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2012 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 1, 2012

Venue:
Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Test piece:
Electra (Dr Martin Ellerby)

Adjudicator(s):
Derek Broadbent, Stephen Roberts, Steve Sykes

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1 Foden's Allan Withington 9 -
2 Black Dyke Dr. Nicholas Childs 10 -
3 Cory Philip Harper 13 -
4 Grimethorpe Colliery Garry Cutt 17 -
5 Brighouse & Rastrick Prof. David King 5 -
6 Leyland Michael Bach 11 -
7 Co-operative Funeralcare Allan Ramsay 4 -
8 Virtuosi GUS John Berryman 7 -
9 Desford Colliery Nigel Seaman 8 -
10 Fairey (Geneva) Russell Gray 16 -
11 Hepworth Michael Fowles 6 -
12 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Phillip McCann 15 -
13 Seindorf Beaumaris Gwyn M Evans 1 -
14 Kirkintilloch Paul Holland 14 -
15 Tredegar Ian Porthouse 12 -
16 Reg Vardy Ray Farr 3 -
17 Rothwell Temperance David Roberts 2 -

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 Stan Kitchen.

The Mortimer Medal was awarded to Mark Bousie.

The winning conductor, Allan Withington was awarded the Mortimer Maestro Trophy.

The Best Soloist, Stuart Lingard, Principal Cornet, Brighouse & Rastrick, won the Stanley Wainwright Memorial Trophy plus £100.
Brian Evans Memorial Trophy: Steve Stewart, Cory plus £100.
The Geoffrey Whitham Memorial Trophy for Best Euphonium: Glyn Williams, Foden's plus £100.

Relegated Bands: Kirkintilloch, Rothwell Temperance 



Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

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


Contest: Youth Brass in Concert

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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