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1948 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 4, 1948

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Music for Brass, Denis Wright

Adjudicator(s):
Harold Hind, Herbert Bennett, George Turner

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1CWS (Manchester)E. Ball19192
2Fairey AviationH. Mortimer14189
3Carlton MainE. Ball6186
4Creswell CollieryH. Moss21183
5Munn & FeltonsS. Boddington1180
6Rushden TemperanceW. Scholes13176
-Barrow ShipyardH. Sutcliffe9-
-Black Dyke MillsH. Mortimer2-
-BolsoverS. Jennings3-
-Chapel en le FrithG. Thompson11-
-Clayton AnilineE. Buttress7-
-Edge HillN. Jones18-
-Grimethorpe CollieryH. Mileman4-
-HordenW. Lowes24-
-HorwichA. Hazelhurst5-
-Irwell SpringsN. Thorpe15-
-Leyland MotorsJ. A. Hughes 16-
-Pemberton OldW. Cheetham20-
-Prescot CablesJ. Capper23-
-Ransome & MarlesD. Aspinall25-
-Sankey's Castle WorksC. Yorath17-
-Stetford OldJ. Rogerson12-
-Transport & General WorkersJ. Greenwood22-
-Wingates TemperanceJ. Eckersley8-
-Yorkshire CopperworksA. H.Whitehead10-

Denis Wright was appointed referee.

Crookhall Colliery, Hammonds Sauce and Watford Silver were printed in the programme but did not compete.

Prizes:

1st: £75 plus £2000 Gold Trophy plus the "Sunday Chronicle" Trophy.
2nd: £40
3rd: £30
4th: £25
5th: £15
6th: £10

The winning band played a short concert after the announcement of the results, plus a broadcast on the BBC on the 11th September.

A collection was made for the Bandsmen's Empire Home and Shrine Memorial Fund was made at the end of the contest.  



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.


James Chamberlain

BMus (Hons) PGCE
Conductor, Teacher


               

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