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1976 British Open Championships

Saturday, September 4, 1976

Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
An Epic Symphony, Percy Fletcher

Sir Vivian Dunn, Eric Bravington & William Relton

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Black Dyke MillsP. Parkes2095
2Stanshawe (Bristol)W. Hargreaves2394
3Brighouse & RastrickM. Handford1493
4CoryB. Gay2292
5Grimethorpe CollieryB. Thompson2191
6Wingates TemperanceR. Evans1990
7Tredegar TownR. J. Childs1589
8Yorkshire ImperialT. Walmsley1188
9FaireyG. Thompson1087
10GUSG. Brand586
-Besses o' th' BarnI. James24-
-Burton (Newall)E. Woodhouse17-
-CWS (Manchester)D. Garside7-
-Carlton Main FrickleyA. Kenney9-
-City of CoventryR. Farr2-
-Coventry School of MusicL. Pepper18-
-Desford CollieryA. Chappell4-
-Ever ReadyG. Thompson16-
-Foden Motor WorksJ. Scott13-
-Hammonds SauceG. Whitham3-
-Patchogue PlymouthP. Kitson8-
-Ransome Hoffman & PollardD. Stephens12-
-TemplemoreJ. W. Birch6-
-Thoresby CollieryW. Lippeatt25-
-WoodfallsC. Bosanko15-


1st: £350 plus £2000 Guineas Gold Challenge Trophy.
2nd: £200 plus the Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £150
4th: £100
5th: £75
6th: £50

The youngest player on the day was awarded a miniature trophy.

Woodfalls, Ransome Hoffman & Pollard, Patchogue Plymouth and GUS were not invited to the 1977 contest.

The Iles Medal was awarded to Roy Newsome.

The winning conductor received an engraved silver gallery tray and goblets.

The winning solo cornet player received an engraved silver gallery tray.

The winning band secretary won an executive attache case.

The winning band also received £45 worth of mutes and £20 of music. 

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

Knaresborough Silver Band

March 19 • Knaresborough Silver Band are looking for percussion players to join them following their recent success in the Areas 3rd section gaining our 3rd Cheltenham invitation in the last 4 years. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings @ 7.30pm.

East Yorkshire Motor Services Brass Band

March 19 • The EYMS Band has an immediate vacancy for a first class Solo Euphonium Or Solo Baritone. With The Grand Shield on the horizon and a sensible concert schedule we are looking for a talented individual to join this experienced section.

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

Steve Pritchard-Jones

Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher