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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



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