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1939 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 30, 1939

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
A Downland Suite, John Ireland

Adjudicator(s):
James Brier & Fred Bonelli

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Wingates TemperanceW. Wood4192
2NelsonC. Smith7182
3Brighouse & RastrickN. Thorpe3158
4Bickershaw CollieryW. Haydock1156
5Black Dyke MillsW. Halliwell9154
6Cadishead PublicW. Wood8150
-BaxendalesF. Mortimer6-
-Fairey AviationF. Mortimer2-
-Yorkshire CopperworksW. Halliwell5-

Prizes:

1st: £50 plus £2000 Gold Trophy plus "Sunday Chronicle" Trophy
2nd: £20
3rd: £15
4th: £10
5th: £5

A Gold Meadal valued at 2 Guineas was presented to each prize winning band, with every member of such a band winning the First Prize for three years being awarded an individual Gold Medal.

The test piece was cut for the contest in the Prelude and Minuet sections.

The winning band performed a short concert after the presentation of prizes that included a selection of their own choice plus a hymn tune.  



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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.


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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.


Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator


               

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