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1976 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 4, 1976

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
An Epic Symphony, Percy Fletcher

Adjudicator(s):
Sir Vivian Dunn, Eric Bravington & William Relton

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Black Dyke MillsP. Parkes2095
2Stanshawe (Bristol)W. Hargreaves2394
3Brighouse & RastrickM. Handford1493
4CoryB. Gay2292
5Grimethorpe CollieryB. Thompson2191
6Wingates TemperanceR. Evans1990
7Tredegar TownR. J. Childs1589
8Yorkshire ImperialT. Walmsley1188
9FaireyG. Thompson1087
10GUSG. Brand586
-Besses o' th' BarnI. James24-
-Burton (Newall)E. Woodhouse17-
-CWS (Manchester)D. Garside7-
-Carlton Main FrickleyA. Kenney9-
-City of CoventryR. Farr2-
-Coventry School of MusicL. Pepper18-
-Desford CollieryA. Chappell4-
-Ever ReadyG. Thompson16-
-Foden Motor WorksJ. Scott13-
-Hammonds SauceG. Whitham3-
-Patchogue PlymouthP. Kitson8-
-Ransome Hoffman & PollardD. Stephens12-
-TemplemoreJ. W. Birch6-
-Thoresby CollieryW. Lippeatt25-
-WoodfallsC. Bosanko15-

Prizes:

1st: '350 plus '2000 Guineas Gold Challenge Trophy.
2nd: '200 plus the Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: '150
4th: '100
5th: '75
6th: '50

The youngest player on the day was awarded a miniature trophy.

Woodfalls, Ransome Hoffman & Pollard, Patchogue Plymouth and GUS were not invited to the 1977 contest.

The Iles Medal was awarded to Roy Newsome.

The winning conductor received an engraved silver gallery tray and goblets.

The winning solo cornet player received an engraved silver gallery tray.

The winning band secretary won an executive attache case.

The winning band also received '45 worth of mutes and '20 of music. 



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.


Phil Lawrence

ARCM PGRNCM MFTCL ARCM B.Mus.
Composer and conductor


               

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