Welcome To

Farnworth And Walkden Band Website

Farnworth & Walkden Band are a friendly North-West band graded 3rd Section. Throughout the year we are busy with many concerts and contests. We rehearse on Monday and Wednesday 8:00PM-10PM in our own Bandroom


Friday 9th June 2017

Whit Friday 2017

A great Whit Friday contest (9th June 2017); winning best in 3rd section at 4 of the 8 contests we got to. A lovely night, if a bit warm for all the dashing about; marching and playing.

Audenshaw, Aldwinians Rugby Club RESULT
Broadoak, Ashton RFC
Denton, Denton Cricket Club RESULT
Droylsden RESULT
Dukinfield Albion Hotel
Dukinfield Tame Valley RESULT
Hurst Cross, Ashton United FC

For full results follow this link 2017 F&W Whit Friday results



Our band has an immediate vacancy for:

•   Solo Trombone

Ideally we are looking for an experienced trombonist, who is comfortable being both a section player and a soloist, as well as showing the capability to lead the rest of our established trombone section.


•   Principal cornet

•   Front row cornet

•   Percussionist tuned and timps

Farnworth and Walkden Brass band are seeking cornet players to complete our line up. We are a hard-working, committed band that has a sensible mix of concerts and contests throughout the year and are looking forward to joining the second section in January 2018.

All players are welcome for a blow

To apply, in confidence, please contact

Musical Director, Matt Shaw
email - matt-j-shaw@live.co.uk
mobile - 07729 442 649


Chairman, Emma Ford
email - fandwband@gmail.com
mobile - 07411 186 044

Coming Up -

Full Diary for 2017

Date Name Venu Time
Fri 9th June 2017 Whit Friday Marches 4:00 start
Sat 10th June 2017 Trinity Church Farnworth Afternoon
Wed 14th June 2017 St Stephens Kearsley 7:00pm for 7:30pm
Sun 17th June 2017 Jubilee Park Ashton 2:00pm till 4:00pm
Sat 24th June 2017 Good Sheperd Banfurlong Fete Banfurlong 12:30 for 1:00pm
Sun 2nd July 2017 Brighouse March & Hymn Contest Brighouse TBC
Wed 12th July 2017 St Peters Church Swinton 7:30pm
Sun 16th July 2017 Walkden Family Festival Parr Fold Park, Walkden 1:30pm