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1976 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 4, 1976

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
An Epic Symphony, Percy Fletcher

Adjudicator(s):
Sir Vivian Dunn, Eric Bravington & William Relton

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Black Dyke MillsP. Parkes2095
2Stanshawe (Bristol)W. Hargreaves2394
3Brighouse & RastrickM. Handford1493
4CoryB. Gay2292
5Grimethorpe CollieryB. Thompson2191
6Wingates TemperanceR. Evans1990
7Tredegar TownR. J. Childs1589
8Yorkshire ImperialT. Walmsley1188
9FaireyG. Thompson1087
10GUSG. Brand586
-Besses o' th' BarnI. James24-
-Burton (Newall)E. Woodhouse17-
-CWS (Manchester)D. Garside7-
-Carlton Main FrickleyA. Kenney9-
-City of CoventryR. Farr2-
-Coventry School of MusicL. Pepper18-
-Desford CollieryA. Chappell4-
-Ever ReadyG. Thompson16-
-Foden Motor WorksJ. Scott13-
-Hammonds SauceG. Whitham3-
-Patchogue PlymouthP. Kitson8-
-Ransome Hoffman & PollardD. Stephens12-
-TemplemoreJ. W. Birch6-
-Thoresby CollieryW. Lippeatt25-
-WoodfallsC. Bosanko15-

Prizes:

1st: '350 plus '2000 Guineas Gold Challenge Trophy.
2nd: '200 plus the Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: '150
4th: '100
5th: '75
6th: '50

The youngest player on the day was awarded a miniature trophy.

Woodfalls, Ransome Hoffman & Pollard, Patchogue Plymouth and GUS were not invited to the 1977 contest.

The Iles Medal was awarded to Roy Newsome.

The winning conductor received an engraved silver gallery tray and goblets.

The winning solo cornet player received an engraved silver gallery tray.

The winning band secretary won an executive attache case.

The winning band also received '45 worth of mutes and '20 of music. 



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 Duguid

BA (Hons), PGDipMus, PGCE
Conductor, Composer, Adjudicator (ABBA)


               

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