Denshaw Whit Friday Band Contest

Thank you for visiting the Denshaw Whit Friday Band Contest web site. We aim to provide you with all the information you may need regarding our next, and previous contests.

The next contest will be held on Friday 24th May 2024, 4pm start

Denshaw 2023 Prize Winners

First  Prize OverallBrighouse & Rastrick
Second Prize OverallTredegar Band
Third Prize OverallMilnrow Band
Fourth Prize OverallGrimethorp Colliery Band
Best Saddleworth1st PlaceOldham Band (Lees)
Best Saddleworth2nd PlaceBoarshurst Silver Band
Best Local BandDelph Band
Best Non UK BandKleppe Musikklag Norway
1st Section1st PlaceBollington Brass Band
1st Section2nd PlaceOld Hall Brass
2nd Section1st PlaceMusik Frohsinn Oberburg Switzerland
2nd Section2nd PlaceTanunda Town Band – Australia
3rd Section1st PlaceBMP (Europe) Goodshaw Band
3rd Section2nd PlaceMusikgesellschaft Oberwil
4th Section1st PlaceLittleborough Brass Band
4th Section2nd PlaceWitney Town Band
Best Youth1st PlaceTewit Youth Band
Best Youth2nd PlaceDobcross Youth Training Band
Best Soprano CornetBrighouse & Rastrick
Best Bass SectionTredegar Band
Spot PrizeSalvo Brass

It costs about £5000 to put the Contest on each year with the majority going in prize money, insurance, first aid and lighting. 
The Contest is reliant on sponsorship, advertising and sales of the magazine and the generosity of individual donations to raise funds.
As we move ever closer to a cashless society we realise that many would find it easier to donate online rather than scour their pockets for change. To enable this The Committee have set up a GoFundMe page which is an easy and secure way on giving on line. We hope that this will enable you to donate, watch funds grow – hopefully with your help – towards our target, and in due course see some photos too! Just go to to donate and support the Denshaw contest.

Denshaw Contest has a twitter account @DenshawContest. Before the contest we will be tweeting useful info. On the night we will be replying to tweets and providing updates on bands waiting etc. Results will be tweeted as soon as they are known