British Open History

Belle Vue, Manchester

The British Open Championships, which began in 1853 at Belle Vue Manchester, is we believe the oldest music competition in the world. In 1853, the owner of Belle Vue John Jennison, agreed to stage a brass band competition in the grounds of the Zoological Gardens.

The first British Open Brass Band Contest was held on Holiday Monday 5th September 1853 as "A Grand Musical Contest with 8 Brass Bands". John Jennison, the garden owner was primarily concerned with keeping the place going as a place of general entertainment from Easter to autumn so the band contest was only one of many interests as the bear pits, polar bear cage and the Paddock were built.

The event attracted an audience of approximately 16,000, and the competition became a source of new music for the brass band movement, written by established composers, which lifted the profile and appeal of brass band music.

It also established a reputation for the commission of new test peices which continues to this day.

1886 Belle Vue Management introduced a July Contest restricted to bands who had NOT won a prize in the September British Open in the previous four years. Over 40 bands entered but the management halved the numbers to make the contest more manageable. The winning band in this contest was invited to take part in the September British Open.

1921 - The July invitation contest became the ‘Grand Shield'
1922 - The Spring Festival was held.
The programme was headed,- First Annual May Brass Band Contest  Saturday, May 6th 1922. Open to Amateur Bands that have not won a prize at the July Belle Vue Contest during the past five years.

Free trade Hall Manchester

In 1982, following the sale of Belle Vue, the Open moved to the free Trade Hall, Manchester, where it remained until 1996.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

The 1996 British Open was staged at the Bridgewater Hall, before moving on to the Symphony Hall, Birmingham the following year.

Symphony Hall Birmingham

In 1997, the Open moved to the Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Margaret Mortimer's brave decision proved to be an inspired move. Here the competition has thrived, with excellent acoustics as well as fine facilities for the bands and audience alike.

Today, the British Open continues its tradition as the premier competition for the best bands in the UK., attracting an audience of all age groups.

Symphony Hall is a 2,262 seat concert venue located inside the International Conference Centre (ICC). Symphony Hall's acoustic is widely considered one of the finest in the world; the unique acoustic canopy suspended above the stage is a large sound reflector weighing thirty two tonnes. It's function is to match the visual and acoustic scale of the performance in the room. An acoustic test carried out during the commissioning period demonstrated that a pin dropped onto the stage could be heard from the auditorium.

Spring Festival - Grand Shield timeline

The Grand Shield came into being in 1921 and has a history and heritage that is inextricably linked with the British Open Contest and the Belle Vue Gardens in Manchester.

1819 - A lease is granted to John Walker on a tract of land adjacent to Hyde Road formerly used for the digging of lime.
1834 - The lease on the property is taken over by William Crisp who advertises it as "Belle Vue Tea Gardens".
1836 - John Jennison takes over the lease and following a 6 month trial takes out a 99-year lease.
1843 - A small lake, a Natural History Museum, and an entrance at the Longsight end of the property are opened as Belle Vue is extended by 13 acres.
1850 - The Hyde Road entrance was built.
1851 - The building at the Longsight entrance was built and above the gateways was a ballroom capable of accommodating 500 people. The scenic artist designer of the backdrops for the firework displays George Danson came to work at Belle Vue.
1853 - The first British Open Brass Band Contest was held on Holiday Monday 5th September 1853 as "A Grand Musical Contest with 8 Brass Bands". John Jennison, the garden owner was primarily concerned with keeping the place going as a place of general entertainment from Easter to autumn so the band contest was only one of many interests as the bear pits, polar bear cage and the Paddock were built.
1859 - The British Open Brass Band Contest was cancelled when only Three Bands entered. Black Dyke, Dewsbury and Holmefirth.
1863 - The Belle Vue Contest was spoiled by pouring rain when the contest rules incorporated the change that all cornets were to be in Bb
1869 - John Jennison Snr. died on September 20th

