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1971 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 4, 1971

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Festival Music, Eric Ball

Adjudicator(s):
Drake Rimmer, D.A. Pope & Eric Ball

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Yorkshire ImperialT. Walmsley22197
2Black Dyke MillsG. Brand7196
3Grimethorpe CollieryG. Thompson19195
4FaireyK. Dennison21194
5Brighouse & RastrickW. Hargreaves11193
6Morris ConcertC. Edmunds6192
-CWS (Manchester)A. Chappell5-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryR. Oughton4-
-City of CoventryA. Chappell8-
-CoryA. Kenney16-
-Desford CollieryE. Woodhouse17-
-Ever ReadyE. Cunningham12-
-Foden Motor WorksR. Mortimer18-
-Hammonds Sauce WorksG. Whitham13-
-HanwellE. Bravington9-
-KibworthR. Newsome2-
-Mirrlees WorksJ. Atherton20-
-NewhallE. Woodhouse10-
-TemplemoreA. E. Bell3-
-Thoresby CollieryW. Lippeatt1-
-Whitburn BurghA. Fleming15-
-Wingates TemperanceD. Smith14-

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 Iles Medal was presented to Albert Coupe M.B.E. 



Contest: 168th British Open

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Contest: National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain

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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.


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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.


Rob Nesbitt

BSc, PG Cert. Ed.
Cartoonist , illustrator, writer


               

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