Besses may have been a string Band in the late 1700’s
Besses are recorded as Cleggs Reed Band in 1818 during reign of George 3rd
First recorded Contest wins
1821 – George 4th Coronation playing God Save the King
1837 – Queen Victoria Coronation playing Hail Smiling Morn
1853 – Became a Brass band
The band has a rich and illustrious history, having been the British Open Champions on seven different occasions.
The band also completed two World Tours in the early 20th Century, incredible by today’s standards, extraordinary at the time!
In 2018 Besses will celebrate 200 years of existence, with many events and concerts planned in the years leading up to this historic milestone
The band rehearses on Tues & Thurs nights in our historic bandroom in Whitefield, near Manchester, from 8-10pm.
Please visit our website, www.besses.co.uk <http://www.facebook.com/l/AAQGj7BJ5/www.besses.co.uk> , for further information on the band, current vacancies, or to read our wonderful history section.
b. Hymns and Things Roy Newsome 1982
c. Concertos for Brass Roy Newsome 1982
d. Heritage of the March V3 Roy Newsome 1983
e. Showcase for Brass Roy Newsome 1983
f. British Bandsman Roy Newsome 1987 (Brilliante and Moto Perpetuo with Robert and Nicholas Childs on Euphoniums)
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