1960 British Open Championships


Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Fantasia, Mozart, arr. Malcolm Sargent

Harry Hayes, Denis Wright & Drake Rimmer

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1CWS (Manchester)A. Mortimer15193
2Fairey AviationL. Lamb4190
3Grimethorpe CollieryG. THompson23188
4Rushden TemperanceW. Scholes17187
5Brighouse & RastrickA. Mortimer14185
6LutonW. Scholes13180
-Agnes StreetE. Ruddock8-
-Barrow ShipyardH. Sutcliffe22-
-Besses o' th' BarnW. Wood2-
-Blackhall CollieryH. Strong12-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryJ. Atherton3-
-City of CoventryA. Chappell11-
-Creswell Colliery-21-
-Eccles BoroughE. Buttress24-
-HaighH. Bentham19-
-John Thompson WorksB. Gay10-
-Leyland MotorsH. Oakes7-
-Morris MotorsS. Boddington1-
-Ransome & MarlesG. Hespe18-
-Scottish Gas BoardD. M. Macbrayne5-
-TemplemoreA. E. Bell6-
-Wingates TemperanceH. Parry16-
-Yorkshire Imperial MetalsG. Hespe9-
-7th A & Sh (TA)E. Buttress20-


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 Iles Medal was presented to Drake Rimmer. 

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 A. Stowell

Conductor and composer


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