1871 - The classic contest band format emerged with Meltham Mills Band under the direction of John Gladney and this was initially 24 players (with 3 top cornets.)
1885 - Belle Vue started to generate its own electricity.
1886 - Belle Vue Management introduced a July Contest restricted to bands who had NOT won a prize in the September British Open in the previous four years. Over 40 bands entered but the management halved the numbers to make the contest more manageable. The winning band in this contest was invited to take part in the September British Open.
1898 - John Henry Iles, who was destined to play a major part in the development of Brass Band Contests at Belle Vue, attend the British Open. The winners at that contest were Wyke Temperance conducted by Edwin Swift.
1910 - The Kings Hall was built (in fact, the final event at the Kings Hall was the North West Amateur Brass Band Competition in February of 1982) and the format of the brass band contests was changed. The July contest became a second division of 20 bands and in May a lower section of 18 bands was commenced. The winner of each progressed up the ladder. Belle Vue now had a three-section contest. A winning band at the third division in May was invited to the July contest the following year. The British open was still held in September, to which the winner of the second July section was invited.
1921 - The July invitation contest became the ‘Grand Shield'
1922 - Belle Vue added another Junior Section Contest to the calendar to be held in May. Until 1930 these were called ‘The Belle Vue May Contests' at which time the top prize was fifteen pounds!
1925 - The Jennison family sold the park to Belle Vue (Manchester) Ltd. John Henry Iles had persuaded a group of backers to take over Belle Vue Gardens and Zoo with him as Managing Director. He now controlled both the National Brass Band Championships and Belle Vue Contests
1931 - The third division contest held in the May was named the ‘Senior Cup' with the Junior Section assuming the mantle of ‘Senior Trophy'
1937 - John Henry Iles resigned.
1940 - With the advent of war the July Contest was dropped and the rules of the May Contests were changed to allow borrowed players. From this time until 1951 they were known as the ‘Belle Vue Championship Festivals'. The British Open carried on through the war without readjustment.
1945 - The calendar of events was reviewed. The May Contests and the British Open were continued and the July competition was revived.
1952 - The British Open continued in the September whilst the other competitions were settled down to become ‘The Spring Brass Band Festival' held on one day in May. The Grand Shield remained the most important of the graduated contests. The other contests held on this day were the Senior Cup, Senior Trophy, Junior Shield, Junior Cup, Junior Trophy and the Primary Section. (The Primary Section was only held in 1952 & 1956).
1958 - A fire broke out on the 17th January 1958 that totally destroyed the Great Ballroom.
1963 - Charles Forte gained control of Belle Vue.
1968 - 48th ‘Spring Brass Band Festival' Saturday May 25th . H.F.B.Iles (son of J.H.Iles), Chairman Belle Vue (Manchester) Limited presented the prizes.
Adjudicators : Grand Shield Alex Mortimer ; Senior Cup John R. Carr ; Senior Trophy George Thompson ; Junior Shield Rex Mortimer ; Junior Cup E. C. Buttress ; Junior Trophy W. Relton
Test Pieces : Grand Shield Les Preludes ; Senior Cup A Devon Fantasy ; Senior Trophy Snowden Fantasy ; Junior Shield 2nd Little Suite ; Junior Cup Four Little Maids ; Junior Trophy Partita Piccola
1970 - Golden Anniversary 50th Spring Brass Band Festival - Sponsored by John Player and Sons
Grand Shield Winners Desford Colliery Welfare Band
1971 - 51st ‘Spring Brass Band Festival of Great Britain' Saturday May 8th again sponsored by John Player and Sons. Contest Manager Alan Hopwood
H.F.B.Iles, Chairman Belle Vue (Manchester) Limited passed away ending the Iles Family association with the contest.
A new contest was introduced to Belle Vue on Sunday November 28th 1971 Granada Band of the Year Festival.
Adjudicators : Grand Shield Alex Mortimer ; Senior Cup Geoffrey Brand ; Senior Trophy Rex Mortimer ; Junior Shield John R. Carr Junior Cup Kenneth Dennison ; Junior Trophy Albert Chappell
Test Pieces : Grand Shield Lorenzo ; Senior Cup Themes from the New World ; Senior Trophy –Mexican Fiesta ; Junior Shield The Seasons ; Junior Cup St. Michael's Mount ; Junior Trophy A Rural Suite
1972 - 52nd Spring Brass Band Festival Saturday May 6th . Contest Manager Brian Kennerley. Harry Mortimer presented the prizes. Concordia Band from Holland took part in the Grand Shield.
Adjudicators : Grand Shield Major H. A. Kenney ; Senior Cup Kenneth Dennison ; Senior Trophy Trevor Walmsley ; Junior Shield John Carr ; Junior Cup Rex Mortimer ; Junior Trophy Cliff Edmunds
Test Pieces : Grand Shield Academic Festival Overture ; Senior Cup A Victorian Rhapsody ; Senior Trophy Rufford Abbey ; Junior Shield The Gay Delavals ; Junior Cup Little Suite For Brass (No1) ; Junior Trophy The Rising Generation
1974 - James Cook Circumnavigator' was the chosen test piece for the British Open as contest rules were changed to allow the use of percussion.
1975 - 55th Spring Brass Band Festival Saturday May 10th took on a ‘new look'. It was decided to combine the six contests into three. Retaining the Grand Shield along with a Senior Section and Junior Section (Cup and Trophy were dropped from the title). Twenty five bands were accepted in each section. Harry Mortimer presented the prizes. Contest Controller Samuel Mason.
The Granada Band of the year was held on the following day, Sunday 11th May 1975.
Adjudicators : Grand Shield Eric Ball ; Senior Section Kenneth Dennison ; Junior Section Albert Chappell
Test Pieces : Grand Shield Tournament for Brass ; Senior Section Scheherazade ; Junior Section 1st Rhapsody on Negro Spirituals
1977 - The gradual decline of Belle Vue had started when the Zoo closed.
57th Annual Spring Brass Band Festival incorporated the 7th Granada Band of the Year and Harry Mortimer acted as Consultant and Advisor for the Festival.
Four Sections were held Grand Shield, Senior Cup, Senior Trophy & Junior Cup
Adjudicators : Grand Shield Trevor Walmsley ; Senior Cup Frank Bryce ; Senior Trophy Albert Chappell ; Junior Cup Denis Masters
Test Pieces : Grand Shield Land of the Mountain & the Flood ; Senior Cup Promenade ; Senior Trophy Suite in Eb ; Junior Cup A Holiday Suite
1978 - 58th Annual Spring Brass Band Festival adopted the same format as the previous year.
Adjudicators : Grand Shield George Thompson ; Senior Cup Peter Wilson ; Senior Trophy John Berryman ; Junior Cup James Langley
Test Pieces : Grand Shield 2nd Rhapsody on Negro Spirituals ; Senior Cup Little Suite For Brass (No2) ; Senior Trophy Mexican Fiesta Junior Cup Own Choice
1979 - 59th Annual Spring Brass Band Festival again incorporated the Granada Band of the Year but due to reorganisation of the Belle Vue (the amusement park was sold) the competition was confined to three sections Grand Shield, Senior Cup & Senior Trophy. The winning band in each section received a "Sovereign" cornet and case. Contest Controller Christina Lawton
Adjudicators : Grand Shield Gordon Langford & Peter Wilson ; Senior Cup Denis Carr ; Senior Trophy Dick Arrand
Test Pieces : Grand Shield Sinfonietta (Langford) ; Senior Cup Sinfonietta (Horovitz) ; Senior Trophy Sirius
1980 - 60th Annual Spring Brass Band Festival adopted the same format as the previous year.
Adjudicators : Grand Shield David Read & Peter Wilson ; Senior Cup Alan Street & George Thompson ; Senior Trophy Denis Carr & Phillip McCann
Test Pieces : Grand Shield The Crusaders ; Senior Cup Rococo Variations ; Senior Trophy Music for the Royal Fireworks
1981 - Leyland Vehicles under the baton of Richard Evans won the Grand Shield and qualified for the British Open held on Sept 5th. Contest Controller Christina Lawton
Adjudicators : Grand Shield Roy Newsome & Denis Carr ; Senior Cup Kenneth Dennison ; Senior Trophy Allan Street
Test Pieces : Grand Shield Tournament for Brass ; Senior Cup Force of Destiny ; Senior Trophy Doon Valley
1982 - It was anticipated that the 62nd Spring Brass Band Festival, reduced to two sections both held in the Cumberland Suite, would be the last brass band event to take place on the Belle Vue site. The Grand Shield was won by Brodsworth Colliery Welfare and Senior Cup by Newcastle Brown Ale Band. The Daily Mirror sponsored the contest. Contest Controller Christina Lawton
The British Open moved to the Free Trade Hall in Manchester on Saturday 4th September 1982.
After 1982 the Senior Cup was discontinued.
Adjudicators : Grand Shield Arthur Butterworth & Kenneth Dennison Senior Cup David Read
Test Pieces : Grand Shield Festival Music ; Senior Cup Entertainments
1983 - The Spring Brass Band Festival now consisted of solely the Grand Shield. In 1982 the Granada Band of the Year Contest moved away, the British Open found itself a home in the Free Trade Hall, Manchester and the Grand Shield, now homeless as well, moved away. The contest moved to the Champness Hall in Rochdale for this one year but it didn't work out and Harry Mortimer with the help of the owners of the remaining halls moved it back to Belle Vue.
1984 - The Cumberland Suite remained and was used for the Grand Shield Contest although Belle Vue was much changed from its halcyon days when it staged seven contests all being played off simultaneously in the various halls around the extensive grounds as in 1952. This Grand Shield was the last brass band event to take place on the Belle Vue site. Contest Controller Christina Lawton
Adjudicators : Grand Shield Major Peter Parkes & Peter Wilson
Test Pieces : Grand Shield Le Roi d'Ys
1985 - The Grand Shield was held in the Free Trade Hall however for the first time two bands were promoted to the British Open. Forty-one bands applied of which twenty-six gained a place in the contest. The Daily Mirror sponsored the contest for the fourth time. Compere Alec Greenhalgh ; Contest Controller Christina Lawton
Adjudicators : Grand Shield James Scott & David Read
Test Pieces : Grand Shield Journey into Freedom
1986 - 66th Spring Brass Band Festival (Grand Shield qualifying Contest for the British Open) was held in the Free Trade Hall on the 10th May where again two bands, Lewington Yamaha Brass and Solent Brass were promoted to the British Open. Compere Jim Rainford ; Contest Controller Christina Lawton
Adjudicators : Grand Shield Bram Gay & David Read
Test Pieces : Grand Shield Wand of Youth
1987 - Blackburn & Darwen were joined by Kennedy's Swinton Concert Brass from the 67th Festival. British Coal sponsored the contest. Compere Jim Rainford ; Contest Controller Christina Lawton
Adjudicators : Grand Shield Bram Gay & Denis Carr
Test Pieces : Grand Shield The Accursed Huntsman
1988 - 68th Spring Brass Band Festival (Grand Shield qualifying Contest for the British Open) was held in the Free Trade Hall on the 7th May. Compere Jim Rainford ; Contest Controller Christina Lawton.
Adjudicators : Grand Shield James Scott & Dennis Masters
Test Pieces : Grand Shield Un Vie de Matelot
1989 - 69th Spring Brass Band Festival (Grand Shield qualifying Contest for the British Open) was held in the Free Trade Hall on the 6th May. Compere Jim Rainford ; Contest Controller Christina Lawton.
Adjudicators : Grand Shield James Scott & Bram Gay
Test Pieces : Grand Shield Trittico
1990 - The 70th Spring Brass Band Festival (Grand Shield qualifying Contest for the British Open) continued its history at the Free Trade Hall on the 5th May with a decision to promote three bands to the British Open whilst the last-placed three bands from the September Contest would compete in the following Grand Shield. Contest Controller Christina Lawton.
Adjudicators : Grand Shield James Scott, Bram Gay & Frank Renton
Test Pieces : Grand Shield Ballet For Band
1991 - 71st Spring Brass Band Festival (Grand Shield qualifying Contest for the British Open) was held in the Free Trade Hall on the 6th May. Compere Robert Kerwick ; Contest Controller Christina Lawton. Harry Mortimer now 90 years old oversaw his last Grand Shield in which 21 bands competed.
Adjudicators : Grand Shield – David Read & James Watson
Test Pieces : Grand Shield Le Carnaval Romain
1992 - Harry Mortimer died before the 72nd Spring Brass Band Festival (Grand Shield qualifying Contest for the British Open) was held in the Free Trade Hall on the 2nd May. Philip Biggs became the coordinator of the contest that continued with the three band promotion format at the Free Trade Hall. Compere –Robert Kerwick ; Contest Controller – Christina Lawton.
Adjudicators : Grand Shield David Read & Denis Carr
Test Pieces : Grand Shield The Essence of Time
1993 - Held on 8th May the 73rd Spring Brass Band Festival (Grand Shield qualifying Contest for the British Open) was again held in the Free Trade Hall. The May contest reverted back to the 1985 format of two bands being elevated to the British Open. Compere –Robert Kerwick ; Contest Controller – Christina Lawton. ; Contest Coordinator Philip Biggs
Adjudicators : Grand Shield James Scott & James Langley
Test Pieces : Grand Shield The Year of the Dragon
1994 - For the 74th Grand Shield Philip Biggs was joined by Keith Hollinshead as fellow Contest Coordinator. The Spring Brass Band Festival (Grand Shield qualifying Contest for the British Open) was held in the Free Trade Hall on the 2nd May. Compere Robert Kerwick ; Contest Controller Christina Lawton. ; Contest Coordinators Philip Biggs & Keith Hollinshead
Adjudicators : Grand Shield James Langley & James Langley
Test Pieces : Grand Shield Spectrum
1995 - 75th Spring Brass Band Festival (Grand Shield qualifying Contest for the British Open) was the last to be held at the Free Trade Hall on the 13th May. JJB Sports plc sponsored the event. Compere Robert Kerwick Contest Controller Christina Lawton. ; Contest Coordinators Philip Biggs & Keith Hollinshead
Adjudicators : Grand Shield Bram Gay & William Relton
Test Pieces : Grand Shield Pageantry
1996 - 76th Spring Brass Band Festival (Grand Shield qualifying Contest for the British Open), sponsored by JJB Sports plc, was held for the only time at the Albert Hall, Bolton on the 13th May. For 75 years the Grand Shield had a spiritual home in Manchester – at Belle Vue and then the Free Trade Hall. The contest now moved to the Albert Hall in Bolton with two bands promoted to compete at the British Open at the New Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on 7th September. Compere Robert Kerwick ; Contest Controller Philip Biggs In charge of Registration Frank Hodges ; Contest Coordinator Keith Hollinshead
Adjudicators : Grand Shield John Berryman & Roy Newsome
Test Pieces : Grand Shield Variations on a Ninth
1997 - Another new venue for the 77th Grand Shield was used when a Methodist Mission, the Victoria Hall in Bolton became home to the contest. The contest was held in the Main Hall, a part of this Mission complex on 10th May. Sponsored by JJB Sports plc. Two bands were promoted to compete at the British Open at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham on 6th September but that contest was postponed for the first time in its history due to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. The 1997 British Open was actually held in January 1998. Compere Robert Kerwick ; Contest Controller - Philip Biggs ; In charge of Registration Frank Hodges ; Contest Coordinator Keith Hollinshead
Adjudicators : Grand Shield Derek Garside & Geoffrey Whitham
Test Pieces : Grand Shield Festival Music
1998 - JJB Sports plc continued to sponsor and the 78th Grand Shield was again held in the Victoria Hall in Bolton. Garry Cutt and Peter Parkes adjudicated but for the first time they were asked to omit the awarding of points but simply place the 22 bands in order of merit. The "promotion" and "demotion" of bands was unaffected as this was decided by placing and not points. The contest was held on May 9th . Compere Robert Kerwick ; Contest Controller Philip Biggs ; In charge of Registration Frank Hodges ; Contest Coordinator Keith Hollinshead
Adjudicators : Grand Shield Garry Cutt & Peter Parkes
Test Pieces : Grand Shield Partita
1999 - 79th Spring Brass Band Festival (Grand Shield qualifying Contest for the British Open) was held in the Victoria Hall, Bolton on the 8th May and adopted the same format as the previous year and was sponsored by JJB Sports plc. Compere Robert Kerwick ; Contest Controller Frank Hodges Contest Coordinator Keith Hollinshead
Adjudicators : Grand Shield Roy Newsome & Gordon Higginbottom
Test Pieces : Grand Shield A Comedy Overture
2000 - The Grand Shield now reached its 80th year Spring Brass Band Festival (Grand Shield qualifying Contest for the British Open) was held in the Victoria Hall, Bolton on the 6th May in its current pattern. Compere –Robert Kerwick Contest Controller Frank Hodges ; Contest Coordinator Keith Hollinshead
Adjudicators : Grand Shield James Scott & David Read
Test Pieces : Grand Shield Variations on the Shining River
2001 - 81st Spring Brass Band Festival.
It was well known that Harry Mortimer dreamed of reviving the full Spring Festival and that the Senior Cup, together with the other contests, would again find their place in the contesting calendar. With the 81st Spring Brass Band Festival this dream began to take shape and further Her Majesty the Queen bestowed her gracious patronage on the Festival. One of the problems that faced the organising committee was that not all the bands wishing to compete in the Grand Shield could be found a place.
In 2001 Leisure Parcs Ltd. came on board hosting and sponsored the competition and that meant that the ‘Festival' could be moved to the larger complex of the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.
Martin Mortimer, and his contest committee, held the vision of presenting the Senior Cup on the same day as the Grand Shield with the two contests running side-by-side and the move to the Winter Gardens facilitated the re-introduction of the Senior Cup and the vision came to fruition.
Two bands were promoted to the British Open from the Grand Shield whilst the bands awarded First to Sixth places in the Senior Cup were invited to compete in the Grand Shield 2002. Frank Hodges acted as Contest Controller and Bob Kerwick, compere of the Grand Shield, was joined by John Maines as compere for the Senior Cup. Contest Coordinator Keith Hollinshead
Adjudicators : Grand Shield Derek Broadbent & David Read
Test Pieces : Grand Shield Epic Symphony
Adjudicators : Senior Cup James Scott & Geoffrey Whitham
Test Pieces : Senior Cup Prometheus Unbound
2002 - 82nd Spring Brass Band Festival
Held in the Winter Gardens, Blackpool on the 11h May.
The level of interest from bands wishing to compete was so strong that in 2002, with Leisure Parcs Ltd continued support, a third contest was introduced and this was named the Senior Trophy.
The Spring Festival was now returned to its earlier 59th (1979) contest format when the Shield, Cup and Trophy were held. Best Soloist trophies were introduced for each contest.
The importance of the Festival to competing band seems to have been demonstrated over the last two years in the way that places in the contests have been readily filled and that a waiting list of bands wishing to enter the arena has been reported.
To quote Martin Mortimer in the programme of 2002 "Our intention is to ... continue our aim of expanding and raising the profile of the Spring Festival, whilst maintaining the atmosphere and tradition of the old ‘Belle Vue' Contests".
Compere Robert Kerwick (GS) David Atkinson (SC) Warren Coates (ST); Contest Controller Frank Hodges ; Contest Coordinator Keith Hollinshead
Adjudicators : Grand Shield Nicholas Childs & Robert Childs
Test Pieces : Grand Shield Checkmate (Three of the Four Dances)
Adjudicators : Senior Cup Dr. Roy Newsome & Malcolm Brownbill
Test Pieces : Senior Cup Le Carnaval Romain
Adjudicators : Senior Trophy Geoffrey Whitham & James Scott
Test Pieces : Senior Cup Un Vie De Matelot
2003 - The 83rd Festival takes place with 60 bands competing in the three sections Grand Shield, Senior Cup and Senior Trophy.
The major awards go to Carlton Main who win the Shield for the second time in four years, whilst they are joined back at the Open by the newly named Scottish Co-op.
The Senior Cup is won by Rothwell Temperance from Yorkshire whilst the Senior Trophy goes to another Yorkshire based band, Pennine Brass.

