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1981 National Championships of Great Britain - Championship Section

Saturday, October 3, 1981

Royal Albert Hall, London

Test piece:
Blitz, Derek Bourgeois

Geoffrey Brand, Eric Bravington, William Relton

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Black Dyke MillsMajor Peter Parkes6190
2Brighouse and RastrickDerek Broadbent14188
3WhitburnGeoffrey Whitham3187
4Yorkshire Imperial MetalsJohn Pryce-Jones10186
5Sun LifeChristopher Aidey9185
6Besses o' th' BarnRoy Newsome20183
7=GUSKeith Wilkinson21181
7=LoughboroughC. Fisher11181
9Solent Concert BrassWesley Garner17180
10=Grimethorpe CollieryRay Farr5177
10=Leyland VehiclesRichard Evans19177
12Lewis MerthyrNigel Seaman11176
13=CoryDenzil Stephens16175
13=Newtongrange and Bilston CollieryNigel Boddice1175
15TredegarAlbert Meek13174
16Ever ReadyHoward Snell4173
17Point of Ayr CollieryG. Jones8172
18AlbourneD. Keene2171
19HendonD. Morrison12170
20Morris MotorsClifford Edmunds18169
21DalmellingtonArchie Hutchison7168
22Northumbria PoliceJohn Foxcroft22165

First: £2000
Second: £1000
Third: £500
Fourth: £250

The winning conductor received a presentation score of the test piece.

Due to the change in the way the Regional contests were to be run from 1982, both Black Dyke Mills and Brighouse and Rastrick were given byes to the 1982 final. From 1982 the winners and runners up would gain automatic qualification.

The event was sponsored by the National Westminster Bank

Black Dyke Band - The Hawth, Crawley

Sunday 18 March • The Hawth, Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ

Contest: Welsh Regional Championships

Sunday 18 March • Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, Swansea SA1 4PE

Contest: London & SC REgional Championships

Sunday 18 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Contest: North of England Regional Championships

Sunday 18 March • The Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Black Dyke Band - Mirfield Parish Church

Thursday 22 March • Mirfield Parish Church, 38 Church Lane, Mirfield WF14 9HX

Chinnor Silver

March 19 • We are sadly loosing one of our award winning bass team soon(best basses award at areas) so we are looking for a Bb BASS . Good book of contests and concerts planned including butlins . We rehearse on Wednesday in our own bandroom

St Albans City Band

March 19 • Time for a change after the Areas? Or do you just fancy another blow each week? We are a friendly community band looking for new players to join our group. All welcome but especially cornet, horn, Eb / Bb Bass and Percussion.

Friary Guildford Brass Band

March 19 • The L&SC Champions are looking for a committed Bb bass player to join our team.. . We have a busy, but sensible schedule of concerts and contests including the Grand Shield and National Finals.

Nigel Seaman

Conductor, band trainer, teacher and adjudicator