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1963 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 7, 1963

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Life Divine, Cyril Jenkins

Adjudicator(s):
Denis Wright, Walter Hargreaves & William Wood

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1FaireyL. Lamb17190
2Grimethorpe CollieryG. Thompson19 187
3Black Dyke MillsG. Whitham6185
4Carlton Main Frickley CollieryJ. Atherton4182
5Scottish CWSA. Mortimer16180
6LindleyP. Wadsworth12179
7GUSS. Boddington1-
8TemplemoreA.E. Bell5-
-Barrow ShipyardH. Sutcliffe20-
-Besses o' th' BarnF. Bryce14-
-Blackhall CollieryH. Strong11-
-Cammell LairdJ. Scott2-
-Creswell CollieryE. Woodhouse18-
-Crossley's CarpetsJ. Harrison22-
-Eccles BoroughE. Buttress15-
-Foden Motor WorksR. Mortimer3-
-HoggarthsJ. A. Hughes7-
-LutonA. Coupe10-
-Morris MotorsC. Edmunds8-
-Ransome & MarlesD. Masters9-
-SlaithwaiteR. Newsome13-
-Wingates TemperanceH. Parry21-
-Yorkshire ImperialA. Owenson23-

Prizes:

1st: £200 plus £2,000 Gold Trophy plus the Thomson Challenge Trophy.
2nd: £120 plus The Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £100
4th: £60
5th: £40
6th: £25

Each member of the winning band received engraved certificates.

The winning conductor received an engraved cigarette casket.

The Iles Medal was presented to William Wood.

Fairey completed a 'hat trick' of wins and were barred from the 1964 contest. 



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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.


Prof. Christopher Houlding

MMus, GGSM, LRAM
Conductor, Performer, Educator


               

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