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The Force of Destiny (La Forza del Destino) - Overture [arr. F. Wright] (1962), Giuseppe Verdi arranged Frank Wright

Contest Test Pieces (32)

Date Contest Winner
25th Sep 2011 National Championship of Great Britain (First Section Final) Aldbourne
26th Nov 2006 Durham League Contest (Section B) Greggs Bakery
22nd May 1993 SEWBBA (Ebbw Vale) Contest (First Section) Cwmaman
28th Oct 1990 Pontins (Second Section) Northop Silver
27th Nov 1988 City of Leicester Brass Band Festival (2nd Section) Marple
24th Sep 1988 Royal Leamington Spa Open Championship British Telecom
14th Feb 1988 NWABBA Contest (Championship Section) Marple
21st Jun 1986 West of England Bandsmen's Festival (Class A) St Austell
17th Nov 1985 Pilkington Northern Open (Section A) Bedford Leigh
14th Feb 1982 NWABBA Contest (Championship Section) Dobcross
5th Dec 1981 Wessex Brass Band Association (Championship Section) Woodfalls
9th May 1981 Senior Cup Urmston and Davyhulme Silver
30th Nov 1980 City of Leicester Brass Band Festival (Championship Section) Brodsworth Colliery
1st Nov 1980 Pontins (Second Section) Andrews Heat for Hire (Sheffield) Band
26th Nov 1977 North Wales Rally (Open Section) Northop Silver
15th Feb 1976 Hammersmith Contest (Championship) Leicester Foresters
1st Nov 1975 National Mineworkers (Second Section) Yorkshire Main Colliery
1st Feb 1975 Durham League Contest (Section A) Ever Ready
5th May 1973 Grand Shield Patchogue Plymouth AMOCO
14th Apr 1973 Wills Championships Grand Finals (Championship Section) Stanshawe
11th Feb 1973 Watney Mann Championship Desford Colliery
10th Feb 1968 Nottingham Championship (Championship Section) Ransome & Marles Works Band
9th Jun 1967 Nottinghamshire Miners Welfare Music Festival Championship Section Grimethorpe Colliery
4th Jun 1967 Buxton Festival (Championship Section) Crossley Carpets
7th May 1967 Durham League Contest (Section A) Crookhall Bradley
11th Jun 1966 Welsh Miners Gala (First Section) Parc and Dare
14th May 1966 West of England Area (Championship Section) St Dennis
23rd Apr 1966 Midlands Area (Championship Section) City of Coventry
26th Feb 1966 Welsh Area (Championship Section) Cory Workmen's
1966 London and Southern Counties (Championship Section)
16th Nov 1963 Berkshire & Neighbouring Counties Band Festival Guild (Championship Section) Hanwell
20th Oct 1962 National Championship of Great Britain (Championship Section Final) CWS (Manchester)

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Own Choice Test Pieces (48)

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Date Contest Band Position
1st Nov 2014 SWBBA Contest (Open Section) Shrewton 6
30th Sep 2012 SCABA Autumn Contest (First Section) Battle Town 5
27th Nov 2011 Leicestershire BBA (Leicester) Contest (First Section) Ratby Co-operative Band 1
8th Oct 2011 West Wales BBA Contest (1st Section) City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) 1
8th Oct 2011 West Wales BBA Contest (Championship Section) Pontardulais Town 2
24th Sep 2011 Yamaha Swiss Open Contest Wallberg Band 2
26th Sep 2009 Swiss Open Wallberg Band 5
27th Nov 2005 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (1st section) Stonesfield 9
20th Nov 2005 Leicestershire BBA (Leicester) Contest (First Section) Stonesfield
8th Feb 2004 Brass At The Guild (Preston) Contest (Second Section) Hesketh Bank 13
4th May 2003 Buxton Festival (Championship/First Section) Marsden Silver 8
30th Mar 2003 Pogson Bray (Section A) Marsden 3
26th Jan 2003 Rochdale Contest (Championship Section) Marsden 3
24th Apr 1999 North American Championships (Championship Section) Central Ohio Brass Band 5
6th Dec 1998 Hartlepool Brass Band Contest (Second Section) Wilfreda Beehive Hatfield
3rd Dec 1995 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (2nd section) Berisfords 3
2nd Dec 1990 Aylesbury (Buckinghamshire & District BBA) Contest (Open Section) Premier Brass
26th Nov 1989 Manchester District Contest (Section A) Alvins Walkden 3
20th Nov 1988 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (Second Section) Kibworth 3
20th Nov 1988 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (Second Section) Kidlington
20th Nov 1988 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (Second Section) Bilton Silver
19th Apr 1986 North American Championships (Championship Section) Bloomington Brass Band 3
30th Nov 1985 Tyldesley Contest (Section A) Urmston and Davyhulme 3
24th Sep 1983 Leamington Spa (Warwick District Council) Contest (Open Section) Shipston Town 12
25th Sep 1982 Leamington Spa (Warwick District Council) Contest (Open Section) Shipston Town 8
6th Dec 1981 Aylesbury (Buckinghamshire & District BBA) Contest (Open Section) Hemel Hempstead 5
22nd Feb 1981 Oxfordshire & District Brass Band Association Winter Contest (Section A) Yarnton 4
8th Nov 1980 National Mineworkers (Second Section) Point of Ayr Colliery Welfare 6
27th Sep 1980 Leamington Spa (Warwick District Council) Contest (Open Section) Mid Rhondda 8
27th Sep 1980 Leamington Spa (Warwick District Council) Contest (Open Section) Towcester Studio Band 8
27th Sep 1980 Leamington Spa (Warwick District Council) Contest (Open Section) City of Oxford Band 12
27th Sep 1980 Leamington Spa (Warwick District Council) Contest (Open Section) Black Country Brass 16
2nd Dec 1973 Huddersfield & District BBA Contest (Section A) Linthwaite 1
28th Oct 1973 Skelmersdale Contest (Section A) Linthwaite 1
28th Oct 1973 Walsall Brass Band Festival (Open) West Bromwich
9th Sep 1973 Leamington Spa Contest (Open Section) Telford 7
9th Sep 1973 Leamington Spa Contest (Open Section) Yorkley Onward 8
1973 Brass Band League (NI) Spring Festival (Championship Section) 1st Old Boys 1
26th Aug 1972 Edinburgh International Contest Stanshawe 1
14th Jun 1970 Cleethorpes Brass Band Festival (Open Section) Lockwood Band 4
18th Apr 1970 Excelsior Festival of Music Tylorstown
18th Apr 1970 Excelsior Festival of Music Templemore
28th Sep 1969 Newcastle Invitation Contest Lochgelly Public 2
28th Sep 1969 Newcastle Invitation Contest Patchogue Plymouth Crookhall 4
28th Sep 1969 Newcastle Invitation Contest Ashington Colliery
16th Jul 1966 Milk Marketing Board Contest (Class A) Ynyshir and Wattstown 3
7th May 1966 South Wales & Monmouthshire Brass Band Association (A Section) Cory 1
1963 Royal Tunbridge Wells Contest (Open Section) Hanwell 2

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