 1st £2000
Open 2nd £1000
Open 3rd £750
Local 1st £750
Local 2nd £600
Local 3rd £400
Youth 1st £200
Youth 2nd £100
Overall 1st Section £500
Overall 2nd Section £400
Overall 3rd Section £350
Overall 4th Section £300
Total Prize Money £7350

Brass Bands
Tameside Whit Friday Brass Band Contest

Further Information


Tameside Overall Contest

Entry for the “Tameside Overall” element of the Whit Friday Brass Band Contest is automatic for all bands that compete at 6 or more of the Tameside contests.

Tameside Overall Local Prizes

What constitutes a local band differs at each contest, however the Tameside Local Prizes can only be allocated to a band which resides (have a band room or primary practise space) within 6 miles radius of Ashton Town Hall Steps (53°29'23.0"N 2°05'36.0"W) . This was ratified by The Friends of Tameside Whit Friday Brass Band Contest Committee in 2013 and again in 2018.

1 Prize Rule

Bands can only win a single “Overall” prize.
In the event a band places first in 2 separate categories (for example 1st section and local) they will receive the highest value monetary prize. The lower value prize will go to the next highest scoring band in the relevant category.
Date of next years contest:
  • 24th May 2024