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1978 National Championships of Great Britain - Championship Section

Date:
Saturday, October 7, 1978

Venue:
Royal Albert Hall, London

Test piece:
Checkmate (Sir Arthur Bliss arr. Eric Ball)

Adjudicator(s):
Cedric Thope Davie, Albert Chappell, Col. George Evans

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Yorkshire Imperial MetalsDenis Carr9194
2Besses o' th' BarnRoy Newsome1193
3Grimethorpe CollieryStanley Boddington11191
4Fairey EngineeringWalter Hargreaves13190
5Foden's Motor WorksJames Scott15189
6St. DennisEddie Williams7188
7=CoryDenzil Stephens5187
7=HanwellMrs Betty Stone20187
9Ever ReadyGeoffrey Brand3186
10WoodfallsWilliam Buchan8185
11GUSGeoffrey Brand17184
12=Carlton Main FrickleyDavid James2183
12=City of CoventryKenneth Dennison12183
14=CamborneDerek Greenwood14182
14=Tredegar David Thomas6182
14=Webb IvoryErnest Woodhouse18182
17Aldershot BrassGeorge Prior16181
18LutonLyn Morgan4180
19=Harton & WestoeDavid Willy10179
19=NewmainsJames Rennie19179

Prizes:
First: £500
Second: £200
Third: £100
Fourth: £75

Information supplied by Gordon Simpson.

Three of the four movements of the test piece were used: Ceremony of the Red Bishops, Dance of the Four Knights and the Finale "Checkmate".

Lady Bliss herself presented the prizes.

The winning conductor received a presentation score of the test piece.

Dalmellington Band from Scotland withdrew prior to the contest.


 



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