Mon 20 May 2013
Can We Tame(side) Whit Friday?

Friday 24th May sees the band returning to the Whit Friday Brass Band March Competition. This annual contest sees well over one hundred bands from all over the country (and in some cases further afield) travelling between the villages of Delph, Denshaw, Diggle, Dobcross, Friezland, Greenacres, Greenfield, Grotten, Lees, Lydgate, Scouthead and Uppermill in Saddleworth and between Audenshaw, Broadoak, Carrbrook, Denton, Droylsden, Dukinfield, Heyrod, Hurst, Stalybridge and Upper Mossley in Tameside and performing a Contest March of their choice at as many of these villages as possible in the hope of winning as many contests as possible and becoming either the Tameside or Saddleworth Whit Friday Champions (to be in with a chance you must compete at 6 contests in either the Tameside or Saddleworth regions).

After many years of competing mainly in the Saddleworth area, the band has decided to make an assault on the Tameside contests (no doubt with a raid or two into Saddleworth territory) and are hopeful that, under the watchful eye of new conductor Neil Samuel, we can get some good results and maybe take a few scalps from the some of the 'big name' bands who will be out in force.

Follow the band on twitter (@VBSPoyntonBand) or Facebook ( from 4pm onwards to keep up with the action!

We'll let you know results on the website as and we when we know them during the Saturday and Sunday after the contests.

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