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1940 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 7, 1940

Venue:
King Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Clive of India, Joseph Holbrooke

Adjudicator(s):
Harold Hind & Alfred Ashpole

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Bickershaw CollieryW. Haydock-174
2Creswell CollieryH. Moss-171
3Brighouse & RastrickF. Berry-169
4ICI (Alkali)H. Mortimer-168
5City of CoventryG. Thompson-161
6Cadishead PublicW. Wood-159
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryA. E. Badrick--
-Crookhall Colliery---
-Grimethorpe CollieryW. Foster--
-Metropolitan Works---
-NelsonC. Smith--
-Pemberton OldS. M. Rowe--
-Platt's Moston CollieryJ. N. Fairhurst--
-Ransome & MarlesD. Aspinall--
-Sankey's Castle WorksF. Mortimer--

Prizes:

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

A Gold Medal 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 in a row, being awarded an individual Gold Medal.

After the last band played there was "a spectacular" Drumming Exhibition given by Mr R.H. Major of Coventry. 



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Bodmin Town Band - Bodmin Town Band in concert

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

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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.


Mike Sheppard

B.A. (Hons) Music
Composer, conductor, teacher, author


               

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