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1961 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 16, 1961

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Main Street, Eric Ball

Adjudicator(s):
Walter Hargreaves, T. J. Powell & Eric Ball

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1FaireyL. Lamb20197
2Wingates TemperanceH. Parry10194
3Grimethorpe CollieryG. Thompson19192
4Brighouse & RastrickA. Mortimer14192
5Ransome & MarlesG. Hespe6186
6CWS (Manchester)A. Mortimer18186
-Agnes StreetE. Ruddock3-
-Besses o' th' BarnW. Wood3-
-Blackhall CollieryH. Strong1-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryJ. Atherton15-
-Eccles BoroughE. C. Buttress2-
-Edge HillW. H. Yates4-
-HoggarthsJ. A. Hughes16-
-Jaguar CarsH. Heyes5-
-John Thompson WorksB. Gray13-
-Leyland MotorsH. Oakes17-
-LutonW. Scholes12-
-Rushden TemperanceW. A. Scholes8-
-TemplemoreA. E. Ball9-
-Yorkshire Imperial MetalsG. Hespe7-

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 George Hespe.

Morris Motors were listed in the programme but did not compete. 



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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.


Craig Roberts

BA (Hons), MA
Conductor / Adjudicator


               

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