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1978 National Championships of Great Britain - Championship Section

Date:
Saturday, October 7, 1978

Venue:
Royal Albert Hall, London

Test piece:
Checkmate, Sir Arthur Bliss arr. Eric Ball

Adjudicator(s):
Cedric Thope Davie, Albert Chappell, Col. George Evans

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Yorkshire Imperial MetalsDenis Carr9194
2Besses o' th'BarnRoy Newsome1193
3Grimethorpe CollieryStanley Boddington11191
4Fairey EngineeringWalter Hargreaves13190
5Fodens Motor WorksJames Scott15189
6St. DennisEddie Williams7188
7=CoryD. Stephens5187
7=HanwellMrs B. Stone20187
9Ever ReadyG. Brand3186
10WoodfallsW. T. Buchan8185
11GUSG. Brand17184
12=Carlton MainD. James2183
12=City of CoventryK. Dennison12183
14=CamborneD. Greenwood14182
14=TredegarW. D. Thomas6182
14=Webb IvoryE. Woodhouse18182
17Aldershot BrassG. Prior16181
18LutonL. Morgan4180
19=Harton & WestoeD. Willy10179
19=NewmainsJ. Rennie19179

Prizes:
First: £500
Second: £200
Third: £100
Fourth: £75

Information supplied by Gordon Simpson.

Three of the four movements of the test piece were used: Ceremony of the Red Bishops, Dance of the Four Knights and the Finale "Checkmate".

Lady Bliss herself presented the prizes.

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

Dalmellington Band from Scotland withdrew prior to the contest.


 



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