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1957 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 7, 1957

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Carnival, Helen Perkin

Adjudicator(s):
Frank Wright, Harold Hind

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Black Dyke MillsG. Willcocks15193
2Carlton Main Frickley CollieryJ. Atherton14191
3Foden Motor WorksR. Mortimer7189
4Besses o' th' BarnW. Wood12188
5Rushden TemperanceW. Scholes6187
6Fairey AviationH. Mortimer16186
-Barrow ShipyardH. Sutcliffe8-
-Edge HillW. Yates3-
-Ferodo WorksG. Hespe9-
-Grimethorpe CollieryG. Thompson2-
-Leyland MotorsH. Moss10-
-Munn & FeltonsH. Mortimer1-
-Prescot CablesJ. Capper13-
-Ransome & MarlesE. Ball5-
-Sankey's Castle WorksT. F. Francis11-
-Wingates TemperanceH. Parry4-

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 Frank Wright. 



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

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Regent Hall Concerts - Fulham Band

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Regent Hall Concerts - Bone-afide Trombone Quartet

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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.


John Durrant

MA LLCM TD CertEd (Dist)
Conductor, Band Trainer, Composer, Trumpet and Cornet Soloist, Arranger, Adjudicator


               

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