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1969 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 6, 1969

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Spectrum, Gilbert Vinter

Adjudicator(s):
Eric Ball, Vivian Dunn & John Carr

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Grimethorpe CollieryG. Thompson16192
2Carlton Main Frickley CollieryJ. Atherton17190
3FaireyK. Dennison18189
4CWS (Manchester)A. Mortimer1183
5Ransome & MarlesD. Masters15181
6GUSS. Boddington10179
-BMC ConcertC. Edmunds12-
-Besses o' th' BarnF. Bryce7-
-Black Dyke MillsG. Brand8-
-Brighouse & RastrickW. Hargreaves4-
-City of CoventryA. Chappell21-
-CoryJ. Harrison3-
-Edge HillW. Yates20-
-Ever Ready (Craghead)E. Cunningham14-
-Foden Motor WorksR. Mortimer2-
-LindleyE. Woodhouse13-
-Mirrlees WorksJ. Atherton19-
-TemplemoreA. E. Bell9-
-Thoresby CollieryW. Lippeatt11-
-Wingates TemperanceS. Whiteham6-
-Yorkshire ImperialT. Walmsley5-

Prizes:

1st: £200 plus £2,000 Gold Trophy plus the W.D. & H.O. Wills Cup.
2nd: £125 plus The Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £100
4th: £60
5th: £40
6th: £25

Each member of the winning band received engraved certificates.

The winning conductor received an engraved silver baton.

The Iles Medal was presented to William A. Scholes. 



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.


Alan Widdop


Conductor, Brass teacher, Adjudicator (ABBA)


               

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