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1959 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 5, 1959

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
The Undaunted, Eric Ball

Adjudicator(s):
Frank Wright, Harold Hind & Eric Ball

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Besses o' th' BarnW. Wood13-
2Carlton Main Frickley CollieryJ. Atherton16-
3Morris MotorsS. Boddington8-
4Fairey AviationL. Lamb2-
5Templemore A.E. Bell14-
6Brighouse & RastrickT. Walmsley3-
-Agnes StreetE. Ruddock 11-
-Blackhall CollieryW. F. Buckley9-
-Eccles BoroughE. Buttress15-
-Edge HillW. H. Yates10-
-Foden Motor WorksR. Mortimer4-
-Grimethorpe CollieryG. Thompson6-
-John Thompson WorksB. Gay12-
-Leyland MotorsH. Oakes1-
-Rushden TemperanceW. Scholes5-
-Wingates TemperanceH. Parry7-

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 Alex Mortimer. 



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

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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.


Jack Capstaff

Bmus (Hons)
Conductor | Composer


               

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