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1961 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 16, 1961

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Main Street, Eric Ball

Adjudicator(s):
Walter Hargreaves, T. J. Powell & Eric Ball

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1FaireyL. Lamb20197
2Wingates TemperanceH. Parry10194
3Grimethorpe CollieryG. Thompson19192
4Brighouse & RastrickA. Mortimer14192
5Ransome & MarlesG. Hespe6186
6CWS (Manchester)A. Mortimer18186
-Agnes StreetE. Ruddock3-
-Besses o' th' BarnW. Wood3-
-Blackhall CollieryH. Strong1-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryJ. Atherton15-
-Eccles BoroughE. C. Buttress2-
-Edge HillW. H. Yates4-
-HoggarthsJ. A. Hughes16-
-Jaguar CarsH. Heyes5-
-John Thompson WorksB. Gray13-
-Leyland MotorsH. Oakes17-
-LutonW. Scholes12-
-Rushden TemperanceW. A. Scholes8-
-TemplemoreA. E. Ball9-
-Yorkshire Imperial MetalsG. Hespe7-

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 George Hespe.

Morris Motors were listed in the programme but did not compete. 



Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


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


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.


Mark Wilkinson


Cornet Soloist, Teacher, Adjudicator, Conductor


               

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