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1986 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 6, 1986

Venue:
Free Trade Hall, Manchester

Test piece:
An Epic Symphony, Percy Fletcher, plus Fusions, Howard Blake

Adjudicator(s):
Bram Gay, David Read

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Black Dyke MillsP. Parkes15196
2Fairey EngineeringR. Newsome11195
3GUSB. Tovey16193
4Britannia Building Society FodenH. Snell7192
5Desford Colliery DowtyH. Snell17189
6Brighouse & RastrickA. Leaper4188
7Sun LifeC. Adey20187
-Besses o' th' BarnR. Farr6-
-British Aerospace WingatesJ. Scott19-
-CoryA. Kenney9-
-Ever ReadyE. Cunningham10-
-Grimethorpe CollieryG. Brand2-
-Jaguar Cars (City of Coventry)D. Wick3-
-Lewington YamahaD. Carr14-
-Leyland VehiclesR. Evans5-
-Point of Ayr (EIMCO)D. Stephens1-
-Solent ConcertW. Garner12-
-William Davis ConstructionK. Wilkinson8-
-WoodfallsD. Greenwood13-
-Yorkshire Imperial IMIJ. Pryce Jones18-

Prizes:

1st: £2,000 plus the British Open Gold Trophy.
2nd: £1,250 plus the Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £600 plus the Harry Mortimer Trophy.
4th: £400 plus the Edrich Siebert Memorial Trophy.
5th: £300
6th: £200

The Iles Medal was awarded to Richard Evans.

Only two adjudicators were used at the contest, the first time since 1957.

Woodfalls and Solent Concert were relegated.

The first two movements from "An Epic Symphony" Plus "Fusions" were used together. "Fusions" was cut in two places due to time constraints. 



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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