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1955 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 3, 1955

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Sinfonietta for Brass Band, Erik Leidzen

Adjudicator(s):
W. Hargreaves, D. Wright & E. Leidzen

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Ferodo WorksG.Hespe9190
2John White FootwearG. Thompson10186
3CWS (Manchester)A. Mortimer6184
4Ransome & MarlesE. Ball3182
5YEWCOA. Lunn15178
6Rushden TemperatureW. Scholes7170
-Barrow ShipyardH. Sutcliffe5-
-Besses o' th' BarnW. Wood4-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryJ. Atherton1-
-Clayton AnilineE. Buttress12-
-CoryE. S. Brown16-
-Edge HillW. Yates13-
-Leyland MotorsH. Moss8-
-Markham MainE. Griffiths2-
-Wingates TemperanceH. Parry11-
-Yorkshire CopperworksW. Wood14-

Prizes:

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

Each member of the winning band received engraved certificates.

The test piece was specially composed for the contest.

The Iles Medal was presented to Stanley Boddington. 



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.


Chris Wormald

B.Mus (Hons), LTCL, PGCE
Conductor, adjudicator, arranger


               

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