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2008 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 13, 2008

Venue:
Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Test piece:
Rococo Variations (Prof. Edward Gregson)

Adjudicator(s):
Dr Michael Ball, Major Peter Parkes and David Read

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1 Foden's Richardson Garry Cutt 10 -
2 Grimethorpe Colliery Allan Withington 6 -
3 Cory Dr. Robert Childs 11 -
4 Leyland Jason Katsikaris 4 -
5 Kirkintilloch Selmer Simonsen 15 -
6 Black Dyke Dr. Nicholas Childs 1 -
7 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Russell Gray 12 -
8 Brighouse & Rastrick Alan Morrison 16 -
9 Hepworth (Cookson Homes) Ian Porthouse 17 -
10 Whitburn Steven Mead 9 -
11 Scottish Co-op Andrew Duncan 13 -
12 Flowers David Hirst 14 -
13 BTM Nigel Boddice 7 -
14 Desford Colliery Nigel Seaman 3 -
15 Fairey Philip Chalk 8 -
16 YBS Band Morgan Griffiths 5 -
17 Rothwell Temperance David Roberts 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 Peter Roberts.

The Mortimer Medal was awarded to Alan Pope.

The winning conductor, Garry Cutt was awarded the Mortimer Maestro Trophy.

The Best Soloist, Glyn Williams, euphonium, Fodens Richardson, won the Stanley Wainwright Memorial Trophy plus £100.

Brian Evans Memorial Trophy: Kevin Crockford, Grimethorpe

Relegated Bands: Flowers, Rothwell Temperance 



Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


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.


Phillip Littlemore

GGSM, AoBBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator, Arranger, Teacher and Publisher


               

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