 

British Open results from 1853 to date

BRITISH OPEN (BELLE VUE, MANCHESTER)

1853
Two selections of their own choice

Adjudicators - John Elwood, John Oakden (Snr), Mr Downlingate

  1. 1 Mossley Temperance. - Conductor - William Taylor
  2. 2 Dewsbury
  3. 3 Bramley Temperance
  4. 4 Bury Borough

 

1854
Two selections of their own choice

Adjudicators - John Oakden, Charles Wright, John Oakden (Snr), John Elwood

  1. 1 Leeds (Railway Foundry.) - Conductor - R. Smith
  2. 2 Dewsbury'
  3. 3 Accrington
  4. 4 Foxhill Bank
  5. 5 Milbum, Leeds
  6. 6 Bury

 

1855
Oryntia - Melling One Selection of their own choice
One selection of their own choice

  1. 1 Accrington - Conductor - R. Barnes
  2. 2 Leeds (Railway Foundry.)
  3. 3 Mossley Temperance
  4. 4 Bramley
  5. 5 Enfield
  6. 6 Dewsbury

 

1856
Stradella Overture - Flotow
One selection of their own choice

  1. 1 Leeds (Railway Foundry.) - Conductor - R. Smith
  2. 2 Leeds (Smith’s)
  3. 3 Accrington
  4. 4 Foxhill
  5. 5 Batley

 

1857
II Trovatore - Verdi
One selection of their own choice

Adjudicators - Mr. Wilson, Mr. Smyth, Mr. Burns

  1. 1Leeds (Smith's) - Conductor - R. Smith
  2. 2 Dewsbury
  3. 3 Todmorden
  4. 4 Worksop

 

1858
'On Each Living Soul Awaits' & 'Achieved is the Glorious Work' Creation (Haydn)

Adjudicators - Sam Hughes, Uriah Richardson, E. Stanton-Jones

  1. 1 Accrington - Conductor - R. Barnes
  2. 2 Dewsbury
  3. 3 Mossley
  4. 4 Holmfirth
  5. 5 Meltham

 

1859
No Contests (Only three bands entered)

Black Dyke
Dewsbury
Holmfirth

 

  1. 1860
    Zampa Overture - Herold
    One selection of their own choice

    Adjudicators - Herr. Brosing, J.E Clarke, G. Kern

  1. 1 Halifax - Conductor - J. Dewhurst
  2. 2 Dewsbury
  3. 3 Sherwood
  4. 4 Newark
  5. 5 Heckmondwyke

 

1861 Satanella - Balfe
One selection of their own choice


Adjudicators - Dan Godfrey, J. Kalroy, Henry Nicholson

  1. 1 Halifax - Conductor - J. Dewhurst
  2. 2 Dewsbury
  3. 3 Chesterfield
  4. 4 Sherwood
  5. 5 London V. A.

 

  1. 1862
    Muette de Portici - Auber One selection of their own choice

  2. Adjudicators - A. Phasey, Uriah Richardson, A. Crowe

    1 Black Dyke - Conductor - F. Galloway
    2 Dewsbury
    3 Chesterfield
    4 Bacup Volunteers
    5 Compstall

 


1863

  1. Faust-Gounod
    One selection of their own choice

Adjudicators - E. Stanton-Jones, Alfred J. Phasey

  1. 1 Black Dyke Conductor - F. Galloway
  2. 2 Bacup
  3. 3 Silsden
  4. 4 Preston

 

 

1864
The Reminiscences of Auiber
One selection of their own choice


Adjudicators - J. Waterson, Dan Godfrey, Mr Money, M. Phillips

  1. 1 Bacup - Conductor - J. Lord
  2. 2 Stalybridge
  3. 3 Leeds Model
  4. 4 Matlock
  5. 5 Black Dyke
  6. 6 Wednesbury

 

 

1865
Un’Ballo in Maschera - Verdi
One selection of their own choice

Adjudicators - Sam Hughes, J. Hawkes, Mr. Owen, Haydn Milars, P. Clarke

  1. 1 Bacup - Conductor J. Lord
  1. 2Dewsbury
  2. 3 Matlock
  3. 4 Stalybridge
  4. 5 Dodsworth's

 

 

1866
L’Africaine - Meyerbeer
One selection of their own choice

Adjudicators - Frederick Godfrey, William Winterbottom, Alfred J. Pacey, W. Williams

  1. 1Dewsbury Conductor J. Peel
  2. 2 Matlock
  3. 3 Healey Hail
  4. 4 Bacup
  5. 5 Chesterfield

 

 

1867
Der Freischutz - Weber

Adjudicators - William Winterbottom, Alfred J. Phasev, J. Gladney(Snr) W. Williams, A. G. Crow

  1. 1 Clay Cross - Conductor - J. Naylor
  2. 2 Bacup
  3. 3 Compstall
  4. 4 Mow Cop
  5. 5 Dodsworth’s

 

 

1868
Robert le Diable - Meyerbeer


Adjudicators - J. Waterson, Sam Hughes, George Carr

  1. 1 Burnley - Conductor - J. Lord
  2. 2 Heckmondwike
  3. 3 Black Dyke
  4. 4 Meltham
  5. 5 Matlock

 

 

1869
Le Prophete - Meyerbeer


Adjudicators - Alfred J. Phasey, Don Godfrey, William Winterbottom

  1. 1 Bacup - Conductor - J. Lord
  2. 2 Matlock
  3. 3 Burnley
  4. 4 Besses-o’th'-Barn
  5. 5 Linthwaite

 

1870
Ernani-Verdi


Adjudicators - C. W. Carey, Charles Godfrey, J. Sydney Jones

  1. 1 Bacup - Conductor - J. Lord
  2. 2 Matlock
  3. 3 Dewsbury
  4. 4 Besses-o'th'-Barn
  5. 5 Wednesbury

 

1871
II Barbiere - Rossini


Adjudicators -Haydn Millars, Dan Godfrey, Sam Hughes

  1. 1 Black Dyke - Conductor - Samuel Longbottom
  2. 2 Bury Borough
  3. 3 Bacup
  4. 4 Robin Hood
  5. 5 Burnley

 

1872
Souvenir de Mozart

  1. 1 Robin Hood - Conductor - H. Leverton
  2. 2 Saltaire
  3. 3 Meltham
  4. 4 Besses-o’th’-Barn
  5. 5 Bury Borough

 

1873
Dinora - Mayerbeer

Adjudicators - Charles Godfrey, William Winterbottom, William Oakden

1 Meltham - Conductor - John Gladney
2 Robin Hood
3 Black Dyke
4 Linthwaite
5 Bury Borough

 

1874
Faust- Spohr

Adjudicators - Charles Godfrey, James Lawson, Charles Cousins

  1. 1 Linthwaite - Conductor - Edwin Swift
  2. 2 Meltham
  3. 3 Besses-o'th'-Barn
  4. 4 Dewsbury
  5. 5 Saltaire

 

1875
II Talismano - Balfe


Adjudicators - Charles Godfrey, J.P. Clarke, J. Meleny

  1. 1 Kingston - Conductor - John Gladney
  2. 2 Meltham
  3. 3 Linthwaite
  4. 4 Stalybridge
  5. 5 Saltaire



1876
 Aida-Verdi

  1. 1 Meltham - Conductor - John Gladney
  2. 2 Kingston
  3. 3 Holm Mills
  4. 4 Linthwaite
  5. 5 Golcar

 

1877
Jessonda - Spohr

Adjudicators - Charles Godfrey, H. Sihald, C. W. Carey

  1. 1 Meltham - Conductor - John Gladney
  2. 2 Black Dyke
  3. 3 Holm Mills
  4. 4 Denton Original
  5. 5 Kingston

 

