Lady Wilton Hall, Simister by Impudicus (2014).

Besses Boys Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (17 July 2022)

Joyous finale to concert season at Boarshurst for James Holt and Co.

Besses Boys Band rounded off the 2021 – 22 season of Boarshurst concerts in style with a most likeable programme. Without being too demanding nor light hearted without being too light hearted, the programme included two great solos and an original piece. One that only had its second ever public performance.

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Lady Wilton Hall, Simister by Impudicus (2014).

Besses Boys Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (14 July 2019)

Besses Boys Band’s sparkling concert ends season on a buoyant note

For many people, the 14 July 2019 will go down as one of the finest dates in sporting history. At Centre Court, Roger Federer lost his Mens Singles title to Novak Djokovic. The Cricket World Cup went to England after a tense super over separated England from New Zealand. 194 miles north of the Lords Cricket Ground, there was another party style atmosphere in a band club in deepest Saddleworth.

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Besses Boys Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club

Let’s Hear It For the (Besses) Boys

Last night [24 April], Besses Boys Band gave the Boarshurst faithful a fabulous concert. The band, formed in 1943 to save the senior band from a possible demise, have come from strength to strength. This year saw a sensational start, with the Lancashire band picking up the Second Section title at the Butlins Mineworkers’ Contest in Skegness, Lincolnshire. The Second Section test piece this January gone, was Fire in the Blood by the excellent Paul Lovatt-Cooper.
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