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1939 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 30, 1939

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
A Downland Suite, John Ireland

Adjudicator(s):
James Brier & Fred Bonelli

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Wingates TemperanceW. Wood4192
2NelsonC. Smith7182
3Brighouse & RastrickN. Thorpe3158
4Bickershaw CollieryW. Haydock1156
5Black Dyke MillsW. Halliwell9154
6Cadishead PublicW. Wood8150
-BaxendalesF. Mortimer6-
-Fairey AviationF. Mortimer2-
-Yorkshire CopperworksW. Halliwell5-

Prizes:

1st: £50 plus £2000 Gold Trophy plus "Sunday Chronicle" Trophy
2nd: £20
3rd: £15
4th: £10
5th: £5

A Gold Meadal valued at 2 Guineas was presented to each prize winning band, with every member of such a band winning the First Prize for three years being awarded an individual Gold Medal.

The test piece was cut for the contest in the Prelude and Minuet sections.

The winning band performed a short concert after the presentation of prizes that included a selection of their own choice plus a hymn tune.  



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


Regent Hall Concerts - Bone-afide Trombone Quartet

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


Lindley Band

September 21 • SOLO HORN required in our friendly First Section band which enjoys a balanced mix of concerts and contests. We are located just 1 mile from M62 Jcn 24. Post Code HD3 3JE Rehearsals are Monday and Wednesday evenings 8.00 to 10.00pm.


Greenfield Brass Band

September 21 • We are looking for an MD to take the band forward into 2022 and beyond. We have a varied selection of concerts and contests in the diary including a trip to play at the Menin Gate in August 2022.. We currently rehearse Monday & Thursday (8pm-10pm)


Kippax Band

September 21 • Kippax Band have a vacancy for front row cornet players and percussionist. Fresh from the national finals and newly promoted to the 2nd section in the Yorkshire area. The band are keen to push on next year after the enforced layoff.


Derek Renshaw

ABBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.


               

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