2023 British Open Championships

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Test piece:
Sand and Stars, Thierry Deleruyelle

Dr Robert Childs, Dr Stephen Cobb, Stephen Roberts

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1 Foden's Russell Gray 15-
2 Valaisia Brass Arsene Duc4-
3 Tredegar Ian Porthouse14-
4 Grimethorpe Colliery Michael Bach 13-
5 Black Dyke Prof Nicholas J. Childs5-
6 Cory Philip Harper 9-
7 Brighouse & Rastrick Prof David King 2-
8 Flowers Paul Holland18-
9 Hammonds Morgan Griffiths1-
10 WFEL Fairey Philip Chalk12-
11 Whitburn Luc Vertommen17-
12 Aldbourne Ivan Meylemans11-
13 Desford Colliery Allan Withington 8-
14 the cooperation band David Morton 3-
15 Hepworth Ryan Watkins10-
16 Rothwell Temperance David Roberts6-
17 Leyland Thomas Wyss17-
18 Northop Silver Gareth Brindle8-

Stanley Wainwright Memorial Trophy: Gary Curtin, Foden's
Brian Evans Memorial Trophy for Best Soprano: Richard Poole, Foden's
The Geoffrey Whitham Memorial Trophy: Glenn van Looy, Solo Euphonium, Valaisia

*Foden's receives invitation to represent England at 2025 European Championships in Stavanger

Relegated to Grand Shield:Rothwell Temperance, Desford Colliery  

Boarshurst Silver Band - Sunday Brass Concert - Phoenix Brass

Sunday 28 July • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW

Dobcross Silver Band - Milnrow Band

Sunday 28 July • Dobcross Band Club. Platt Lane. Dobcross. Saddleworth. Oldham OL3 8AD

Regent Brass - 'Brass on the Grass' at Westminster Abbey

Wednesday 14 August • Great Peter House, Abbey Gardens, 2 Great College St, London SW1P 3SE


Sunday 1 September • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane OL3 7EW

Contest: 170th British Open

Saturday 7 September • Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA

Ratby Cooperative

July 23 • . To complete our line-up, Ratby Senior Band are looking to fill our 2nd Euphonium chair. This is a rare opportunity to join our Championship Band. . . Under the Direction of Musical Director Chris Jeans. Rehearsals Weds 8-10pm & Sun 7:15 - 9:15pm

Chinnor Silver

July 23 • Require a Bass player (Bb or Eb), Bass trombone, Soprano cornet and Percussionist. We are a friendly, ambitious 2nd section band that will start 2025 at the top of their Regional league table. We are located in South Oxfordshire and have our own bandroom in Chinnor

Linthwaite Band

July 23 • We are a 4th section contesting Band, based on the outskirts of Huddersfield, and we currently have a vacancy for a tenor trombone, to complete our friendly team.

Andrew White

MA(Ed Man), B Ed (Hons), BBCM, ADNCB, PGCE, Cert Ed
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator & Educationist


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