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1973 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 1, 1973

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
The Accursed Huntsman (Cesar Franck, arr. E. Siebert)

Adjudicator(s):
Eric Ball, James Howe & Enoch Jackson

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Black Dyke MillsRoy Newsome15197
2Grimethorpe CollieryElgar Howarth12195
3Brighouse & RastrickJames Scott5193
4Yorkshire ImperialTrevor Walmsley9192
5Hammonds Sauce WorksGeoffrey Whitham21191
6StanshaweWalter Hargreaves19190
7Carlton Main Frickley CollieryRobert Oughton8-
8City of CoventryAlbert Chappell1-
9CWS (Manchester)Derek Garside6-
10CoryArthur Kenney11-
-Desford CollieryE. Woodhouse14-
-Ever ReadyE. Cunningham20-
-Foden Motor WorksR. Mortimer2-
-HanwellA. Birchall4-
-Morris ConcertW. Rees13-
-Patchogue PlymouthC. Peacock7-
-Ransome Hoffman & PollardD. Masters3-
-TemplemoreW. Hylands18-
-Thoresby CollieryW. Lippeatt10-
-Whitburn BurghG. Bragg16-
-Wingates TemperanceE. Howarth17-

Prizes:

1st: '200 plus '2,000 Gold Challenge Trophy.
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 awarded to Trevor Walmsley D.F.C.

The W.D. and H.O. Wills was no longer presented to the winning band. 



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.


Dr. Stephen Arthur Allen

D. Phil. (Oxon) [Ph.D Oxford University], GBSM, LTCL, ABSM, ALCM, Cert. Ed.


               

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