Whit Friday Contests – 24th May 2013
13th June 2014, 29th May 2015
Brass Bands across the Country are fine tuning their assets in preparation for next year’s Whit Friday Brass Band Contest, the Contest, dubbed ‘the greatest free show on earth!’ attracts thousands of people to Tameside to enjoy brass band music of the highest calibre.
Each committee contributes towards awards of almost £15,000. Coupled with £6000 prize money from Tameside Council, over £21,000 is up for grabs in the Borough.
To be in line to win the prestigious ‘Tameside Whit Friday Champions’ title, bands have to perform at six of the eleven contest’s. So, not only does it test the band’s musical prowess, it also tests their discipline, stamina and organisational skills, with bands constantly on the move in their quest for the Whit Friday crown.
For more information about the event contact the Arts and Events team at the Council on (0161) 342 4144.
Details of individual contests can be found on the venue pages of this website.