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Denton celebration

2009 sees the 150th aniversary of the Denton Band — and they are going to make sure they celebrate it in style.


Denton Brass has announced the start of their 150th anniversary celebrations.

The original Denton Band was formed in 1859 by Thomas Baxendale, hat manufacturer and started life rehearsing in the owner's mill.

The original Denton Band was formed in 1859 by Thomas Baxendale, hat manufacturer and started life rehearsing in the owner's millDenton Brass

Brass band history

In 1900 the band created bras band history, when they were crowned the very first National Brass Band Champions winning the famous 1000 Guineas Trophy. It was reported that thyere was '...great rejoicing in Denton.'

Later Denton changed it’s name to Crown Point Brass, but in 1999 returned to its original name.

Help celebrate

If anyone played with the band at any time under any of the above names (espeically the 1900 band!) and would like to be part of their celebrations then they should contact the Musical Director Graham Smith on 0161 330 6141 or 07931348139 or the Chairman Paul Keogh on 0161 320 4254 alternatively contact by email at

Brass in Concert

Results: 2017 Brass in Concert Championship

November 19 • The all conquering Norwegians of Eikanger become the Brass in Concert champions.


Results: 2017 Scottish Challenge Shield

November 19 • Clackmannan claims the Scottish Challenge Shield honours with a triumphant performance in Perth.


Gateshead prepares for the entertainers to arrive

November 17 • The Sage Gateshead will host two days of world class brass band talent this weekend at the Brass in Concert Championship festival.


Trinity Girls look for new lead

November 17 • The successful musical partnership between conductor Ryan Watkins and Trinity Girls Band has come to an end.

Gloucestershire Brass Band Association - Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

Sunday 19 November • All Saints’ Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH

Rotherham Schools' Youth Brass Band - Fountain City Brass Band

Monday 20 November • Rotherham Minster - Rotherham s60 1pd

Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD

Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE

Chinnor Silver

November 20 • Despite winning the 2nd section at the GBBA contest we still need a Bb BASS to complete our line up. Good but realistic book of concerts and concerts planned.. We have well attended rehearsals on a Wednesday in our own bandroom.

Hucknall & Linby Brass

November 20 • Hucknall and Linby Band - 2nd section- Require a front row cornet player. We rehearse Thursdays 7.30 -9.30 in Hucknall, Nottingham. With great transport links to the city centre and the universities.

Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.

Stan Lippeatt

Conductor, adjudicator, tutor