Saddleworth and Oldham Area Prizes


All the Saddleworth and Oldham Contests are grateful to Oldham Council and Saddleworth and Oldham District Partnership for funding stewards, toilets and traffic management, plus a large amount of the prize money.

We are seeking additional sponsors for these prizes for next year’s event, without this support the Area Awards will be unable to continue, thanks to Redrow Developments Ltd for agreeing to sponsor the Local Champions

Prizes are as follows:- 

Overall Area Champions – £2,500   Runners Up – £1,000  and 3rd placed band – £750

Local Area Champions – £750 (This year local champions are sponsored by Redrow Develpments Ltd.)  Local runners up – £600 and 3rd placed local band – £400

There is also a Youth Prize for the youth band with the lowest overall aggregate score and they receive £250

Offers of sponsorship for any of the above prizes in future years would be very welcome

Results for 2017 will be announced on Sunday 11th June and posted on 4bars rest website, Other brass band media outlets and on our home page

Area ChampionsBrighouse and Rastrick (£2,500)    Runners Up – Faireys (£1,000) and in third place Oldham Band Lees

Local Champions Marsden Silver Band,  runners up Milnrow Band and in third place Boarshurst Band

Youth ChampionsWardle Academy

Alan Widdop of the Marsden Band receives a cheque for £750 from Redrow Developments and the Oldham Evening Chronicle Trophy as Local Area Champions. Sponsored this year by Redrow Developments.