The Friezland competition has been running for 36 years and focuses on Youth, Third and Fourth Section bands.

The event is held in the shadow of the picturesque church and the playing arena offers shelter, and indoor cafe, a large barbecue a sweet stall and a real ale bar.

Our objective is to promote a community experience in which young and developing bands can compete with their peers.  Our audience comprises mainly families and friends who appreciate the music and the marching in a calm yet convivial atmosphere.  The event receives positive feedback from both bands and spectators who return year after year.

Start Time: 16.00

Last Registration: 22.30

Location: Church Hall, Oaklands Road, Friezland, Greenfield, OL3 7LQ

Contest Secretary: John Barrett

Contact:       07925950422      01457870612


The difficult decision to cancel the Whit Friday Brass Band Contests has been taken. Please see Bob Rogers' full statement here. We look forward to seeing everyone on 28th May 2021

1st planning meeting of 2020 complete ... the countdown is on for Saddleworth Whit Friday Brass Band Contest @FriezWhitBands. Be sure to put the date in your diary 5th June. Bands from 4pm
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