Whit Friday Contests – 20th May 2016
Tameside Overall Local Prizes
What constitutes a local band differs across the borough, but Tameside’s Local Prizes must to be allocated to a band which resides within 6 miles radius of Ashton Town Hall Steps. This was ratified by The Friends of Tameside Whit Friday Brass Band Contest in 2013.
Individual Contests – Total Prize Money
Main Prizes : £5,050 Total Prizes : £17,340
Tameside Whit Friday Open Champions
Main Prize : £2,500 Total Prizes : £6,300
Tameside Youth Champions
Main Prize: £200 Total Prize: £300
Total Prizes in Tameside
Main Prize : £7,750 Total Prizes : £23,600
9th June 2017
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.