1878
Romeo et Giulietta - Gounod


Adjudicators - C. Godfrey, W. Winterbottom, F. Heiclelmann

  1. 1 Meltham - Conductor - John Gladney
  2. 2 kidsgrovc
  3. 3 Denton
  4. 4 Accrington
  5. 5 Holm Mills

 

1879
The Last Judgement - Spohr


Adjudicators - Charles Godfrey, Edwin C.F Hare, J. Kendrick-Pyne

  1. 1 Black Dyke - Conductor - J. Fawcett
  2. 2 Accrington
  3. 3 Barnsley
  4. 4 Saltaire
  5. 5 Boarshurst

1880
I Vespri Siciliani - Verdi


Adjudicators - Charles Godfrey, W.J. Fleet

  1. 1 Black Dyke - Conductor - Alex Owen
  2. 2 Stalybridge
  3. 3 Nelson
  4. 4 Linlhwaite
  5. 5 Travvden
    6 Boarshurst

 

1881
Cinq Mars - Gounod


Adjudicators - Charles Godfrey, J. P. Clarke, James Jenkins

  1. 1 Black Dyke - Conductor - Alex Owen
  2. 2 Meltham
  3. 3 Stalybridge
  4. 4 Boarshurst
  5. 5 Trawden
  6. 6 Barnsley

 

1882
II Seraglio - Mozart

Adjudicators ~~ Charles Godfrey, M. Hiram, J. Kendrick-Pyne

  1. 1Clayton-le-Moor Conductor - Alex Owen
  2. 2 Linthwaite
  3. 3 Barnsley
  4. 4 Littleboro’ Public
  5. 5 Stalybridge
  6. 6 Oldham Rifles

 

1883
U Giuramento - Mercadante

Adjudicators - Charles Godfrey, Edwin C.F. Hare, John H. Amers

  1. 1 Littleboro' Public - Conductor - Edwin Swift
  2. 2 Burslem
  3. 3 Honley
  4. 4 Oldham Rifles
  5. 5 Besses-o'th'-Barn
  6. 6 Stocksbridge

 

  1. 1884
    La Gazza Ladra - Rossini

Adjudicators - Charles Godfrey, Hamilton Clarke, F. Vetter

  1. 1 Honley Conductor John Gladney
  2. 2 Oldham Rifles
  3. 3 Black Dyke
  4. 4 Linthwaite
  5. 5 Littleboro’
    6 Besses-o’th’-Barn

 

  1. 1885
    Nabucodonsor - Verdi

Adjudicators - Charles Godfrey, J. Hartmann, F. Vetter

  1. 1 Kingston Mills - Conductor - John Gladney
  2. 2 Littleboro’
  3. 3 Besses-o’th'-Barn
  4. 4 Oldham Rifles
  5. 5 Honley
    6 Accrington

 

1886
La Favorita - Donizetti


Adjudicators - Charles Godfrey, F. Kappy, T. Thllis-Timnell

  1. 1 Kingston Mills - Conductor - John Gladney
  2. 2 Heywood Rifles
  3. 3 Littleboro' Public
  4. 4 Honley
  5. 5 Stocksbridge
  6. 6 Glossop Volunteers.

 

  1. 1887
    'Etoile du Nord - Meyerbeer

Adjudicators - James Lawson, James Amers, Sam Hughes

  1. 1 Kingston Mills - Conductor - John Gladney
  2. 2 Black Dyke
  3. 3 Besses-o’th’-Barn
  4. 4 Honley
  5. 5 Leeds Forge
  6. 6 Todmorden Old

 

1888
Der Fliegend Hollander - Wagner

Adjudicators - Charles Godfrey, George Millet; J. Kendrick-Pyne

  1. 1 Wyke Temp. - Conductor - Edwin Swift
  2. 2 Black Dyke
  3. 3 Todmorden
  4. 4 Wyke Old
  5. 5 Oldham Rifles
  6. 6 Rochdale Amateurs.

 

1889
La Reine de Saba - Gounod

 Adjudicators - James Amers, H. Henton, J.O. Shepherd

  1. 1 Wyke Temperance. - Conductor - Edwin Swift
  2. 2 Kingston Mills
  3. 3 Leeds Forge
  4. 4 Stocksbridge
  5. 5 Todmorden Old
  6. 6 Linthwaite
  1. 1890
  2. Euryanthe - Weber

 

Adjudicators - Manuel Bilton, H. W. Dowdall, Charles T. Hurst

  1. 1 Batley Old - Conductor - John Gladney
  2. 2 Leeds Forge
  3. 3 Wyke Temperance
  4. 4 Black Dyke
  5. 5 Linthwaite
  6. 6 Kingston Mills

 

  1. 1891
  2. Das Nachtlager in Granada - Kreutzer

 

Adjudicators - Carl Kiefert, G. Jaeger, C. Evans

  1. 1Black Dyke - Conductor - John Gladney
  2. 2 Wyke Temperance
  3. 3 Dewsbury Old
  4. 4 Besses-o’th’-Barn
  5. 5 Lindley
  6. 6 Linthwaite

 

1892
Zaar und Zimmermann - Lortzing

Adjudicators - H. Clarke, Manuel Bilton, Carl Kiefert

  1. 1 Besses-o’th'-Barn - Conductor - Alex Owen
  2. 2 Kingston Mills
  3. 3 Lindley
  4. 4 1" Glamorgan
  5. 5 Oldham Rifles
    6 Batley Old

 

1893
Elaine - Bemberg

Adjudicators - J. Sommer, Carl Kiefert, F. A. Marks

  1. 1 Kingston Mills - Conductor - John Gladney
  2. 2 Cornholme
  3. 3 Rochdale Old
  4. 4 Batley Old
  5. 5 Denton Original
    6 Kettering Town

 

1894
The Golden Web - Goring Thomas

Adjudicators - J. Englefield, Carl Kiefert, Sam Cope

  1. 1 Besses-o’th’-Barn - Conductor - Alex Owen
  2. 2 Kingston Mills
  3. 3 Black Dyke
  4. 4 Wyke Temperance
  5. 5 Goodshaw
  6. 6 Mossley

 

1895
Hansel and Gretel - Humperdinck Opera

Adjudicators - J. Englefield, W. Short, G. Jaeger

  1. 1 Black Dyke - Conductor - John Gladney
  2. 2 Wyke Temperance
  3. 3 Besses-o’th’-Barn
  4. 4 Rushden Temperance
  5. 5 Lindley
  6. 6 Mossley

 

1896
Gabriella-Pizzi

Adjudicators - Edwin Binding, Carl Kiefert, G. Jaeger

  1. 1 Black Dyke - Conductor - John Gladney
  2. 2 Kingston Mills
  3. 3 Batley Old
  4. 4 Lindley
  5. 5 Wyke Temperance
    6 Besses-o'th'-Barn

 

1897
Moses in Egypt - Rossini

Adjudicators - J. Englefield, George Miller, Charles Godfrey (jnr)

1 Mossley - Conductor - Alex Owen
2 Kingston Mills
3 Batley Old
4 Pemberton Old
5 Lindley
6 Luton Red Cross

 

1898
Grand Fantasia from the works of Mendelssohn

Adjudicators - Carl Kiefert, J. Sommer, J. Kendrick-Pyne

  1. 1 Wyke Temp. - Conductor - Edwin Swift
  2. 2 Hucknall Temperance
  3. 3 Lea Mills
  4. 4 Batley Old
  5. 5 Kettering Rifles
  6. 6 C'rooke

 

1899
Aroldo-Verdi

Adjudicators - Carl Kiefert, Fred Haines, J. Ord-Hume

  1. 1 Black Dyke Conductor - John Gladney
  2. 2 Hucknall Temperance
  3. 3 Lee Mount
  4. 4 Crooke
  5. 5 Lea Mills
  6. 6 Mossley

 

  1. 1900
  2. La Gioconda - Ponchielli

Adjudicators - Carl Kiefert, J.O. Shepherd, J. Kendrick-Pyne

  1. 1 Lindley - Conductor - John Gladney
  2. 2 Black Dyke
  3. 3 Pemberton Old
  4. 4 Lee Mount
  5. 5 Crooke
  6. 6 Hucknall Temperance

 

  1. 1901
  2. Mirella - Gonoud


Adjudicators - Carl Kiefert, J.Englefield, Henry Watson

  1. 1Kingston Mills - Conductor - Alex Owen
    2Lindley
  2. 3 Crooke
  3. 4 Irwell Springs
  4. 5 Pemberton Old
  5. 6 Northfield

 

1902
JUBILEE
L’Ebreo - Appoloni


Adjudicators - Carl Kiefert, Geo. T.H. Seddon, Frederick Vetter


1 Black Dyke Mills - Conductor - John Gladney
2 Pemberton Old
3 Besses-o'th'-Barn
4 Irwell Springs
5 Lindley
6 Rochdale Old

 

  1. 1903
    Caractacus - Elgar

Adjudicators - Manuel Bilton, J.O. Shepherd, J.B. Beswick

  1. 1Pemberton Old - Conductor - John Gladney
  2. 2 Black Dyke Mills
  3. 3 Irwell Springs
  4. 4 Lindley
  5. 5 Lee Mount
  6. 6 King Cross Sub

 

1904
Semiramide - Rossini


Adjudicators - Manuel Bilton, Charles Godfrey, Frederick Vetter

  1. 1 Black Dyke Mills - Conductor - John Gladney
  2. 2 Pemberton Old
  3. 3 Lindley
  4. 4 Lea Mills
  5. 5 Wingates Temperance
    6 Linlhwaite

 

1905
Cosi Fan Tutti - Mozart


Adjudicators - Charles Godfrey, J.O. Shepherd, Geo T.H. Seddon

1 Irwell Springs - Conductor - William Rimrner
2 Black Dyke Mills
3 Lindley
4 Linthwaite
5 Rochdale Public
6 Pemberton Old

 

1906
Les Huguenots - Meyerbeer

Adjudicators - Lieut. Charles Godfrey, S. Cramer-Suckley, R.C. Stephens

  1. 1 Wingates Temperance - Conductor - W. Rimmer
  2. 2 Goodshaw
  3. 3 Rochdale Public
  4. 4 Linthwaite
  5. 5 Irwell Springs
  6. 6 Pemberton Old

 

  1.  1907
  2. Robin Hood - Macfarren
  3. Adjudicators - Lieut. Charles Godfrey Manuel E. Bilton, E lfetter

 

1 Wingates Temperance - Conductor - W. Rimmer
2 Black Dyke
3 Goodshaw
4 Royal Oakeley
5 Shaw
6 Pemberton Old

 

