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1953 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 5, 1953

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Three Musketeers, George Hespe

Adjudicator(s):
Denis Wright, Harold Hind & George Hespe

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1National Band of New ZealandK. Smith14194
2Fairey AviationH. Mortimer15192
3Black Dyke MillsA. Mortimer7190
4CWS (Manchester)J. Atherton2189
5Foden Motor WorksH. Mortimer9185
6Munn & FeltonsS. Boddington18181
-Besses o' th' BarnW. Wood16-
-Carlton MainA. Mortimer6-
-Edge HillN. Jones12-
-HanwellG. Thompson8-
-Leyland MotorsH. Moss17-
-Prescot CablesJ. Capper1-
-Ransome & MarlesH. Mortimer3-
-Royston New MoncktonW. Foster3-
-Rushden TemperanceW. Scholes10-
-Wingates TemperanceJ. Eckersley11-
-Woolley CollieryL. Davies13-
-Yorkshire CopperworksA. H. Whitehead4-

Prizes:

1st: £150 plus £2,000 Gold Challenge Trophy plus the 'Sunday Chronicle' Trophy
2nd: £120 plus The Frank Parker Memorial Cup
3rd: £80
4th: £50
5th: £30
6th: £20

Members of the winning band received engraved certificates.

The test piece was specially composed for the contest.

The Iles Medal was awarded to Harry Mortimer. 



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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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