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1959 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 5, 1959

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
The Undaunted, Eric Ball

Adjudicator(s):
Frank Wright, Harold Hind & Eric Ball

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Besses o' th' BarnW. Wood13-
2Carlton Main Frickley CollieryJ. Atherton16-
3Morris MotorsS. Boddington8-
4Fairey AviationL. Lamb2-
5Templemore A.E. Bell14-
6Brighouse & RastrickT. Walmsley3-
-Agnes StreetE. Ruddock 11-
-Blackhall CollieryW. F. Buckley9-
-Eccles BoroughE. Buttress15-
-Edge HillW. H. Yates10-
-Foden Motor WorksR. Mortimer4-
-Grimethorpe CollieryG. Thompson6-
-John Thompson WorksB. Gay12-
-Leyland MotorsH. Oakes1-
-Rushden TemperanceW. Scholes5-
-Wingates TemperanceH. Parry7-

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 Alex Mortimer. 



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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.


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.


Mike Sheppard

B.A. (Hons) Music
Composer, conductor, teacher, author


               

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