22nd September 2019

A traditional brass band march and hymn tune contest open to bands of all abilities.
Enjoy listening to a variety of pieces where you will hear a warmth of sound only brass bands can achieve.
A perfect way to spend Sunday afternoon. 

A Brass Band Contest that has been organised to celebrate the 179th Anniversary of Blackburn & Darwen Band who began in Darwen in 1840 as a Temperance band. Bands from across the North West will converge on Darwen to perform a contest march of their choice and a hymn tune too. There will be bands of all standards represented and prizes for each section will be awarded as well as prizes for the overall winners. Over £2500 is up for grabs. Each band will play on the march to the contest stage beforehand. There will be a variety of eating and drinking outlets available on the day to make it a great day out for all.


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