1868 British Open Championships

Monday, September 3, 1866

Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Robert le Diable, Meyerbeer

J. Waterson, S. Hughes, George Carr

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1BurnleyJ. Ford6-
2Heckmondwyke AlbionJ. Brooke9-
3Black Dyke MillsS. Longbottom3-
4Meltham MillsJ. Bery10-
5Matlock Volunteer RiflesJ. Naylor11-
-BarnleyG. Wray8-
-Dewsbury OldJ. W. Tidswell1-
-Compstall BridgeJ. Conroy4-
-LinthwaiteE. Swift5-
-Liverpool AmateurE. Armitage7-
-Stalybridge Old G. Nicholls2-


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.

Sam Fisher

BA (Hons), PGCE, Dip.ABRSM
Conductor, Adjudicator (AoBBA), Composer/Arranger, Cornet & Flugelhorn Soloist


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