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2007 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 15, 2007

Venue:
Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Test piece:
Visions of Gerontius (Kenneth Downie)

Adjudicator(s):
Steven Mead, William Relton and Geoffrey Whitham

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1 Cory Dr. Robert Childs 16 -
2 Black Dyke Dr. Nicholas Childs 15 -
3 Foden's Richardson Garry Cutt 3 -
4 Desford Colliery Frans Violet 10 -
5 Grimethorpe Colliery Allan Withington 4 -
6 Whitburn Andrew Duncan 17 -
7 Fairey Band Philip Chalk 12 -
8 Hepworth (Cookson Homes) Mark Bentham 13 -
9 Rothwell Temperance David Roberts 1 -
10 YBS Band Richard Evans 18 -
11 Brighouse & Rastrick Alan Morrison 7 -
12 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Russell Gray 11 -
13 Reg Vardy Ray Farr 6 -
14 Scottish Co-op Allan Ramsay 5 -
15 Aveley & Newham Nigel Taken 9 -
16 Sellers International Phillip McCann 14 -
17 PolySteel Philip Harper 8 -
18 Kirkintilloch Nigel Boddice MBE 2 -

Prizes:

1st: £3,000 plus the British Open Challenge Trophy and the Belle Vue Challenge Cup.
2nd: £2,000 plus the Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £1,500 plus the Harry Mortimer Trophy.
4th: £1,000 plus the Edrich Siebert Memorial Trophy.
5th: £500 plus the John Gladney Trophy.
6th: £400 plus the William Rimmer Trophy.

The Iles Medal was awarded to both Dr Robert and Dr Nicholas Childs.

The Mortimer Medal was awarded to Gary Walzack.

The winning conductor, Dr Robert Childs was awarded the Mortimer Maestro Trophy.

The Best Soloist, Richard Marshall, solo cornet, Black Dyke, won the Stanley Wainwright Memorial Trophy plus £100.

Brian Evans Memorial Trophy: Peter Roberts, Black Dyke

Relegated Bands: Aveley and Newham, Reg Vardy
 



Contest: Lower Section National Finals

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Bodmin Town Band - Bodmin Town Band in concert

Friday 24 September • St Petroc's Church, Priory Road, Bodmin PL31 2DT


Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Central Band Brass Ensemble & Seraphim Consort

Thursday 30 September • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Regent Hall Concerts - Fulham Band

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Bollington Brass Band

September 16 • Looking for a new challenge? We are currently recruiting a Solo Cornet, E Flat Bass, Tuned and or Kit Percussionist. Friendly 1st section North West. Sensible contest and concert program throughout the year. Currently rehearsing Thursdays 8-10pm.


Chinnor Silver

September 15 • We are looking to strengthen the band and require PERCUSSION CORNET AND 2ND TROMBONE PLAYERS.. Rehearsals are on a wednesday in our own bandroom.. Good atmosphere in this ambitious friendly band so give us a call.. Concerts and contests planned


Ashton under Lyne Band

September 15 • SOPRANO CORNET: We are looking for a confident and competent player to join our experienced cornet bench. Rehearsals are on Monday nights 8-10pm and we have a sensible and good quality forthcoming concert and contest schedule.


Darren R. Hawken

PGdip, BMus(hons) PGCE, dipABRSM, LRSM
Conductor, Arranger, Teacher, Adjudicator, Band Trainer


               

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