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1943 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 4, 1943

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Themes from Symphony No. 5, Beethoven arranged Denis Wright

Adjudicator(s):
Herbert Bennett, Henry Geehl

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Bickershaw CollieryW. Haydock17194
2Fairey AviationH. Mortimer20192
3Creswell CollieryH. Moss19190
4Brighouse & RastrickH. Mortimer16187
5Barrow ShipyardH. Sutcliffe6182
6Yorkshire CopperworksN. Sidebottom14180
-CWS (Manchester)A. Rayner21-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryA. E. Bodrick1-
-Chopwell CollieryH. Mileman10-
-City of CoventryH. Heyes3-
-CoryR. Little12-
-Crookhall CollieryJ. Stobbs18-
-Gawthorpe VictoriaH. Kemp2-
-Grimethorpe CollieryG. Thompson7-
-Halifax Home GuardT. Casson5 -
-Harton CollieryJ. Atherton9-
-Horwich OldA. Hazelhurst11-
-ICI (Alkali)F. Mortimer8-
-North SeatonJ. Foulds13-
-Parkhead Forge (Glasgow)G. Hawkins15-
-Sankey's Castle WorksC. Yorath4-

Tom Eastwood was appointed referee.

Prizes:

1st: £50 plus £2000 Gold Trophy plus the "Sunday Chronicle" Trophy
2nd: £20
3rd: £12
4th: £8
5th: £6
6th: £4

The winning band performed a short concert after the presentation of the prizes, as well as a broadcast on the BBC on 5th September.  



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.


Stuart Black

BA (Hons) Music
Conductor, Teacher, Flugel soloist


               

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