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1975 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 6, 1975

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Fireworks, Elgar Howarth

Adjudicator(s):
William Relton, Roy Newsome & Elgar Howarth

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Wingates TemperanceR. Evans22193
2FaireyK. Dennison14191
3Yorkshire ImperialT. Walmsley3190
4CoryA. Kenney17189
5Skellerup Woolston (NZ)M. Waters6188
6StanshaweW. Hargreaves5186
-Besses o' th' BarnI. James13-
-Brighouse & RastrickJ. Scott9-
-Burton (Newall)E. Woodhouse4-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryR. Oughton19-
-City of CoventryA. Chappell7-
-Coventry School of MusicL. Pepper10-
-Desford CollieryR. Mandell2-
-Ever ReadyE. Cunningham1-
-Hammonds Sauce WorksG. Whitham12-
-LindleyJ. Harrison16-
-Morris ConcertW. Rees15-
-Patchogue PlymouthP. Kitson11-
-Ransome Hoffman & PollardG. Tomlinson21-
-TemplemoreJ. W. Birch8-
-Thoresby CollieryW. Lippeatt18-
-Whitburn BurghD. Broadbent20-
-WoodfallsC. Bosanko23-

Prizes:

1st: £250 plus £2,000 Gold Challenge Trophy.
2nd: £150 plus The Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £120
4th: £65
5th: £45
6th: £30

Each member of the winning band received engraved certificates.

The Iles Medal was not awarded at the contest but was awarded at an earlier date to Col. Bernard Adams.

Skellerup Woolston from New Zealand were invited to compete at the contest. 



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.


James McLeod

BMus (hons)
Euphonium Soloist, Teacher and Conductor


               

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