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1974 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 7, 1974

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
James Cook - Circumnavigator, Gilbert Vinter

Adjudicator(s):
E. Bravington, W. Relton & T. Sharpe

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Black Dyke MillsR. Newsome16194
2StanshaweW. Hargreaves23192
3GUS FootwearS. Boddington22190
4Yorkshire ImperialT. Walmsley17188
5CoryA. Kenney24186
6City of CoventryA. Chappell13184
7CWS (Manchester)D. Gartside18183
8Ever ReadyE. Cunningham14181
9Wingates TemperanceJ. Harrison6180
10FaireyK. Dennison12179
11Hammonds Sauce WorksG. Whitham10178
12HanwellB. Tovey19177
13Grimethorpe CollieryE. Howarth7176
-Brighouse & RastrickJ. Scott4174
-Morris ConcertW. Rees11172
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryR. Oughton1170
-Ransome Hoffman & PollardG. Thompson2165
-LindleyJ. Harrison5164
-Thoresby CollieryW. Lippeatt9163
-Foden Motor WorksR. Mortimer3162
-Patchogue PlymouthC. Barrett15162
-TemplemoreW. Hylands25-
-WoodfallsC. Bosanko8-
-Besses o' th' BarnF. Bryce21-
-Desford CollieryE. Woodhouse20-

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 Albert Chappell.

Black Dyke hat tricks of wins meant they would not be allowed to compete at the 1975 contest. 



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.


Nicholas B. Hudson

FTCL LGSMD (Hons)
Musician | Trombonist | Educator


               

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