1873 British Open Championships

Monday, September 8, 1873

Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Dinorah, Meyerbeer arr C. Godfrey

Chas Godfrey, William Winterbottom, William Oakden

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Meltham MillsJ. Gladney10-
2Robin Hood RiflesH. Leverton1-
3Black Dyke MillsS. Longbottom26-
4LinthwaiteE. Swift19-
5Bury BoroughJ. Briggs7-
-Altrincham Borough-9-
-Besses o' th' BarnW. Arkell3-
-Compstall Mills-12-
-Denton Old-12-
-Holme Brass-14-
-Kngston MillsJ. Gladney21-
-Leeds Model-4-
-New Mills-25-
-Shrewsbury Amateur Promenade-16-
-Stalybridge Borough-18-
-Stalybridge OldA. O. Pine2-


1st: £30
2nd: £20
3rd: £12
4th: £7
5th: £5 

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.

Ian Holmes

BA (hons), PGDip (RCM), ARCM, ALCM
Conductor, piano accompanist and educator


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