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2015 British Open Championship — Images from Birmingham

Images from the 2015 British Open Championship from Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Photos by Ian Clowes.

2015 British Open Championship at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham Compere David Hayward:  2015 British Open Championship at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham British Open Gold Challenge Trophy British Open Trophies The Draw in progress 1. Grimethorpe Colliery (Dr Robert Childs) Dr Robert Childs with the Mortimer Maestro Trophy BBC Presenter Frank Renton congratulates Dr Robert Childs 1. Grimethorpe Colliery (Dr Robert Childs) Grimethorpe Colliery: Prinicipal Euphonium - Michael Dodd Grimethorpe Colliery MD Dr.Robert Childs prior to the performance 1. Grimethorpe Colliery (Dr Robert Childs) Dr Robert Childs and family enjoy the moment 2. Brighouse & Rastrick (Prof. David King) Brighouse and Rastrick MD - Professor David King at the stage door of THSH 3. Cory (Philip Harper) 3. Cory (Philip Harper)-02 3. Cory - Flugel: Helen Williams checks in with the registration team 3. Cory - A light-hearted moment with the percussion team before they take to the stage 4. Leyland (Thomas Wyss) MD Thomas Wyss at the stage door of THSH 'I'm reviewing the timpgate situation' - Leyland John Doyle 5. Fodens (Allan Withington) Fodens - Principal Euphonium - David Thornton 5. Fodens conductor Allan Withington takes in the atmosphere of THSH Tuning the castanets? Fodens percussion section prepare for the stage 6. Black Dyke (Prof. Nicholas Childs) 6. Black Dyke (Prof. Nicholas Childs) (2) Black Dyke percussion team getting ready to play 7. Tredegar (Ian Porthouse) 7. Tredegar percussion team on stage at the start of the day 7. Tredegar (Ian Porthouse) at the stage door of THSH 8. Brass Band Burgermusik Luzern (Michael Bach) Michael Bach at THSH as he prepares to take Brass Band Burgermusik Luzern Michael Bach stage gear for THSH Brass Band Burgermusik Luzern (Michael Bach) take the applause at the end of the contest 9. Co-operative Funeralcare Band. Conductor Allan Ramsay at the stage door of THSH before the performance 10. Flowers MD Paul Holland waits in the wings before the performance 11. Fairey MD Garry Cutt takes the stage 12. Rothwell Temperance (David Roberts) Rothwell Temperance Conductor: David Roberts meets BBC 'Listen to the Band' presenter Frank Renton 13. Milnrow MD: (Mark Bentham) 14. Desford Colliery MD: Tom Davoren makes his way to the dressing rooms 15. Hammonds Saltaire conductor Morgan Griffiths at the stage door in THSH 16. Woodfalls MD - Erik Janssen together with Soprano Cornet Paul Duffy backstage 17. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery (Phillip McCann) 17. Carlton Main Frickley Colliery (Phillip McCann) Principal Cornet: Kirsty Abbotts warms up before taking the stage 18. Kirkintilloch - Conductor: Russell Gray at the stage door of THSH Damage to 26" Timp damage that delayed events Milnrow save day with replacement timp Score Cover: Test Piece: 'Reflections on Swan Lake' - Stephen Roberts Ray Payne providing the assistance and percussion expertise on stage Adjudicators: Bass Trombonist of Halle Orchestra, Adrian Morris, Derek Broadbent, and  Stephen Roberts. Mortimer Medal Award - Prof. Nicholas Childs congratulates winner Lee Rigg 2015 British Open Championship at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham Winning-Banner


Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE


Enfield Citadel Band -

Saturday 25 November • The Salvation Army. 42 Clarence Road. Southend. SS1 1AN SS1 1AN


Newstead Brass -

Saturday 25 November • John Godber Centre. Ogle Street. Hucknall. Nottingham NG15 7FQ


Strata Brass

November 24 • Bb BASS. The band are currently preparing for Butlins/Area Contests (1st Section). MD Jonathan Bates (Solo Horn - Fodens Band). Rehearsals SUN/WED,bandroom 5 mins from J35/36 M1 (Hoyland)


Olney Brass

November 23 • 2nd Trombones, look no further. We are looking for a 2nd trombone to join our band. We are an ambitious 3rd section band with a new MD, winning the ODBBA winter contest 2017. Any other instruments, we would be interested to talk, please get in touch.


The Corsham Band

November 23 • With promotion to the 2nd Section from January 2018 the band are now looking to fill a couple of vacancies. One back row cornet (2nd or 3rd) plus an EEb Bass.


Sandy Smith


Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger