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This page is part of an archive of historical details from existing or defunct brass band websites. This is being maintained to provide a record of this information in the event of a band folding, its website disappearing or other loss of the historical record. Where possible, and appropriate, the information cached will be updated from time to time - and any corrections or updates are welcome.

Delph Band

Delph Band is one of Saddleworth's oldest bands, formed in 1850. It has been an ever present part of the community throughout its history. Whilst retaining its ethos as a village band, it has always tried to maintain the very high standards of performance, be it on the concert stage or in the field of contesting. It has gained a reputation for providing good quality programmes whilst not being afraid to introduce its audiences to works from new composers.

There have been many contest successes including North West Area Championships, Manchester District Championships and Pontins Championships. Delph Band was the first Saddleworth band to win the coveted title of "National Champions of Great Britain". The band have been extremely busy in recent years, with prestigious engagements, including concerts for the Commonwealth Games, H.R.H. Prince Edward and a private Jubilee party given by the Duke Of Westminster. Delph Band has always tried to encourage young players and there is a thriving youth band and training group. Hopefully these young players (like many before them who have gone onto play with many of the country's top bands) will secure the future of the band for many years to come.