1908
A Souvenir of Grieg

Adjudicators - Lieut. Charles Godfrey, Carl Kiefert, J. O. Shepherd

  1. 1 Black Dyke Mills - Conductor - W. Rimmer
  2. 2 Rushden Temperance
  3. 3 ‘Perfection’ Soap Works
  4. 4 Lindley
  5. 5 Linthwaite

6 Irwell Springs

 

1909
II Bravo - Marlianl

Adjudicators - Lieut. Charles Godfrey, Manuel E. Bilton, S. Cramer-Suckley

  1. 1 Fodens Motor Works Sandbach - Conductor - W'. Rimmer
  1. 2 Black Dyke Mills
  2. 3 'Perfection' Soap Works, Warrington
  3. 4 Hebden Bridge
  4. 5 Wingates Temperance
  5. 6 Irwell Springs

 

1910
Acis and Galatea- Handel


Adjudicators - Lieut. Charles Godfrey, Carl Kiefert, Dr. Henry Watson

  1. 1 Fodens Motor Works - Conductor — W. Halliweii
  2. 2 Shaw
  3. 3 'Perfection' SoapWorks, Warrington
  4. 4 Wingates Temp.
  5. 5 Hebden Bridge
  6. 6 Slaithwaite

 

1911
Eugen Onegin - Tschaikovsky


Adjudicators - Lieut. Charles Godfrey, Carl Kiefert, Frank Owen

  1. 1 Hebden Bridge - Conductor - W. Halliwell
  2. 2 Fodens Motor Works
  3. 3 'Perfection' Soap
  4. 4 Batley Old
  5. 5 Irwell Springs
  6. 6 Luton Red Cross

 

1912
DIAMOND JUBILEE
Les Diamants de la Couronne - Auber


  1. Adjudicators - Lieut. Charles Godfrey, Carl Kiefert, J.O. Shepherd

  1. 1 Fodens Motor Works. - Conductor - W. Halliwell
  2. 2 St. Hilda Colliery
  3. 3 Shaw
  4. 4 Black Dyke Mills
  5. 5 Dannemora Steel
  6. 6 Irwell Springs

 

1913
A Souvenir of Gounod


  1. Adjudicators - Lieut. Charles Godfrey, Carl Kiefert, J.O. Shepherd


1 Fodens Motor. Works. - Conductor - W. Halliwell
2 Shaw
3 Irwell Springs
4 Wingates Temperance
5 Crosfield’s Soap Works
6 St. Hilda Colliery

 

  1. 1914
    Joseph und seine Bruder - Mehul


Adjudicators - Lieut. Charles Godfrey, J.O. Shepherd, W. Short

  1. 1 Black Dyke Mills - Conductor - J.A. Greenwood
  2. 2 Wingates Temperance
  3. 3 Fodens Motor Works
  4. 4 Hebden Bridge
  5. 5 Irwell Springs
  6. 6 Linthwaite

 

  1. 1915
  2. II Furioso - Donizetti


Adjudicators - Manuel E. Bilton, J. O. Shepherd, Frank Owen

  1. 1 Fodens Motor Works. - Conductor - W. Halliwell
  2. 2 Horwich Railway Mechanic Inst.
  3. 3 King Cross, Halifax
  4. 4 Irwell Springs
  5. 5 Harton Colliery, South Shields
  6. 6 Nelson Old

 

  1. 1916
    La Traviata - Verdi


  2. Adjudicators - Harry Barlow, A. Lawton, Geo. H. Mercer

  1. 1 Horwich Railway Mechanics’ Ins. - Conductor - J. A. Greenwood
  2. 2 Fodens Motor Works
  3. 3 Black Dyke Mills
  4. 4 King Cross, Halifax
  5. 5 Wingates Temperance
6 Irwell Springs

 

1917
Le Pre-aux-Clercs - Herold

 

Adjudicators - Harry Barlow, Angus Holden, . Lawton, Geo. H. Mercer

1 Horwich Railway Mechanice institute - Conductor - J.A. Greenwood
2 Black Dyke Mills
3 Woodlands Village (Doncaster)
4 Glazebury Church
5 Pemberton Old
6 Fodens Motor Works

 

1918
II Bravo - Marliani

Adjudicators - Harry Barlow, Geo. H. Mercer, James F Slater

  1. 1 Wingates Temperance - Conductor - W. Halliwell
  2. 2 Irwell Springs
  3. 3 Besses-oTh'-Barn
  4. 4 Darton Main Colliery
  5. 5 Fodens Motor Works
  6. 6 Horwich Railway Mechanics Institute

 

1919
The Lily of Killarney - Benedict

Adjudicators - Harry Barlow, Tom Motgan, H. Muddiman

  1. 1 Harton Colliery - Conductor - G. Hawkins
  2. 2 Wingates Temperance
  3. 3 St. Hilda Colliery
  4. 4 Black Dyke Mills
  5. 5 King Cross. Halifax
  6. 6 Horwich Railway. Mechanics Institute
  1. 1920
    I Lombardi - Verdi

Adjudicators - Harry Barlow, Herbert Scott, J. Manley

  1. 1 Besses-otlh’-Barn - Conductor - W. Wood
  2. 2 Wingates Temp.
  3. 3 York. Main Colliery Edlington
  4. 4 Hebden Bridge
  5. 5 Black Dyke Mills
    6 Shaw

 

1921
Maritana - Wallace

Adjudicators - Harry Barlow, H. Muddiman, Geo Nichols

1 Wingates Temperance - Conductor - W. Halliwell
2 Barrow Shipyard
3 Black Dyke Mills
4 Biddulph
5 Goodshaw
6 Gwauncaegurwen. Glamorgan

 

1922
Lohengrin - Wagner

Adjudicators - Harry Barlow, Dr T. Keighley, Tom Morgan

  1. 1 South Elmsall & Frickley Colliery - Conductor - N. Thorpe
  2. 2 Black Dyke Mills
  3. 3 Besses-o'th'-Barn
  4. 4 Wingates Temperance
  5. 5 'Perfection' Soap Works
  6. 6 Gwauncaegurwen

 

  1. 1923
    Dinorah - Meyerbeer

Adjudicators - Dr. T. Keighley, Geo. Nichols, J. Manley

  1. 1 Wingates Temperance - Conductor - W. Halliwell
  2. 2 Creswell Colliery
  3. 3 Besses-o'th'-Barn
  4. 4 'Perfection' Soap Works
  5. 5 Gwauncaegurwen
  6. 6 South Elmsall & Frickley Colliery

 

  1. 1924
  2. Selection from Franz Liszt

Adjudicators - Dr. T. Keighley, J. Manley, H. Muddiman

  1. 1 Australia (Newcastle Steel Works) - Conductor - A.FI. Baile
  2. 2 Creswell Colliery
  3. 3 Flarton Colliery
  4. 4 Gwauncaegurwen
  5. 5 W'ingates Temperance
  6. 6 ‘Perfection’ Soap

 

  1. 1925

Macbeth - Keighley

Adjudicators - Dr. T. Keighley, Geo. Nichols, W. Halstead

 

  1. 1 Creswell Colliery - Conductor - J.A. Greenwood
    2 Nutgrove
  2. 3 Fodens Motor Works
  3. 4 Amington
  4. 5 Irwell Springs
  5. 6 Clydebank Burgh

 

1926
A Midsummer’s Night Dream - Keighley

Adjudicators - Dr. T Keighley, Harry Barlow, Edward Dunn


  1. 1 Fodens Motor Works - Conductor - W. Flalliwell
  2. 2 Wingates Temperance
  3. 3 St. Hilda Colliery
  4. 4 Australian C’wth.
  5. 5 Glazebury
  6. 6 Hebden Bridge

 

1927
Merry Wives of Windsor - Keighley

Adjudicators - Dr T. Keighley, Geo. Nichols, James Brier

  1. 1 Fodens Motor Works - Conductor - W. Halliwell
  2. 2 Callender’s Cable
  3. 3 Milnrow Public
  4. 4 Blackpool Excelsior
  5. 5 Carlton Main Colliery
  6. 6 Nelson Old

 

  1. 1928
    Lorenzo - Keighley

    Adjudicators - Henry Geehl, Basil Windsor

    1 Fodens Motor Works - Conductor - W. Halliwell
  1. 2 Callenders Cable Works
  2. 3 Nutgrove
  3. 4 Carlton Main Friekley Colliery
  4. 5 Creswell Colliery

6 Rothwell Temperance

 

  1. 1929
    Pathetic - Beethoven

    Adjudicators - Henry Geehl, Geo Nichols, Edward Dunn

  2. 1 Brighouse and Rastrick - Conductor - F. Berry
    2 Wingates Temperance
  3. 3 Carlisle St. Stephens
  4. 4 Nutgrove
  5. 5 Milnrow Public
  6. 6 Glazebury

1930
Oriental Rhapsody - Bantock

Adjudicators - Fred Mortimer, Basil Windsor

  1. 1 Eccles Borough - Conductor - J. Dow
  2. 2 Milnrow Public
  3. 3 Wingates Temperance
  4. 4 Carlisle St. Stephens
  5. 5 Baxendale’s Works.
  6. 6 Glazebury

 

1931
Suite - Springtime - Morris

Adjudicators - Dr. T. Keighley, T.J. Rees

  1. 1 Besses-o’th’-Barn - Conductor W. Halliwell
  2. 2 Glazebury
  3. 3 Milnrow Public
  4. 4 Irwell Springs
  5. 5 Eccles Borough
  6. 6 Dove Holes Public

 

1932
The Crusaders - Keighley

Adjudicators — Dr. T. Keighley, Herbert Bennett, David Aspinall

  1. 1 Brighouse and Rastrick - Conductor - W. Halliwell
  2. 2 Nelson Old
  3. 3 Metropolitan Works Birmingham
  4. 4 Baxendale’s Works
  5. 5 Luton

6 Amington

 

1933
Princess Nada - Denis Wright

Adjudicators — Denis Knight, Herbert Bennett, George Hawkins

  1. 1 Brighouse and Rastrick - Conductor - W. Halliwell
    2 Baxendale's Works
  2. 3 Amington
  3. 4 Luton
  4. 5 Milnrow Public
  5. 6 Dove Holes Public

 

1934
Pageantry - Howells

Adjudicators - Herbert Bennett, James Brier, C.A. Anderson

  1. 1 Brighouse and Rastrick - Conductor - W. Halliwell
  2. 2 Black Dyke Mills
  3. 3 Wingates Temperance
  4. 4 Edge Hill L.M.S.
  5. 5 Nelson Old
  6. 6 Besses-o'th'-Barn

 

