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1963 British Open Championships

Saturday, September 7, 1963

Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Life Divine, Cyril Jenkins

Denis Wright, Walter Hargreaves & William Wood

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1FaireyL. Lamb17190
2Grimethorpe CollieryG. Thompson19 187
3Black Dyke MillsG. Whitham6185
4Carlton Main Frickley CollieryJ. Atherton4182
5Scottish CWSA. Mortimer16180
6LindleyP. Wadsworth12179
7GUSS. Boddington1-
8TemplemoreA.E. Bell5-
-Barrow ShipyardH. Sutcliffe20-
-Besses o' th' BarnF. Bryce14-
-Blackhall CollieryH. Strong11-
-Cammell LairdJ. Scott2-
-Creswell CollieryE. Woodhouse18-
-Crossley's CarpetsJ. Harrison22-
-Eccles BoroughE. Buttress15-
-Foden Motor WorksR. Mortimer3-
-HoggarthsJ. A. Hughes7-
-LutonA. Coupe10-
-Morris MotorsC. Edmunds8-
-Ransome & MarlesD. Masters9-
-SlaithwaiteR. Newsome13-
-Wingates TemperanceH. Parry21-
-Yorkshire ImperialA. Owenson23-


1st: £200 plus £2,000 Gold Trophy plus the Thomson Challenge Trophy.
2nd: £120 plus The Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £100
4th: £60
5th: £40
6th: £25

Each member of the winning band received engraved certificates.

The winning conductor received an engraved cigarette casket.

The Iles Medal was presented to William Wood.

Fairey completed a 'hat trick' of wins and were barred from the 1964 contest. 

Contest: London & SC Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Contest: Welsh Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, Swansea SA1 4PE

Contest: North of England Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • The Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Black Dyke Band - Victoria Hall, Bolton

Saturday 17 March • 37 Knowsley St, Bolton BL1 2AS

Contest: London & SC REgional Championships

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

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

March 17 • Musical Director due to work commitments, the Wakefield Metropolitan Band seeks applications for this position. 1st section band with a 5th place at the areas. We require someone with the drive and ambition to take us to the next level is this you ?

Walsall Brass Band

March 17 • WALSALL BRASS BAND are looking for Cornets, 1st Baritone, 2nd Euphonium, Bb Bass and Percusion.

Cheshire Constabulary Band

March 17 • We are urgently looking for a Tenor Horn, Cornet and snare drummers (for our Corps of drums). Smart friendly well run band with varied engagements, just one rehearsal a week. Open to all walks of life ( you do not need to work for the Police!)

Jack Capstaff

Bmus (Hons)
Conductor | Composer