The Tameside Whit Friday Band Contest is an annual brass band competition that runs across multiple sites in Tameside (North East Manchester). The contest originated in Stalybridge in the 1870's and continues to this day.


The 2020 contest will take place at 11 venues across the borough, on Friday 5th June 2020.

The event is organised by 11 independent groups of volunteers who are responsible for all elements of the contest at their specific venue.

Members of these groups come together as 'The Friends of  Whit Friday Brass Band Contest Committee'. This Committee is advised and supported by Tameside MBC's Cultural Services Department.

Unfortunately due to redevelopment work taking place at Aldwinians RUFC, the Audenshaw contest will not take place in 2019, but it is hoped it will return in 2020.

Want to help?


We are always looking for more help.


If you would like to volunteer on Whit Friday, contact the contest secretary at the venue where you would like to help. All of the secretaries contact details are on the specific page for their contest.

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