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1996 Spring Festival - Grand Shield

Saturday, May 11, 1996

Albert Hall, Bolton

Test piece:
Variations on a Ninth, Gilbert Vinter

John Berryman, Roy Newsome

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1WingatesN. Childs-194
2Polypipe RossingtonB. Hurdley-193
3RhodianG. O'Conner-192
4Parc and DareJ. Wise-191
5Northop SilverT. Wyss-190
6Stalybridge OldJ. Maines-189
7Woolley Pritchard SovereignD. Maplestone-188
8DodworthG. O' Connor-187
9FlowersP. Bailey-186
10FishburnI. Robinson-185
11Bedwas Trethomas & MachenS. Sykes-184
11Wallace Arnold (Rothwell)D. Blackledge-184
13British SteelD. Broadbent-182
14Carlton Main FrickleyJ. Davies-181
15Ever ReadyD. Hirst-180
16BodminH. Taylor-178
17S.W.T. WoodfallsM. White-176
18Rolls Royce (Coventry)D. Lea-174
19KirkintillochG. Whitham-172
20TraffordJ. Hudson-170
21Regent BrassP. Fensom-169
22Yorks Electricity DrighlingtonA. Whitaker-167

Wingates and Polypipe Rossington qualified for the 1996 British Open.


1st: £600 plus the Grand Shield.
2nd: £500 plus the Midland Music Trophy.
3rd: £300
4th: £200  

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

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

St Albans City Band

March 19 • Time for a change after the Areas? Or do you just fancy another blow each week? We are a friendly community band looking for new players to join our group. All welcome but especially cornet, horn, Eb / Bb Bass and Percussion.

Friary Guildford Brass Band

March 19 • The L&SC Champions are looking for a committed Bb bass player to join our team.. . We have a busy, but sensible schedule of concerts and contests including the Grand Shield and National Finals.

James McLeod

BMus (hons)
Euphonium Soloist, Teacher and Conductor