1855 British Open Championships

Monday, September 3, 1855

Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
'Own Choice' and 'Orynthia'

Not Known

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1AccringtonR. Barnes1-
2Railway FoundryR. Smith6-
3Mossley TemperanceW. Taylor4-
4BramleyJ. Jackson3-
5St Mary's EnfieldJ. Roberts2-
6DewsburyJ. Peel5-
-Batley UnitedJ. Farrar10-
-FairbairnsW. Burns11-
-Harden Mill (Disqualified)D. Hopkinson14-
-HolmfirthJ. Beaumont12-
-HorsforthJ. Wilkinson8-
-Low MoorJ. Crowther9-
-Mossley BrassW. Steel15-
-Victoria FoundaryJ. Storey13-
-WhitworthJ. Low7-


1st: £25
2nd: £12.10
3rd: £8
4th: £5
5th: £3
6th: £1.10 

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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.

Derek Renshaw

ABBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.


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