1935
A Northern Rhapsody - Keighley

Adjudicators - Herbert Bennett, Walter Reynolds Referee - Di: T. Keighley

  1. 1 Black Dyke Mills Conductor Wr. Halliwell
  2. 2 Wingates Temperance
  3. 3 Abram Colliery
  4. 4 Baxendale's Works
  5. 5 Nelson Old
  6. 6 Milnrow Public

 

1936
Robin Hood - Geehl

Adjudicators - Herbert Bennett, Frank Wright Referee - Henry Geehl

1 Brighouse and Rastrick - Conductor - W. Halliwell

  1. 2 Abram Colliery
  2. 3 Luton
  3. 4 Black Dyke Mills
  4. 5 Wingates Temperance
  5. 6 Metropolitan Works, Birmingham


1937
Academic Festival Overture - Brahms Arr. Denis Wright


Adjudicators - Herbert Bennett, Chas. Ward, Referee - James Brier

  1. 1 Besses-o'th'-Barn - Conductor - W. Wood
  2. 2 Slaithwaite
  3. 3 Black Dyke Mills
  4. 4 Bickershaw Colliery
  5. 5 Baxendale’s (Manchester) Works
  6. 6 Luton

 

1938
Owain Glyndwr - Price

Adjudicators - Herbert Bennett, Harold C. Hind, Referee - Dr. R. Maldwyn Price

1 Slaithwaite - Conductor - Noel Thorpe
2 Black Dyke Mills
3 Luton
4 Besses-o’th'-Barn
5 Edge Hill L.M.S.
6 Brighouse and Rastrick

 

1939
A Downland Suite - Ireland

Adjudicators - James Brier, Fred Bonelli

  1. 1 Wingates Temperance Conductor - W. Wood
  2. 2 Nelson
  3. 3 Brighouse and Rastrick
  4. 4 Bickershaw Colliery
  5. 5 Black Dyke Mills
  6. 6 Cadishead Public

1940
Clive of India - Holbrooke

Adjudicators - Harold C. Hind, Alfred Ashpole

  1. 1 Bickershaw Colliery - Conductor - W. Haydock
  2. 2 Creswell Colliery
  3. 3 Brighouse and Rastrick
  4. 4 I.C.I. (Alkali)
  5. 5 City of Coventry

 

1941
Choice (a) Academic Festival Overture Choice (b) Robin Hood Choice (c) The Crusaders

Adudicators - Dr. Harold C. Hind, George Hawkins

  1. 1Fairey Aviation Works - Conductor - Harry Mortimer
  2. 2 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery
  3. 3 City of Coventry
  4. 4 Bickershaw Colliery
  5. 5 Harton Colliery
  6. 6 I.C.I. (Alkali)


    1942
    Choice of Lorenzo or Pageantry

    Adjudicators - Dr. Harold C. Hind, Frank Wright Referee - James Brier

    1. 1 Fairey Aviation - Conductor - Harry Mortimer
    2. 2 Bickershaw Colliery
    3. 3 City of Coventry
    4. 4 Brighouse and Rastrick
    5. 5 Creswell Colliery
    6. 6 Yorkshire Copper Works

 

1943
Symphony No. 5 - Beethoven Arr. D. Wright

Adjudicators — Herbert Bennett, Henry Geehl Referee - Tom Eastwood

  1. 1 Bickershaw Colliery - Conductor — W. Haydock
  2. 2 Fairey Aviation
  3. 3 Creswell Colliery
  4. 4 Brighouse and Rastrick
  5. 5 Barrow Shipyard
  6. 6 Yorkshire Copper Works

 

1944
Fantasia: The Tempest-Johnstone

Adjudicators - Dr. Harold C. Hind, Frank Wright, Alfred Ashpole

  1. 1 Fairey Aviation - Conductor - Harry Mortimer
  2. 2 Creswell Colliery
  3. 3 Bickershaw Colliery
  4. 4 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery
  5. 5 Clydebank Burgh
  6. 6 Brighouse and Rastrick

 

1945
Suite: Pride of Race - K. A. Wright

Adjudicators - Dr. Harold C. Hind, Frank Wright, J.C. Dvson

  1. 1 Fairey Aviation - Conductor Harry Mortimer
  2. 2 Grimethorpe Colliery
  3. 3 Bickershaw Colliery
  4. 4 Creswell Colliery
    5 Edge Hill L.M.S.
    6 Park & Dare Workmen (S. Wales)

 

1946
Overture : Salute to Freedom - Eric Ball

Adjudicators - Henry Geehl, Dr. Harold C. Hind. Frank Wright

  1. 1 Bickershaw Colliery Conductor - Harry Mortimer
  2. 2 Fairey Aviation
  3. 3 Munn & Feltons
  4. 4 Creswell Colliery
  5. 5 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery
  6. 6 Grimethorpe Colliery Institute

 

1947
Tone Poem: Henry V - Price

Adjudicators - Frank Wright, George Hawkins, A. W. Parker

1 Fairey Aviation Conductor Harry Mortimer
2 Wingates Temperance
3 Creswell Colliery
4 Barrow Shipyard
5 Bickershaw Colliery
6 Black Dyke Mills

 

1948
Music for Brass - Denis Wright

Adjudicators - Dr. Harold C. Hind, Herbert Bennett, George Turner

  1. 1 C.W.S. Manchester Conductor - Eric Ball
  2. 2 Fairey Aviation
  3. 3 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery
  4. 4 Creswell Colliery
  5. 5 Munn & Feltons
  6. 6 Rushden Temperance

 

1949
Rhapsody in Brass - Goffin

Adjudicators - Dr. Harold C. Hind,Frank Wright, Tom E. Atkinson

1 Fairey Aviation - Conductor - Harry Mortimer
2 Ransome & Maries
3 Munn & Feltons
4 Rushden Temperance
5 Horden Colliery
6 C.W.S. (Manchester)

1950
Resurgam -EricBall

Adjudicators - Herbert Bennett, Dr Harold C. Hind, Frank Wright

  1. 1 Fairey Aviation - Conductor - Harry Mortimer
  2. 2 Cory Workmen’s
  3. 3 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery
  4. 4 C.W.S. (Manchester)
  5. 5 Rushden Temperance
  6. 6 Munn & Feltons

 

1951
The Conquerors - Eric Ball

Adjudicators - Dr Harold C. Hind, Alfred Ashpole, J.A. Greenwood

  1. 1 Ransome & Maries - Conductor - Eric Ball
  2. 2 Prescot Cable Works
  3. 3 C.W.S. (Manchester)
  4. 4 Cory Workmen’s
  5. 5 Rushden Temperance
  6. 6 Fairey Aviation

 

1951
CENTENARY
Scena Sinfonica - Henry Geehl

Adjudicators - Herbert Bennett, Henry Geehl, Dr Harold C. Hind, Frank Wright

  1. 1 C.W.S. (Manchester) - Conductor - Eric Ball
  2. 2 Fodens Motor Works
  3. 3 Munn & Feltons
  4. 4 Prescot Cable Works
  5. 5 Black Dyke Mills
    6 Clayton Aniline

 

1953
The Three Musketeers - Hespe

Adjudicators - Dr. Harold C. Hind, Dr. Denis Wright, George W. Hespe

  1. 1 National Band of New Zealand - Conductor K.G.L. Smith (New Zealand)
  2. 2 Fairey Aviation
  3. 3 Black Dyke Mills
  4. 4 C.W.S. (Manchester)
  5. 5 Fodens Motor Works
  6. 6 Munn & Feltons

 

1954
Tournament for Brass - Eric Ball

Adjudicators - Dr. Harold C. Hind, Dr: Denis Wright, Henry Geehl

  1. 1 Munn & Feltons Conductor Stanley Boddington
  2. 2 Ferodo Works
  3. 3 John White Footwear
  4. 4 Ransome & Maries
  5. 5 C.W.S. (Manchester)
  6. 6 Clayton Aniline

 

1955
Sinfonietta for Brass Band - Leidzen

Adjudicators - Eric Leidzen, Walter B. Hargreaves, Dr: Denis Wright

  1. 1 Ferodo Works Conductor Geo. Hespe
  2. 2 John White Footwear
  3. 3 C.W.S. (Manchester)
  4. 4 Ransome & Maries
  5. 5 Y.E.WC.O. Works
  6. 6 Rushden Temperance

 

1956
Tam o’Shanter’s Ride - Denis Wright

Adjudicators - Dr. Denis Wright, Frank Wright, T.J. Powell

  1. 1 Fairey Aviation - Conductor - Harry Mortimer
  2. 2 C.W.S. (Manchester)
  3. 3 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery
  4. 4 Ferodo Works
  5. 5 Besses-o'th’-Barn
6 Creswell Colliery

 

1957
Carnival - Helen Perkin

Adjudicators - Frank Wright, Dr Harold C. Hind

  1. 1 Black Dyke Mills - Conductor - Major G.H. Willcocks
  2. 2 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery
  3. 3 Fodens Motor Works
  4. 4 Besses-o'th’-Barn
  5. 5 Rushden Temerance
  6. 6 Fairev Aviation


1958
Sunset Rhapsody - Eric Ball

Adjudicators - Dr. Denis Wright, T.J. Powell, Harry’ Heyes

1 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Conductor - Jack Atherton
2 Besses -o’th’-Barn
3 Black Dyke Mills
4 Fodens Motor Works
5 Morris Motors
6 Creswell Colliery

 

  1. 1959
    The Undaunted- Eric Ball

Adjudicators - Dr. Harold Hind, Frank Wright, Eric Ball

  1.  Besses O'Th' Bam - Conductor W. Wood
  2.  Carlton Main Frickley Colliery
  3.  Morris Motors
  4.  Fairey Aviation
  5.  Templemore Avenue
  6.  Brighouse and Rastrick

 

  1. 1960
    Fantasia-Mozartarr. Sargent

    Adjudicators - Harry Heyes, Dr Denis Wright, Drake Rimmer

    1 C.W.S. (Manchester) - Conductor - Alex Mortimer
  1. 2 The Fairey Band
  2. 3 Grimethorpe Colliery
  3. 4 Rushden Temperance
  4. 5 Brighouse and Rastrick
  5. 6 Luton Band

 

1961
Main Street - Eric Ball

Adjudicators - Eric Ball, Walter B. Hargreaves, T. J. Powell

  1. The Fairey Band - Conductor - Leonard Lamb
    Wingates Temperance
  2.  Grimethorpe Colliery
  3.  Brighouse and Rastrick
  4.  Ransome & Maries
  5.  C.W.S. (Manchester)

 

