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AKS Lytham

Mr Thomas, I just had to let you know how much I enjoyed my introduction to the Blackburn and Darwen Brass Band, wow! what a delight. I shall follow their progress with interest.

The accompanying screen videos were a masterstroke and the evening was a great success.

Thank you for all your hard work.

Kind regards


March 2022

Birthday Party

Can I just say WOW Thankyou so much you where all amazing Everyone at the party said how wonderful the band was I cannot Thankyou enough for making my mum’s birthday so special Once again Thankyou


March 2023

March & Hymn Tune Contest 2021

Lindley Band enjoyed their first trip to the contest. A not too taxing road march and a lovely amphitheatre to play in, all administered by your friendly band.

Sep 2021

March & Hymn Tune Contest 2021

Thank you to you and the rest of B&D band for yesterday's contest. Everyone at Hawk Green had a great time out performing again.

Sep 2021

March & Hymn Tune Contest 2021

Many thanks for the details and photo’s. I’ve never been to Darwen before but your welcome pack covers everything – brilliant.

It’s the best pre-contest information I’ve received in 29 years as contest secretary.

I’ll circulate it around our band.

Paul - Lindley Band

March & Hymn Tune Contest 2019

Our sincere thanks and congratulations must go to our friends at the Blackburn & Darwen Band for running such a well-organised and slick event - one we are certain will continue to grow in coming years!

Strata Brass

March & Hymn Tune Contest

We were impressed with the organisation of the event - it was a lovely setting and everyone was very helpful 

We hope to take part again next year

Thank you

Sally - Oldham Lees

March & Hymn Tune Contest

We had a fab day at Blackburn and Darwen March and Hymn Contest today ! It was our first time at the event and it was great to see so many bands taking part. We're really pleased with our 7th place overall and top placed band in 1st section. Congrats to winning band Hepworth and a big shout out to the youth band at B&D for entertaining everyone before the results. Hopefully we'll be back next year on a day with a bit more sunshine!

Flixton Band

Matt Ryan

"You organise a great day for your local community every year and the junior band were awesome yesterday. Bravo BnD, thanks for putting it on."

Festival of Brass 2023

Haydock Band

"We enjoyed every second! Thank you for having us "

Balderstone Band

“We thoroughly enjoyed our first attempt at contesting alongside our friends at Chorley Silver Band and although we didn't get any trophies we still think we did OK for two little community bands - especially seeing as some of our players haven't even been playing a year! It was a fab day out, beautifully organised by Blackburn & Darwen Band.”
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