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1979 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 8, 1979

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Le Carnival Romain, H. Berlioz, arr. F. Wright

Adjudicator(s):
William Relton, Albert Chappell & Eric Weatherell

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Fairey EngineeringW. Hargreaves12197
2Desford CollieryH. Snell21196
3Grimethorpe CollieryE. Howarth10195
4Black Dyke MillsP. Parkes9194
5Besses o' th' BarnR. Newsome4193
6Yorkshire ImperialD. Carr22192
7William Davis ConstructionJ. Berryman16-
8Brighouse & RastrickG. Brand3-
-CWS (Manchester)F. Renton15-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryD. James17-
-City of CoventryK. Dennison14-
-CoryD. Stephens6-
-Ever ReadyT. Walmsley19-
-Foden Motor WorksD. Gartside11-
-GUSK. Wilkinson7-
-Hammonds SauceG. Whitham18-
-Ransome Hoffman & PollardS. Shimwell13-
-Rochdale WilsonsD. Loukes2-
-Sun Life StanshaweR. Newsome5-
-TemplemoreJ. W. Birch8-
-Webb Ivory (Newhall)E. Woodhouse20-
-Wingates TemperanceD. Wilby1-

Prizes:

1st: £650 plus £2000 Guineas Gold Challenge Trophy.
2nd: £450 plus the Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £300
4th: £200
5th: £150
6th: £100

The youngest solo cornet player in the top six bands received a Sovereign cornet.

The youngest flugel horn player in the top six bands received a Sovereign Flugel horn.

The Iles Medal was awarded to Geoffrey Whitham.

No bands lost their place at the contest for 1980. 



Foden's Band - Morley Town Hall

Saturday 18 November • Queen Street, Morley LS27 9DY


Contest: Brass in Concert

Saturday 18 November • Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead NE28 2JR


Rushden Town Band -

Saturday 18 November • Park Rd Baptist Church, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 0RW


Walsall Brass Band - Willenhall Singers

Saturday 18 November • Sneyd Communnity Centre, Vernon Way, Bloxwich, Walsall. WS3 2PA


Black Dyke Band - Waterford, Ireland

Saturday 18 November • Carriganore Arena, Waterford Institute of Technology Sports Campus tbc


Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.


Glossop Old Band

November 17 • SOLO TROMBONE. The Glossop Old Band Welcomes applications for the Solo Trombone Chair. The Band will be competing in the First Section as of 2018 and are looking to continue its progression back to the top levels of performance


East London Brass

November 17 • Champ band under their INSPIRATIONAL MD Jayne Murrill are looking for a top quality BASS TROMBONE player to join our team. Lots of exciting projects (concerts and contests) lined up in the next 2 years.


Duncan A. Beckley

BA, QTS, LTCL, FTCL, ARCM
Conductor, adjudicator, band trainer and teacher