1962
Island Heritage - Helen Perkin

Adjudicators - Eric Ball, Harry Heyes, John Faulds

  1. 1 The Fairey Band - Conductor - Leonard Lamb
  2. 2 Ransome & Maries Works Band
  3. 3 Yorkshire Imperial Metals
  4. 4 Crossleys Carpet Works
  5. 5 Morris Motors
  6. 6 Black Dyke Mills


    1963
    Life Divine - Jenkins

    Adjudicators - Dr. Denis Wright, W. Hargreaves, W. Wood

    1. 1 The Fairey Band - Conductor - Leonard Lamb
    2. 2 Grimethorpe Colliery Institute
    3. 3 Black Dyke Mills
    4. 4 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery
    5. 5 Scottish C.W.S. Band
    6. 6 Lindley Band

 

1964
Lorenzo - Keighley

Adjudicators - Alex Mortimer, Drake Rimmr, T.A. Atkinson

  1. 1 Fodens Motor Works - Conductor - Rex Mortimer
  2. 2 Lindley Band
  3. 3 B.M.C. (Morris Motors)
  4. 4 Brighouse and Rastrick
  5. 5 G.U.S. (Footwear) Band
  6. 6 Besses o’th’Barn

 

1965
Saga of the North - Jenkins


  1. 1 The Fairey Band - Conductor - Leonard Lamb
    2 Brighouse & Rastrick
  2. 3 BMC (Morris Motors)
  3. 4 Fodens Motor Works
  4. 5 Yorkshire Imperial Metals
  5. 6 Ransome and Maries


  6. 1966
    A Downland Suite - John Ireland

    Adjudicators - Dr. Dennis Wright, Eric Bravington, John R. Carr
  1. 1 CWS (Manchester) - Conductor - Alex Mortimer
  2. 2 Yorkshire Imperial Metals
  3. 3 BMC (Morris Motors)
  4. 4 Wingates Temperance
  5. 5 Black Dyke Mills
  6. 6 Besses O’ th' Barn

 

1967
A Comedy Overture - John Ireland

Adjudicators - Eric Bravington, Col. D. A. Pope, Drake Rimmer

  1. 1 Grimethorpe Colliery - Conductor - George Thompson
  2. 2 The Fairey Band
  3. 3 Wingates Temperance
  4. 4 Yorkshire Imperial Metals
  5. 5 BMC (Morris Motors)
  6. 6 CWS (Manchester)

 

1968
John O’Gaunt - Gilbert Vinter

Adjudicators - Gilbert Vinter, T.F. Atkinson, Lt Col. Basil Brown O.B.E.

  1. 1 Black Dyke Mills - Conductor Geoffrey Brand
  2. 2 Wingates Temperance
  3. 3 Grimethorpe Colliery
  4. 4 CWS (Manchester)
  5. 5 Fodens Motor Works
  6. 6 BMC (Morris Motors)

 

1969
Spectrum - Gilbert Vinter

Adjudicators - Gilbert Vinter, Sir Vivian Dunn, J.R. Carr

  1. 1 Grimethorpe Colliery - Conductor - George Thompson
    2 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery
  2. 3 The Fairey Band
  3. 4 CWS (Manchester)
  4. 5 Ransome and Maries
  5. 6 GUS (Footwear)

1970
Pageantry - Howells

Adjudicators - Dr. Herbert Howells, J. Mackintosh, J.R. Carr

  1. 1 Yorkshire Imperial Metals - Conductor - Trevor Walmsey
  2. 2 CWS (Manchester)
  3. 3 Fodens Motor Works
  4. 4 Black Dyke Mills
  5. 5 Thoresby Colliery
  6. 6 The Fairey Band

 

1971
Festival Music - Eric Ball

Adjudicators - Eric Ball, Drake Rimmer, Col. D. A. Pope

  1. 1 Yorkshire Imperial Metals - Conductor - Trevor Walmsey
  2. 2 Black Dyke Mills
  3. 3 Grimethorpe Colliery
  4. 4 The Fairey Band
  5. 5 Brighouse & Rastrick
  6. 6 Morris Concert

 

1972
Sovereign Heritage - Jack Beever

Adjudicators - Eric Ball, Major James Howe M.B.E., Eric Bravington

  1. 1 Black Dyke Mills - Conductor - Geoffrey Brand
  2. 2 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery
  3. 3 The Cory Band
  4. 4 Grimethorpe Colliery
  5. 5 Fodens Motor Works
  6. 6 Yorkshire Imperial Metals

 

1973
The Accursed Huntsman - Franck

Adjudicators - Eric Ball, Major James Howe M.B.E., Enoch Jackson

  1. 1 Black Dyke Mills - Conductor - Roy Newsome
  2. 2 Grimethorpe Colliery
  3. 3 Brighouse & Rastrick
  4. 4 Yorkshire Imperial Metals
  5. 5 Hammonds Sauce Works
  6. 6 Stanshawe (Bristol)

 

1974
James Cook ‘Circumnavigator’ - Vinter

Adjudicators — Eric Bravington, William Relton, Lt Col. Trevor Sharpe

  1. 1 Black Dyke Mills - Conductor - Roy Newsome
  2. 2 Stanshawe (Bristol)
  3. 3 GUS (Footwear)
  4. 4 Yorkshire Imperial Metals
  5. 5 The Cory Band
  6. 6 City of Coventry

 

1975
Fireworks - Elgar Howarth

Adjudicators - Elgar Howarth, William Relton, Roy Newsome

  1. 1 Wingates Temperance - Conductor - Richard Evans
  2. 2 The Fairey Band
  3. 3 Yorkshire Imperial Metals
  4. 4 The Cory Band
  5. 5 Skellerup Woolston (New Zealand)
  6. 6 Stanshawe (Bristol)

 

1976
An Epic Symphony - Fletcher

Adjudicators - Sir Vivian Dunn, Eric Bravington, William Relton

  1. 1 Black Dyke Mills - Conductor - Major Peter Parkes
  2. 2 Stanshawe (Bristol)
  3. 3 Brighouse & Rastrick
  4. 4 The Cory Band
  5. 5 Grimethorpe Colliery
  6. 6 Wingates Temperance

 

1977
Diadem of Gold - Bailey arr. Frank Wright

Adjudicators - William Relton, Stanley Boddington, Arthur Butterworth

  1. 1 Black Dyke Mills - Conductor - Major Peter Parkes
  2. 2 Brighouse & Rastrick
  3. 3 Fairey Engineering Works
  4. 4 Hammond Sauce Works
  1. 5 Ever Ready (GB)
  2. 6 William Davies Construction

 

1978
Benvenuto Cellini - Berlioz arr. Frank Wright

Adjudicators - Sir Vivian Dunn, Eric Bravington, Stanley Boddington

  1. 1 Brighouse & Rastrick - Conductor Geoffrey Brand
  2. 2 Black Dyke Mills
  3. 3 Ransome, Hoffman, Pollards
  4. 4 Yorkshire Imperial Metals
  5. 5 City of Coventry
  6. 6 Fairey Engineering Works

 

  1. 1979
    Le Carnaval Remain - Berlioz arr. Frank Wright

Adjudicators - William Relton, Albert Chappel, Eric Wetherall

  1. 1 Fairey Engineering - Conductor - Walter Hargreaves
  2. 2 Desford Colliery
  3. 3 Grimethorpe Colliery
  4. 4 Black Dyke Mills
  5. 5 Besses O'th'Barn
  6. 6 Yorkshire Imperial Metals
  1. 1980
  2. Energy' - Robert Simpson

    Adjudicators - Arthur Buttenvorth, Bernard Keefe, Allan Street


    1 Yorkshire Imperial Metals - Conductor - John Pryee Jones
  1. 2 G.U.S.
  2. 3 Desford Colliery
  3. 4 Sun Life Stanshawe
  4. 5 CWS (Manchester)
  5. 6 Grimethorpe Colliery

 

1981
The final British Open to be held at Belle Vue) Variations on a Ninth - Vinter

Adjudicators - William Relton, Albert Chappel. John Mandael

1 City of Coventry - Conductor - Major Arthur Kenney
2 Leyland
3 Fodens
4 Hammonds Sauce Works
5 Grimethorpe Colliery
6 Besses O’th'Barn

 

1982
(held in the Free Trade Hall Manchester) Three Figures - Howells

Adjudicators - Arthur Butterworth, Bernard Keefe, David Read

  1. 1 Besses O'th’Bam - Conductor - Roy Newsome
  2. 2 Fairey Engineering
  3. 3 G.U.S.
  4. 4 Desford Colliery
  5. 5 Every Ready
  6. 6 Leyland Motors

 

1983
Connotations - Edward Gregson

Adjudicators - Maurice Handjbrd, Wtllium Relton, Peter Wilson

  1. 1 Black Dyke Mills - Conductor - Major Peter Parkes
  2. 2 Brighouse & Rastrick
  3. 3 Grimethorpe Colliery
  4. 4 City of Coventry
  5. 5 G.U.S.
  6. 6 Desford Colliery

 

1984
A Comedy Overture - Ireland


Adjudicators - Sir Vivian Dunn, David Read, William Rellon

  1. 1 Grimethorpe Colliery - Conductor - Geoffrey Brand
  2. 2 Black Dyke Mills
  3. 3 Fairey Engineering
  4. 4 Brighouse & Rastrick
  5. 5 Desford Colliery
  6. 6 Fodens OTS

 

1985
Salute to Youth - Vinter


Adjudicators - Gordon Langford. William Relton, Peter Wilson

  1. 1 Black Dyke Mills - Conductor - Major Peter Parkes
  2. 2 Wingates
  3. 3 Fodens OTS
  4. 4 Leyland
  5. 5 Fairey Engineering
  6. 6 Grimethorpe Colliery

 

1986
Fusions - Howard Blake An Epic Symphony - Fletcher


Adjudicators - Bram Gay, David Read

  1. 1 Black Dyke Mills - Conductor - Major Peter Parkes
  2. 2 Fairey Engineering
  3. 3 G.U.S.
  4. 4 BBS Fodens
  5. 5 Desford Colliery
  6. 6 Brighouse & Rastrick

 

1987
Freedom - Bath


Adjudicators - David Read. Major James Howe M.B.E., Bram Gay

  1. 1 Williams Fairey - Conductor - Roy Newsome
  2. 2 BBS Fodens
  3. 3 Grimethorpe Colliery
  4. 4 Ever Ready
  5. 5 Brighouse & Rastrick
  6. 6 Desford Colliery

 

