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1975 British Open Championships

Saturday, September 6, 1975

Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Fireworks, Elgar Howarth

William Relton, Roy Newsome & Elgar Howarth

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Wingates TemperanceR. Evans22193
2FaireyK. Dennison14191
3Yorkshire ImperialT. Walmsley3190
4CoryA. Kenney17189
5Skellerup Woolston (NZ)M. Waters6188
6StanshaweW. Hargreaves5186
-Besses o' th' BarnI. James13-
-Brighouse & RastrickJ. Scott9-
-Burton (Newall)E. Woodhouse4-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryR. Oughton19-
-City of CoventryA. Chappell7-
-Coventry School of MusicL. Pepper10-
-Desford CollieryR. Mandell2-
-Ever ReadyE. Cunningham1-
-Hammonds Sauce WorksG. Whitham12-
-LindleyJ. Harrison16-
-Morris ConcertW. Rees15-
-Patchogue PlymouthP. Kitson11-
-Ransome Hoffman & PollardG. Tomlinson21-
-TemplemoreJ. W. Birch8-
-Thoresby CollieryW. Lippeatt18-
-Whitburn BurghD. Broadbent20-
-WoodfallsC. Bosanko23-


1st: £250 plus £2,000 Gold Challenge Trophy.
2nd: £150 plus The Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £120
4th: £65
5th: £45
6th: £30

Each member of the winning band received engraved certificates.

The Iles Medal was not awarded at the contest but was awarded at an earlier date to Col. Bernard Adams.

Skellerup Woolston from New Zealand were invited to compete at the 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!)

Dave Collins

BA (Hons) (Dunelm) I, FSCO
Composer and Arranger