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1986 British Open Championships

Saturday, September 6, 1986

Free Trade Hall, Manchester

Test piece:
An Epic Symphony, Percy Fletcher, plus Fusions, Howard Blake

Bram Gay, David Read

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Black Dyke MillsP. Parkes15196
2Fairey EngineeringR. Newsome11195
3GUSB. Tovey16193
4Britannia Building Society FodenH. Snell7192
5Desford Colliery DowtyH. Snell17189
6Brighouse & RastrickA. Leaper4188
7Sun LifeC. Adey20187
-Besses o' th' BarnR. Farr6-
-British Aerospace WingatesJ. Scott19-
-CoryA. Kenney9-
-Ever ReadyE. Cunningham10-
-Grimethorpe CollieryG. Brand2-
-Jaguar Cars (City of Coventry)D. Wick3-
-Lewington YamahaD. Carr14-
-Leyland VehiclesR. Evans5-
-Point of Ayr (EIMCO)D. Stephens1-
-Solent ConcertW. Garner12-
-William Davis ConstructionK. Wilkinson8-
-WoodfallsD. Greenwood13-
-Yorkshire Imperial IMIJ. Pryce Jones18-


1st: £2,000 plus the British Open Gold Trophy.
2nd: £1,250 plus the Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £600 plus the Harry Mortimer Trophy.
4th: £400 plus the Edrich Siebert Memorial Trophy.
5th: £300
6th: £200

The Iles Medal was awarded to Richard Evans.

Only two adjudicators were used at the contest, the first time since 1957.

Woodfalls and Solent Concert were relegated.

The first two movements from "An Epic Symphony" Plus "Fusions" were used together. "Fusions" was cut in two places due to time constraints. 

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!)

Stuart Black

BA (Hons) Music
Conductor, Teacher, Flugel soloist