1988
Contest Music - Heaton


Adjudicators - Philip Jones C.B.E., David Read. William Relton

  1. 1 Rigid Containers - Conductor - Bramwell Tovey
  2. 2 Black Dyke Mills
  3. 3 Williams Fairey
  4. 4 Leyland Daf
  5. 5 BBS Fodens
  6. 6 Jaguar Cars (Coventry)

 

1989
Diversions - Derek Bourgeois


Adjudicators - Geoffrey Brand, David Read, Bernard Keefe

  1. 1 Kennedy’s Swinton - Conductor - Garry Cutt
  2. 2 Hammonds Sauce Works
  3. 3 Leyland Daf
  4. 4 Black Dyke Mills
  5. 5 Grimetliorpe Colliery
  6. 6 Wingates

1990
LeRoid’ Ys- Lalo

Adjudicators - Albert Chappell, David Read, William Relton

1 Sun Life - Conductor - Roy Newsome
2 Leyland Daf
3 Grimethorpe Colliery
4 Hammonds Sacuce Works
5 Kennedy's Swinton
6 Williams Fairey

 

  1. 1991
  2. Paganini Variations - Philip Wilby

    Adjudicators - Sir Vivian Dunne. David Read, Bram Gay

  1. 1 Grimethorpe Colliery - Conductor - Frank Renton
  2. 2 Williams Fairey
  3. 3 Leyland Daf
  4. 4 Fodens
  5. 5 Sellers Engineering
  6. 6 Kennedy’s Swinton

 

  1. 1992
    Cloudcatcher Fells - John McCabe

    Adjudicators - Philip Jones C.B.E., David Read, Dennis Carr 

    1 Black Dyke Mills - Conductor - James Watson
  1. 2 BNFL Leyland
  2. 3 Williams Fairey
  3. 4 Marple
  4. 5 Grimethorpe Colliery
  5. 6 Sun Life

 

  1. 1993
    Masquerade - Philip Wilby

    Adjudicators - David Read, Bram Gay, James Williams

  2. 1 Williams Fairey - Conductor - Major Peter Parkes
    2 Black Dyke Mills
  3. 3 CWS Glasgow
  4. 4 Marple
  5. 5 BNFL Leyiand
  6. 6 Wingates

 

  1. 1994
    Salamander-John McCabe

Adjudicators - Bram Gay, James Scott, Ken Smith

  1. 1 BNFL Leyiand - Conductor - Richard Evans
  2. 2 Black Dyke Mills
  3. 3 Grimethorpe Colliery
  4. 4 Marple
  5. 5 Yorkshire Imperial
  6. 6 BBS Fodens

 

  1. 1995
  2. Revelation - Philip Wilby

Adjudicators - David Read, John Iveson, James Williams

  1. 1 Black Dyke Mills - Conductor - James Watson
  2. 2 Williams Fairey
  3. 3 Yorkshire Building Society
  4. 4 Rigid Container Group
  5. 5 Grimethorpe Colliery
  6. 6 Brighouse & Rastrick

 

1996
held in the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester) The Severn Suite - Elgar

Adjudicators - Bram Gay, James Scott, John Wallace

  1. 1 Marple - Conductor - Garry Cutt
  2. 2 Tredegar
  3. 3 BNFL Leyiand
  4. 4 Williams Fairey
  5. 5 BBS Fodens
  6. 6 Yorkshire Building Society

 

1997
held in Symphony Hall, Birmingham) Whitsun Wakes - Michael Ball

Adjudicators - David Read. William Relton. James Williams

  1. 1 Yorkshire Building Society - Conductor - David King
  2. 2 Williams Fairey
  3. 3 CWS Glasgow
  4. 4 NSK RHP Ransome
  5. 5 Grimethorpe Colliery
  6. 6 Tredegar



1998
Diversion on a Brass theme - George Lloyd

Adjudicators - Bram Gay, John Iveson, William Relton

  1. 1 Williams Fairey - Conductor - James Gourlay
  2. 2 Fodens Courtois
  3. 3 Brighouse & Rastrick
  4. 4 Grimethorpe Colliery
  5. 5 Marple
  6. 6 JJB Sports Leyland

 

  1. 1999
    Dove Descending - Philip Wilby

    Adjudicators - Michael Ball, David Read, Ken Smith

    1 Yorkshire Building Society - Conductor - David King
  1. 2 Black Dyke Mills
  2. 3 Williams Fairey
  3. 4 Brighouse & Rastrick
  4. 5 Fodens Courtois
  5. 6 Buy as you view Cory
  1. 2000
    Ceremony - Michael Ball

    Adjudicators - James Williams, John Iveson, William Relton

    1 Buy as you View Cory - Conductor - Robert Childs
  1. 2 Black Dyke
  2. 3 Grimethorpe Colliery
  3. 4 Williams Fairey
  4. 5 Fodens Courtois
  5. 6 Yorkshire Building Society

 

2001
Les Preludes - Liszt arr. Bram Gay

Adjudicators - James Scott, John Iveson, James Williams

  1. 1 Yorkshire Building Society - Conductor - David King
  2. 2 Black Dyke
  3. 3 Buy as you view Cory
  4. 4 Grimethorpe Colliery
    5 Whitburn
  5. 6 Williams Fairey

 

2002
The Maunsell Forts - John McCabe

Adjudicators - William Relton, David Read, Michael Ball

  1. 1 Buy as you view Cory - Conductor - Robert Childs
  2. 2 Fodens
  3. 3 Black Dyke
  4. 4 Brighouse & Rastrick
  5. 5 Cwmaman Institute
  6. 6 Williams Fairey

 

2003
'Venus' (The bringer of Peace) & 'Jupiter' (The bringer of Jollity)
From The Planet Suite - Gustav Holst - Arranged by Stephen Roberts

Adjudicators - William Relton, Stephen Roberts, Philip Sparke

  1. 1 Yorkshire Building Society-Conductor-Professor David King
  2. 2 Whitburn - Andrew Duncan
  3. 3 Black Dyke - Dr Nicholas Childs
  4. 4 Fairey FP (Music) - Allan Withington
  5. 5 Brighouse & Rastrick - Major lan McEIligott
  6. 6 Buy as you view Cory - Dr Robert Childs

 

2004
Choice of St Magnus by Kennet Downey, Contest Music by Wilfred Heaton or Montage by Dr Peter Graham

Ajudicators - Michael Ball, David Read, Philip Sparke.

  1. 1 Fodens Richatdson - Conductor - Gary E Cutt - Contest Music.
  2. 2 Buy As You View - Dr Robert Childs - St Magnus
    3 Scottish Co-op - Major Ian McElligot - St Magnus
    4 Kirkintilloch - Steve Bastable - Montage
    5 Sellers International - Phillip McCann - Montage
    6 Black Dyke - Dr Nicholas J. Childs - Montage

 

2005
The Night to Sing by Bramwell Tovey


Adjudicators - Nigel Boddice, Derek Broadbent, William Relton.

  1. 1 Black Dyke - Dr Nicholas Childs
  2. 2 Buy AS You View - Dr Robert Childs
  3. 3 Y.B.S. - Prof. David King
  4. 4 Fairey FP (Music)
  5. 5 Rothwell Temperance - David Roberts
    6 Fodens Richardson

 

2006
Viena Nights by Philip Wilby

Adjudicators - Michael Ball, Nigel Boddice, David Read.

  1. 1 Black Dvke - Dr Nicholas Childs
  2. 2 Buy AS You View - Dr Robert Childs
  3. 3 Desford (Aggregate Industries) Nigel Seaman
    4 Scottish Co-op Allan Ramsay
  4. 5 Fairey - Simon Stonehouse
  5. 6 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Russell Gray

 

2007
Visions of Gerontius - Kenneth Downie

Adjudicators - Stephen Mead, William Relton, Geoffrey Whitham

  1. 1 Cory - Dr. Robert Childs
  2. 2 Black Dyke - Dr. Nicholas Childs
  3. 3 Fodens Richardson - Gary E. Cutt
    4 Desford (Aggregate Industries) - Frans Violet
  4.  5 Grimethorpe Colliery - Allan Withington
  5.  6 Whitburn - Andrew Duncan

 

2008
Rococo Variations - Edward Gregson

Adjudicators - Michael Ball, Major Peter Parkes, David Read.

  1. 1 Fodens Richardson - Gary.E Cutt
  2. 2 Grimethorpe Colliery - Allan Withington
    3 Cory - Dr Robert Childs
    4 Leyland - Jason Katakaris
    5 Kirkintilloch - Selmer Simonsen
    6 Black Dyke - Dr Nicholas Childs

 

2009
Titans Progress - Hermann Pallhuber

Adjudicators - Michael Ball, David Read, William Relton.

  1. 1 Cory - Dr Robert Childs
  2. 2 Black Dyke - Dr Nicholas Childs
  3. 3 Grimethorpe Colliery - Allan Withington
  4. 4 Leyiand - Jason Katakaris
  5. 5 Brighouse & Rastrick - David King
    6 Fodens Richardson - Gary E. Cutt

 

2010
On the Shoulders of Giants-Professor Peter Graham

Adjudicators - Nigel Boddice, Dr Ronald Holz, William Relton

  1. 1 Tredegar - Ian Porthouse
  2. 2 Fairey (Geneva) - Russell Grey
  3. 3 Black Dyke - Dr Nicholas Childs.
  4. 4 Foden's Richardson - Howard Snell
  5. 5 Cory - Dr. Robert Childs
  6. 6 Rothwell Temperance - David Roberts

 

2011
Red Priest - Dr. Philip Wilby

Adjudicators: -Michael Ball, Bavid Reid MBE, Stephen Roberts

1 Cory - Dr. Robert Childs
2 Black Dyke - Dr. Nicholas Childs                         
3 Carlton Main Frickley - Phillip McCann                
4 Fodens Richardson - Howard Snell
5 Bighouse & Rastrick - Profesor David King
6 Tredegar - Ian Porthouse

 

2012
Electra - Dr. Martin Ellerby

1 Fodens  - Alan Withington
2 Black Dyke - Dr. Nicholas Childs
3 Cory - Dr. Robert Childs
4 Grimethorpe Colliery - Garry Cutt
5 Bighouse & Rastrick - Profesor David King
6 Leyland - Michael Bach

 

2013
Arabian Nights - Fantasy on Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade for Brass Band - Stephen Roberts

Adjudicators: - David Read MBE, Stephen Roberts, Rob Wiffin OBE.


1 Tredegar - Ian Porthouse
2 Cory - Dr. Robert Childs
3 Co-operative Funeralcare - Allan Ramsay
4 Fodens - Alan Withington
5 Fairey - Garry Cutt
6 Black Dyke - Dr. Nicholas Childs

 

 

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