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1944 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 2, 1944

Venue:
Bell Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
The Tempest, Maurice Johnstone

Adjudicator(s):
Harold Hind, Frank Wright & Alfred Ashpole

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Fairey AviationH. Mortimer22182
2Creswell CollieryH. Moss4170
3Bickershaw CollieryW. Haydock12168
4Carlton Main Frickley CollieryA. E. Badrick14164
5Clydebank BurghG. Harkins7153
6Brighouse & RastrickF. Berry13152
-Barrow ShipyardH. Sutcliffe9-
-CWS (Manchester)A. Rayner3-
-City of CoventryH. Heyes5-
-CoryR. Little1-
-Crookhall CollieryJ. Stobbs23-
-Denton OriginalF. Bovelli15-
-Grimethorpe CollieryG. Thompson18-
-GwauncaegurwenD. Lloyd10-
-Halifax Home GuardT. Casson21-
-Horton CollieryJ. Atheron19-
-Horwich OldP. Bullough2-
-ICI (Alkali)F. Mortimer16-
-Parc & DareD. Wright6-
-Sankey's Castle WorksC. Yorath17-
-St Hilda'sM. Wood20-
-Wingates TemperanceW. Wood8-
-Yorkshire CopperworksS. Wood11-

Prizes:

1st: £50 plus £2000 Gold Trophy plus the "Sunday Chronicle" Trophy
2nd: £20
3rd: £12
4th: £8
5th: £6
6th: £4

The winning band perormed a short concert following the presentation of the prizes, as well as a BBC concert on Monday 4th September.

A resolution of thanks to "Absent Comrades" still at War was made by John Henry Iles.  



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.


Alwyn Green

LRAM, LTCL
Conductor, composer, arranger, adjudicator, teacher and soloist


               

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