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1955 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 3, 1955

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Sinfonietta for Brass Band, Erik Leidzen

Adjudicator(s):
W. Hargreaves, D. Wright & E. Leidzen

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Ferodo WorksG.Hespe9190
2John White FootwearG. Thompson10186
3CWS (Manchester)A. Mortimer6184
4Ransome & MarlesE. Ball3182
5YEWCOA. Lunn15178
6Rushden TemperatureW. Scholes7170
-Barrow ShipyardH. Sutcliffe5-
-Besses o' th' BarnW. Wood4-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryJ. Atherton1-
-Clayton AnilineE. Buttress12-
-CoryE. S. Brown16-
-Edge HillW. Yates13-
-Leyland MotorsH. Moss8-
-Markham MainE. Griffiths2-
-Wingates TemperanceH. Parry11-
-Yorkshire CopperworksW. Wood14-

Prizes:

1st: £150 plus £2,000 Gold Trophy plus 'Sunday Chronicle' Trophy.
2nd: £120 plus The Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £80
4th: £50
5th: £30
6th: £20

Each member of the winning band received engraved certificates.

The test piece was specially composed for the contest.

The Iles Medal was presented to Stanley Boddington. 



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.


David Frame


Bass/Tenor Trombone Player, Adjudicator (Member of AoBBA) Occasional Conductor


               

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