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This year’s Whit Friday is Friday June 14th

Results for WHIT FRIDAY 2018 – May 25th


1st – Brighouse and Rastrick 2nd – Milnrow  3rd – Faireys  4th – King’s Division  5th – Kleppe  6th – Bad Ass Brass  7th – Boarshurst

Highest Placed Non-Championship – Salvo Brass   Best 3rd/4th before 9.00 pm Littleborough and Uppermill share    Local  Marsden   2nd Best Local – Delph

Youth winners- Wardle Academy  2nd  Best Youth – Oldham Music Centre

 Best Saddleworth – Diggle

Solo Prizes – Soprano, Euph and Basses – Brighouse   Cornet – Milnrow   Trombones – Faireys

Deportment – King’s Division


                    Overall Winners :- Brighouse and Rastrick     Runners-up :-  Faireys     Third Place :- Oldham Band (Lees)

Local Winners :- Marsden Band      Runners-up :- Milnrow     Third Place :- Boarshurst

Youth Champions – Rochdale Borough Youth


 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!  

There will be a Taxi rank organised by Oldham Council just near the crossroads at Huddersfield Road later in the evening  


Pre-registration is being offered this year on another site set on behalf of Saddleworth and Oldham group of contests. Please do not think this is obligatory. Bands may register on the night as they have always done but please be sure to give the band’s full details and correct name. Details needed will be the same as always. Registration at Delph will be as it always has been. Please bring all the usual details whether you have pre-registered or not.

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.



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