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1975 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 6, 1975

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Fireworks, Elgar Howarth

Adjudicator(s):
William Relton, Roy Newsome & Elgar Howarth

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Wingates TemperanceR. Evans22193
2FaireyK. Dennison14191
3Yorkshire ImperialT. Walmsley3190
4CoryA. Kenney17189
5Skellerup Woolston (NZ)M. Waters6188
6StanshaweW. Hargreaves5186
-Besses o' th' BarnI. James13-
-Brighouse & RastrickJ. Scott9-
-Burton (Newall)E. Woodhouse4-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryR. Oughton19-
-City of CoventryA. Chappell7-
-Coventry School of MusicL. Pepper10-
-Desford CollieryR. Mandell2-
-Ever ReadyE. Cunningham1-
-Hammonds Sauce WorksG. Whitham12-
-LindleyJ. Harrison16-
-Morris ConcertW. Rees15-
-Patchogue PlymouthP. Kitson11-
-Ransome Hoffman & PollardG. Tomlinson21-
-TemplemoreJ. W. Birch8-
-Thoresby CollieryW. Lippeatt18-
-Whitburn BurghD. Broadbent20-
-WoodfallsC. Bosanko23-

Prizes:

1st: £250 plus £2,000 Gold Challenge Trophy.
2nd: £150 plus The Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £120
4th: £65
5th: £45
6th: £30

Each member of the winning band received engraved certificates.

The Iles Medal was not awarded at the contest but was awarded at an earlier date to Col. Bernard Adams.

Skellerup Woolston from New Zealand were invited to compete at the 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.


Phillip Littlemore

GGSM, AoBBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator, Arranger, Teacher and Publisher


               

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