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1973 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 1, 1973

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
The Accursed Huntsman (Cesar Franck, arr. E. Siebert)

Adjudicator(s):
Eric Ball, James Howe & Enoch Jackson

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Black Dyke MillsRoy Newsome15197
2Grimethorpe CollieryElgar Howarth12195
3Brighouse & RastrickJames Scott5193
4Yorkshire ImperialTrevor Walmsley9192
5Hammonds Sauce WorksGeoffrey Whitham21191
6StanshaweWalter Hargreaves19190
7Carlton Main Frickley CollieryRobert Oughton8-
8City of CoventryAlbert Chappell1-
9CWS (Manchester)Derek Garside6-
10CoryArthur Kenney11-
-Desford CollieryE. Woodhouse14-
-Ever ReadyE. Cunningham20-
-Foden Motor WorksR. Mortimer2-
-HanwellA. Birchall4-
-Morris ConcertW. Rees13-
-Patchogue PlymouthC. Peacock7-
-Ransome Hoffman & PollardD. Masters3-
-TemplemoreW. Hylands18-
-Thoresby CollieryW. Lippeatt10-
-Whitburn BurghG. Bragg16-
-Wingates TemperanceE. Howarth17-

Prizes:

1st: '200 plus '2,000 Gold Challenge Trophy.
2nd: '125 plus The Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: '100
4th: '60
5th: '40
6th: '25

Each member of the winning band received engraved certificates.

The Iles Medal was awarded to Trevor Walmsley D.F.C.

The W.D. and H.O. Wills was no longer presented to the winning band. 



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


Ellenbrook and Boothstown Brass Band

September 19 • Conductor Required. A small, non-contest S Mancs. band restarting after the recent long break looking for a conductor to replace ours who no longer has time. Also vacancies for a drummer and Bb Bass. Any other players also welcome. Rehearse Mon & Weds.


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


Julian Bright


Conductor, Compere/MC, Cornet Soloist


               

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