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2008 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 13, 2008

Venue:
Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Test piece:
Rococo Variations (Prof. Edward Gregson)

Adjudicator(s):
Dr Michael Ball, Major Peter Parkes and David Read

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1 Foden's Richardson Garry Cutt 10 -
2 Grimethorpe Colliery Allan Withington 6 -
3 Cory Dr. Robert Childs 11 -
4 Leyland Jason Katsikaris 4 -
5 Kirkintilloch Selmer Simonsen 15 -
6 Black Dyke Dr. Nicholas Childs 1 -
7 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Russell Gray 12 -
8 Brighouse & Rastrick Alan Morrison 16 -
9 Hepworth (Cookson Homes) Ian Porthouse 17 -
10 Whitburn Steven Mead 9 -
11 Scottish Co-op Andrew Duncan 13 -
12 Flowers David Hirst 14 -
13 BTM Nigel Boddice 7 -
14 Desford Colliery Nigel Seaman 3 -
15 Fairey Philip Chalk 8 -
16 YBS Band Morgan Griffiths 5 -
17 Rothwell Temperance David Roberts 2 -

Prizes:

1st: £3,000 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 Peter Roberts.

The Mortimer Medal was awarded to Alan Pope.

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

The Best Soloist, Glyn Williams, euphonium, Fodens Richardson, won the Stanley Wainwright Memorial Trophy plus £100.

Brian Evans Memorial Trophy: Kevin Crockford, Grimethorpe

Relegated Bands: Flowers, Rothwell Temperance 



Contest: 168th British Open

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Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


Contest: National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain

Saturday 2 October • Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP


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Saturday 20 November • St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR


Essex Police Band

May 11 • Percussionist required. Preferably with experience playing in Brass Band, Wind Band or Orchestra. We do not contest but play to a good standard and play a variety of contempory and historical music.


Essex Police Band

May 11 • Musical Director required. We are a friendly band, based in Chelmsford Essex with a core of competent players and perform at a variety of events across Essex and in surrounding areas. We rehearse every Wednesday evening at Police HQ Chelmsford


St Dennis Band

May 10 • The St Dennis Band - Cornwall (Championship Section/Grand Shield) invites expressions of interest for the position of PRINCIPAL CORNET. Based in Mid Cornwall and just 5 minutes off the A30, the band rehearses every Monday and Thursday at 19:45.


Martin Heartfield

GGSM, ARCM, PGCE
Conductor, Adjudicator, Educationalist


               

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