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Please check out this link to the BBC brass bands website.
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Special Offer – There are still copies of two of our popular CD recordings of the Delph Contest available from one of our major sponsors ‘WORLD OF BRASS’

WHIT FRIDAY MARCHES 2004 AND 2005 – selling at £2.49 and £2.99 respectively

Buy them online from World of Brass at www.bargaindiscs.co.uk

All your favourite marches from some of the best bands around with a true Whit Friday atmosphere

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 WHIT FRIDAY 2016 – May 20th

Main Results

1st Brighouse and Rastrick

2nd Hepworth

3rd Faireys

4th Odeburg

 5th Windcorp

6th Salvo Brass

7th York Railway Institute

Best Non-Championship – Longridge

Best 3rd/4th Section before 9.00 pm – Market Rasen

Best Youth – Oldham Music Centre

2nd Best Youth – 2nd Rossendale Scouts

Best Local – Boarshurst

2nd Best Local – Marsden

Best Saddleworth – Diggle

Best Deportment – Band of the King’s Division


Best Basses – Fairey

Best Solo Cornet – Brighouse and Rastrick

Best Euphonium – Brighouse and Rastrick

Best Soprano – Hepworth

Best Tombones – Salvo Brass

Saddleworth and Oldham Area Championships

Winners – Brighouse and Rastrick

Runners Up – Faireys

Third place – Hepworth

Local Championships

1st – Milnrow

2nd – Oldham Band Lees

3rd – Marsden

Youth Champions – Wardle Academy

Our 2016 Magazine now available

celebrating 70 years of Delph Whit Friday Contest 

Cover Sample

Only £4.00 (post & packaging) 

To obtain a copy please e-mail rodgers@delphman.myzen.co.uk with your details and we will provide payment details, alternatively you can pay with paypal to the above e-mail address


 Bands please note – GM Police will be keeping a close watch on timing and number of bands in the queue, they have the right to close the contest early if there are too many waiting. In 2015 at our own discretion we closed the book early so that the main street could be open again at midnight.  We don’t want bands to be disappointed so make sure you arrive in good time!  

Major Sponsors

We are very grateful to all our major sponsors of the contest and if you would like to know more about them and their products/services please click on the links below. They make our contest possible – please use them if you can.



2015 Magazine BackCover (2)

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