1866 British Open Championships

Monday, September 3, 1866

Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
L'Africaine, Meyerbeer arr Grosse plus 'Own Choice'

Frederick Godfrey, William Winterbottom, Alfred Pasey, W. Williams

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Dewsbury OldJohn Peel11-
2Matlock BridgeJ. Naylor19-
3Healey HallJ. Law9-
4BacupJ. Lord8-
5ChesterfieldJ. Tallis Trimnell4-
-BurnleyW. Harrison14-
-Clay CrossJ. Naylor3-
-Denton OriginalA. W. Gilmer16-
-DodsworthJ. W. Dodsworth7-
-Dumfries Volunteers-15-
-Farnley Ironworks-20-
-Heckmondwyke AlbionJ. Brooks2-
-LiverpoolE. Armitage18-
-Sowerby Bridge-17-
-TodmordenW. Brooks5-
-WednesburyA. W. Gilmer1-


1st: £30
2nd: £17
3rd: £11
4th: £8
5th: £4 

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.

Dr. Stephen Arthur Allen

D. Phil. (Oxon) [Ph.D Oxford University], GBSM, LTCL, ABSM, ALCM, Cert. Ed.


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