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1958 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 6, 1958

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Sunset Rhapsody, Eric Ball

Adjudicator(s):
Denis Wright, Harry Heyes & Tom Powell

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Carlton Main Frickley CollieryJ. Atherton8-
2Besses o' th' BarnW. Wood13-
3Black Dyke MillsG. Willcocks16-
4Foden Motor WorksR. Mortimer17-
5Morris MotorsS. Boddington3-
6Creswell CollieryG. Thompson14-
-Edge HillW. Yates10-
-Grimethorpe CollieryG. Thompson15-
-Irwell SpringsH. Cheshire12-
-Lewis MerthyrO. D. Jones5-
-Leyland MotorsH. Oakes6-
-Prescot CablesJ. Capper9-
-Ransome & MarlesG. Hespe7-
-Rushden TemperanceW. Scholes11-
-Scottish Gas BoardD. M. Macbrayne2-
-TemplemoreA. E. Bell4-
-Vickers Armstrong (Barrow Shipyard)H. Sutcliffe1-

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 T.J. Powell.

The contest was split into two rounds. After all the bands performed, the top six in merit played a second time before the final placings were announced. In the second round Fodens played first, followed by Black Dyke Mills, Besses o' th' Barn, Morris Motors, Carlton Main Frickley Colliery and Creswell Colliey. 



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.


Julian Bright


Conductor, Compere/MC, Cornet Soloist


               

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