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1986 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 6, 1986

Venue:
Free Trade Hall, Manchester

Test piece:
An Epic Symphony, Percy Fletcher, plus Fusions, Howard Blake

Adjudicator(s):
Bram Gay, David Read

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Black Dyke MillsP. Parkes15196
2Fairey EngineeringR. Newsome11195
3GUSB. Tovey16193
4Britannia Building Society FodenH. Snell7192
5Desford Colliery DowtyH. Snell17189
6Brighouse & RastrickA. Leaper4188
7Sun LifeC. Adey20187
-Besses o' th' BarnR. Farr6-
-British Aerospace WingatesJ. Scott19-
-CoryA. Kenney9-
-Ever ReadyE. Cunningham10-
-Grimethorpe CollieryG. Brand2-
-Jaguar Cars (City of Coventry)D. Wick3-
-Lewington YamahaD. Carr14-
-Leyland VehiclesR. Evans5-
-Point of Ayr (EIMCO)D. Stephens1-
-Solent ConcertW. Garner12-
-William Davis ConstructionK. Wilkinson8-
-WoodfallsD. Greenwood13-
-Yorkshire Imperial IMIJ. Pryce Jones18-

Prizes:

1st: £2,000 plus the British Open Gold Trophy.
2nd: £1,250 plus the Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £600 plus the Harry Mortimer Trophy.
4th: £400 plus the Edrich Siebert Memorial Trophy.
5th: £300
6th: £200

The Iles Medal was awarded to Richard Evans.

Only two adjudicators were used at the contest, the first time since 1957.

Woodfalls and Solent Concert were relegated.

The first two movements from "An Epic Symphony" Plus "Fusions" were used together. "Fusions" was cut in two places due to time constraints. 



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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.


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.


Duncan A. Beckley

BA, MA
Conductor, adjudicator, band trainer and teacher


               

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