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1996 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 7, 1996

Venue:
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Test piece:
The Severn Suite, Sir Edward Elgar, arr. Bram Gray

Adjudicator(s):
Bram Gay, James Scott, John Wallace

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1MarpleG. Cutt22196
2TredegarN. Childs9194
3BNFL LeylandR. Evans13193
4Williams FaireyJ. Gourlay10192
5Britannia Building Society FodensP. McCann3190
6Yorkshire Building SocietyD. King19189
7Grimethorpe CollieryP. Parkes20-
8CWS GlasgowH. Snell15-
9WingatesG. Whitham8-
10StocksbridgeR. Newsome21-
11Sellers EngineeringA. Morrison2-
12Sun LifeS. Sykes12-
13Besses o' th' BarnD. Broadbent14-
14Black DykeJ. Watson1-
15Desford CollieryF. Renton16-
16Rigid Containers GUSJ. Berryman5-
17WhitburnC. Houlding7-
18Polypipe RossingtonJ. Hudson11-
19CoryM. White6-
20Brighouse and RastrickA. Withington18-
21William Davis ConstructionJ. Hudson17-
22Yorkshire ImperialA. Exley4-

Prizes:

1st: £2,500 plus the British Open Challenge Trophy and the Belle Vue Challenge Cup.
2nd: £2,000 plus the Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £1,500 plus the Harry Mortimer Trophy.
4th: £1,000 plus the Edrich Siebert Memorial Trophy.
5th: £500 plus the John Gladney Trophy.
6th: £400 plus the William Rimmer Trophy.

The Iles Medal was awarded to James Watson.

The Mortimer Medal was awarded to Leighton Rich.

The winning conductor, Garry Cutt received the Mortimer Maestro Trophy.

The Best Solist, Hele Fox, solo cornet, Marple, received the Stanley Wainwright Trophy plus £100.

The winning conductor, Garry Cutt was awarded the Mortimer Maestro Trophy.

Points were only awarded to the top six placed bands. The remaining bands were placed in order of merit.

Yorkshire Imperial and William Davis Construction were relegated. 



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.


Paul Andrews


Conductor, Band trainer, Adjudicator, Instrument Repairer - Brasstoff


               

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