2023 British Open Championships

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Test piece:
Sand and Stars, Thierry Deleruyelle

Dr Robert Childs, Dr Stephen Cobb, Stephen Roberts

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1 Foden's Russell Gray 15-
2 Valaisia Brass Arsene Duc4-
3 Tredegar Ian Porthouse14-
4 Grimethorpe Colliery Michael Bach 13-
5 Black Dyke Prof Nicholas J. Childs5-
6 Cory Philip Harper 9-
7 Brighouse & Rastrick Prof David King 2-
8 Flowers Paul Holland18-
9 Hammonds Morgan Griffiths1-
10 WFEL Fairey Philip Chalk12-
11 Whitburn Luc Vertommen17-
12 Aldbourne Ivan Meylemans11-
13 Desford Colliery Allan Withington 8-
14 the cooperation band David Morton 3-
15 Hepworth Ryan Watkins10-
16 Rothwell Temperance David Roberts6-
17 Leyland Thomas Wyss17-
18 Northop Silver Gareth Brindle8-

Stanley Wainwright Memorial Trophy: Gary Curtin, Foden's
Brian Evans Memorial Trophy for Best Soprano: Richard Poole, Foden's
The Geoffrey Whitham Memorial Trophy: Glenn van Looy, Solo Euphonium, Valaisia

*Foden's receives invitation to represent England at 2025 European Championships in Stavanger

Relegated to Grand Shield:Rothwell Temperance, Desford Colliery  

Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 24 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3

Boarshurst Silver Band - Canning City Brass and Boarshurst Silver Band

Sunday 26 May • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane, OL3 7EW OL3 7EW


Friday 7 June • St. Michaels Church. Duke street. Wigan WN1 2BJ

Bellshill Salvation Army Band - Guest Soloist Tom Hutchinson (The Cory Band)

Saturday 8 June • Uddington Old Parish Church, Old Glasgow Road Uddington. G71 7HF

Wotton-under-Edge Silver Band - Foden's Band

Sunday 23 June • Renishaw Innovation Centre,. New Mills, Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge,. Gloucestershire GL12 8JR

Mereside Brass

May 22 • MERESIDE BRASS (Rudheath,Northwich) are looking for a FRONT ROW CORNET & a 2nd EUPH to complete our line up. We are a friendly 4th Section band with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events and enjoy occasional contests. Come and give us a try!

Audley Brass

May 20 • Audley Brass are seeking a Principal Cornet player to lead the band into the First Section in 2025. The band have several fantastic events in the diary including the National Finals and no less than 6 of our epic beer festival sing-along nights.

Linthwaite Band

May 20 • We currently have a vacancy for either a 2nd Euphonium or 2nd Baritone, we have a busy varied list of engagements lined up for the summer, and are a friendly 4th section contesting band based just outside of Huddersfield, and welcome any new players.

Steve Pritchard-Jones

Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher


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