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North Manchester Youth Band is born!

This year Middleton Youth Band and Besses Boys Youth Band are absolutely thrilled to be joining forces to form the brand new North Manchester Youth Band in order to enter the National Youth Brass Band Championships of Great Britain on 17th April held at the RNCM in Manchester.

Whit Friday 2015

The band once again took part in the annual Whit Friday band contests. The weather was cold damp and windy but this did not spoil a fantastic and successful evening!

Middleton Band March at Broadoak: Whit Friday 2011

Whit Friday Brass Band Contests 2014

Middleton Band once again took part in the annual Whit Friday Brass Band contests in Saddleworth. Often described as ‘The greatest free show on Earth’, the Saddleworth and Tameside Whit Friday Brass Band Contests take place every year on the afternoon and evening of Whit Friday – 13th June in 2014.

Keep Calm! It’s Area Week!

Middleton band are in the final run up to the North West Area contest at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. The contest will take place on Sunday the 9th March in the Pavillion Theatre, starting at 9.30 AM. The adjudicators for the second section will be Allan Holdsworth & Alan Morrison. […]

Top 6 result, new signing and new friends!

Well, what an exciting year it has been so far! Butlins Middleton Band have recently returned from Butlins Mineworkers Championships where we gained a  top 6 result with a very respectable 5th place out of 17 bands in the second section. The band were very pleased overall with their performance, […]

4th place National Finalists 2013!

4th place National Finalists 2013! Middleton Band have just returned from the National Finals at The Centaur, Cheltenham with a respectable 4th place out of 18 bands from accross the country. The band carried out several fund raising events over the past months such as a quiz night, a race […]

Whit Friday 2013!

What a fantastic evening we had playing Mephistopheles at Tameside Whit Friday contests. As we wait for the results to come in, here is a video and some photos of the night!

National Finalists!

After several weeks of uncertainty, it has now been confirmed that the band are eligible to represent the North West in the 2nd section at the National Finals in Cheltenham this September. For more information and a full list of North West representatives click here.