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Est. 1943

Besses Boys' Band

 

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The world famous Besses Boys' Band are a 2nd Section brass band based in Manchester, North West England. Established in 1943 we are a local band providing music services to the local community and beyond for over 75 years. Our varied programme of events can be found on our Events page and include concerts, community events, charity events and private bookings. Besses Boys' Band are available for any occasion. Please Contact Us for more information.

The band was extremely proud to celebrate our 75th birthday in 2019. The bands rich heritage and successes are a result of our member’s commitment and to all who have supported the band and donated their time to this great organization over the years.

 

 

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Besses Boys' Band Qaulify for National Brass Band Champioship !

 

Besses Boys’ Band receive invitation to attend National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain!

Besses Boys’ Band were delighted to take 2nd place at the North West Regionals Brass Band Contest. The contest took place on the 24th February at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, where the second section took place on the Opera House stage.

Besses Boys' Band Christmas Concert

 

Besses Boys' Band entertained crowds in their hundreds at their annual Christmas concert on Sunday 16th December 2018. The free concert held at the Longfield Suite, Prestwich featured all the festive classics including traditional carrols, pop favourites and the ever popular 12 Days of Christmas and german beirkeller dance the Schneewaltzer.

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Coronavirus Update

 

Following Government guidance and the Brass Bands England statement released on 14th March 2020 Besses Boys’ Band have postponed all planned events due to Coronavirus

 

The BBE statement details that the UK Government has updated its guidance to avoid all non-essential contact. As Brass bands are classed as non-essential it was decided that all in person brass band activity is stopped for the foreseeable future. This includes rehearsals, concerts, contests, committee meetings, other group activity and individual lessons.

 

We will continue to work closely with the BBE and follow their advice on this subject which remains under constant review and we will ensure that our supporters are kept informed on the matter with information as we receive it.

 

In line with all other bands, our priority is and will remain, the health and well-being of our supporters, members and committee personnel.

 

https://www.bbe.org.uk/news/19032020-1734/bbe-statement-the-covid-19-pandemic

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To celebrate our recent milestone anniversary the band have released a commemorative CD of our 75th Anniversary Concert.

 

The CD is a live recording taken from the Victoria Halls and features the 2018 Besses Boys' Band, a reunion band of former players and a massed bands finale. These commemorative CD's are not to be missed and only available whilst stocks last.

 

 

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Following Government guidance and the Brass Bands England statement released on 14th March 2020 Besses Boys’ Band have postponed all planned events due to Coronavirus  

 

The BBE statement details that the UK Government has updated its guidance to avoid all non-essential contact. As Brass bands are classed as non-essential it was decided that all in person brass band activity is stopped for the foreseeable future. This includes rehearsals, concerts, contests, committee meetings, other group activity and individual lessons.

 

We will continue to work closely with the BBE and follow their advice on this subject which remains under constant review and we will ensure that our supporters are kept informed on the matter with information as we receive it.

 

In line with all other bands, our priority is and will remain, the health and well-being of our supporters, members and committee personnel.

 

https://www.bbe.org.uk/news/19032020-1734/bbe-statement-the-covid-19-pandemic

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