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1979 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 8, 1979

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Le Carnival Romain, H. Berlioz, arr. F. Wright

Adjudicator(s):
William Relton, Albert Chappell & Eric Weatherell

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Fairey EngineeringW. Hargreaves12197
2Desford CollieryH. Snell21196
3Grimethorpe CollieryE. Howarth10195
4Black Dyke MillsP. Parkes9194
5Besses o' th' BarnR. Newsome4193
6Yorkshire ImperialD. Carr22192
7William Davis ConstructionJ. Berryman16-
8Brighouse & RastrickG. Brand3-
-CWS (Manchester)F. Renton15-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryD. James17-
-City of CoventryK. Dennison14-
-CoryD. Stephens6-
-Ever ReadyT. Walmsley19-
-Foden Motor WorksD. Gartside11-
-GUSK. Wilkinson7-
-Hammonds SauceG. Whitham18-
-Ransome Hoffman & PollardS. Shimwell13-
-Rochdale WilsonsD. Loukes2-
-Sun Life StanshaweR. Newsome5-
-TemplemoreJ. W. Birch8-
-Webb Ivory (Newhall)E. Woodhouse20-
-Wingates TemperanceD. Wilby1-

Prizes:

1st: £650 plus £2000 Guineas Gold Challenge Trophy.
2nd: £450 plus the Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £300
4th: £200
5th: £150
6th: £100

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

The youngest flugel horn player in the top six bands received a Sovereign Flugel horn.

The Iles Medal was awarded to Geoffrey Whitham.

No bands lost their place at the contest for 1980. 



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.


Phillip Littlemore

GGSM, AoBBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator, Arranger, Teacher and Publisher


               

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