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1978 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 9, 1978

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Benvenuto Cellini, H. Berlioz, arr. F. Wright

Adjudicator(s):
Sir Vivian Dunn, E. Bravington & S. Boddington

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Brighouse & RastrickG. Brand14192
2Black Dyke MillsP. Parkes11190
3Ransome Hoffman & PollardS. Shimwell8189
4Yorkshire ImperialD. Carr15188
5City of CoventryK. Dennison13187
6Fairey EngineeringW. Hargreaves17186
-Besses o' th' BarnR. Newsome7-
-CWS (Manchester)T. Walmsley19-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryD. James3-
-CoryD. Stephens5-
-Desford CollieryH. Snell10-
-Ever ReadyG. Brand16-
-Foden Motor WorksJ. Scott4-
-Grimethorpe CollieryA. Randall2-
-Hammonds SauceG. Whitham18-
-RatbyB. Anderson6-
-Sun LifeR. Newsome20-
-Tredegar TownD. Thomas9-
-William Davis ConstructionJ. Berryman12-
-Wingates TemperanceD. Loukes1-

Prizes:

1st: £500 plus £2000 Guineas Gold Challenge Trophy.
2nd: £300 plus the Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £200
4th: £150
5th: £100
6th: £75

The youngest solo trombone player in the top six bands received a King trombone.

The youngest solo cornet player in the top six bands received a Sovereign cornet.

The Iles Medal was awarded to Kenneth Dennison.

Tredegar and Ratby were not invited to the 1979 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.


Mike Sheppard

B.A. (Hons) Music
Composer, conductor, teacher, author


               

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