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Bury Brass

Also/previously known as: Ainsworth Brass Band, Ainsworth Public Subscription Band, Ainsworth Public Subscription Bolton, Airtours, Irwell Forge Band

This band no longer exists.
Region:North West
Years active:1891 - 1997


Contest Results




Date Contest Position Test Piece Draw Conductor
26th Nov 1995 Manchester District Contest (Fourth Section) 5 David W. Ashworth
28th Oct 1995 Pontins (Fourth Section) A Saddleworth Festival Overture David W. Ashworth
17th Sep 1995 Burtonwood Brewery Brass Band Championships (Fourth Section) 7 1 David W. Ashworth
30th Apr 1995 Buxton Festival (Fourth Section) 6 David W. Ashworth
12th Mar 1995 North West Area (Fourth Section) 7 Little Suite for Brass [Arnold] 15 David W. Ashworth
1st May 1994 Buxton Festival (Section C) 9 R. L. Jackson
13th Mar 1994 North West Area (Fourth Section) W   The Journeyman
21st Nov 1993 Pilkington Northern Open (Section C) W Dimensions
22nd May 1993 Wigan Contest (Fourth Section) 2 R. L. Jackson
2nd May 1993 Buxton Festival (Section D) 1 R. L. Jackson
2nd May 1993 Buxton Festival (Fourth Section) 1 8 R. L. Jackson
9th Apr 1993 Pontins Southport (Fourth Section) W Overture to Youth
14th Mar 1993 North West Area (Fourth Section) Impromptu 8 R. L. Jackson
7th Mar 1993 Oldham Contest (Section 4) 2 R. L. Jackson
7th Feb 1993 NWABBA Contest (Fourth Section) 1 The Shipbuilders R. L. Jackson
31st Jan 1993 Rochdale Contest (Section B) 6 R. L. Jackson
22nd Nov 1992 Manchester District Contest (Fourth Section) 1 4 R. L. Jackson
24th Oct 1992 Pontins (Fourth Section) 3 Little Suite for Brass [Arnold] 4 R. L. Jackson
3rd May 1992 Buxton Festival (Fourth Section) 3 4 R. L. Jackson
17th Apr 1992 Pontins Southport (Fourth Section) 5 Rhapsody on Negro Spirituals 3 R. L. Jackson
1st Mar 1992 Oldham Contest (Section 4) 3 Nigel John Martin
9th Feb 1992 NWABBA Contest (Fourth Section) 3 R. L. Jackson
24th Nov 1991 Manchester District Contest (Fourth Section) 7 R. L. Jackson
3rd Nov 1991 Bradford and District BBA Annual Contest (Section C) 2 6 R. L. Jackson
5th May 1991 Buxton Festival (Section C) 9 20 R. L. Jackson
25th Nov 1990 Manchester District Contest (Fourth Section) 7 5 R. L. Jackson
18th Nov 1990 Pilkington Northern Open (Section D) 7 A Suite for Switzerland 3 R. L. Jackson
4th Nov 1990 Bradford and District BBA Annual Contest (Section C) R. L. Jackson
13th Apr 1990 Pontins Southport (Fourth Section) Devon Fantasy 11 E. Bull
25th Mar 1990 North West Area (Fourth Section) 9 Summer Fantasy 1 E. Bull
4th Mar 1990 Oldham Contest (Fourth Section) 1 The Aeronauts 11 E. Bull
11th Feb 1990 NWABBA Contest (Fourth Section) 3 7 E. Bull
28th Jan 1990 Rochdale Contest (Section B) The Aeronauts 3 E. Bull
3rd Dec 1989 Tyldesley Contest (Section B) 2 E. Bull
26th Nov 1989 Manchester District Contest (Section C) 7 E. Bull
15th Oct 1989 Oldham Entertainment Contest (Section B) 1 E. Bull
23rd Apr 1989 Wigan Contest (Fourth Section) 10 8 E. Bull
9th Apr 1989 Oldham Contest (Fourth Section) 5 3 E. Bull
24th Mar 1989 Pontins Southport (Fourth Section) 12 Partita [Gregson] 3 E. Bull
20th Nov 1988 Pilkington Northern Open (Section C) W English Folk Song Suite
16th Oct 1988 Oldham Entertainment Contest (Section B) 4 Unknown, do you know?
15th May 1988 Joshua Tetley Leeds Open (Fourth Section) A Saddleworth Festival Overture 6 Mike Cotter
1st May 1988 Buxton Festival (Section C) 1 Stantonbury Festival E. Bull
6th Mar 1988 Oldham Contest (Section 4) The Shipbuilders 2 E. Bull
6th Dec 1987 Tyldesley Contest (Section B) W
15th Nov 1987 Pilkington Northern Open (Section C) W Voices of Youth
22nd Feb 1987 NWABBA Contest (Fourth Section) 11 1 E. Bull
7th Dec 1986 Tyldesley Contest (Section B) W 8
23rd Nov 1986 Manchester District Contest (Fourth Section) W Overture to Youth 9
16th Nov 1986 Pilkington Northern Open (Section C) W Overture to Youth
21st Sep 1986 Burtonwood Brewery Brass Band Championships (Section 'C') 13 E. Bull
18th May 1986 Joshua Tetley Leeds Open (Fourth Section) Indian Summer 21 E. Bull
4th May 1986 Buxton Festival (Section C) 15 Petite Suite de Ballet 3 E. Bull
2nd Mar 1986 North West Area (Fourth Section) 13 Four Impressions for Brass 2 E. Bull
23rd Feb 1986 NWABBA Contest (Fourth Section) 7 Petite Suite de Ballet 17 E. Bull
24th Nov 1985 Manchester District Contest (Fourth Section) 5 Divertimento [Ball] 8 E. Bull
17th Nov 1985 Pilkington Northern Open (Section C) Petite Suite de Ballet 9 E. Bull
15th Sep 1985 Burtonwood Brewery Brass Band Championships (Section 'C') 3 E. Bull
18th Nov 1984 Pilkington Northern Open (Section C) W Blenheim (Heroic Overture)
29th Jul 1984 Morecambe Entertainment Contest Semi Final 2 Unknown, do you know?
6th May 1984 Buxton Festival (Section C) Little Suite for Brass [Arnold] 12 E. Bull
15th Feb 1981 NWABBA Contest (Fourth Section) W Petite Suite de Ballet 1
2nd Mar 1980 Oldham Contest (Section C) Rufford Abbey 10 Unknown, do you know?
28th Nov 1971 East Lancashire BBA Entertainment Contest 2 Unknown, do you know?
8th Sep 1968 W.D. & H.O.Wills March Contest (Section B) F. Evans
4th Feb 1968 Rochdale Contest (Section B) 2 F. Evans
12th Mar 1967 Mossley Contest (Section B) 1 F. Evans
24th Nov 1962 Wigan Contest Recollections of Verdi 12 J. W. Lee
28th Feb 1953 Atherton Contest Melodies of Long Ago 7 C. H. Partington
29th Mar 1952 North West Area (Fourth Section) Wayside Scenes 11 Frank Kay
26th May 1951 Belle Vue May Contest (Class C) The Viking [Greenwood] Frank Kay
22nd Apr 1950 North West Area (Fourth Section) May Day 19 Frank Kay
5th Nov 1949 Wigan Contest Recollections of Beethoven [arr. Greenwood] 11 Frank Kay
7th May 1949 Belle Vue May Contest (Class D Group 1) Pride of the Forest 5 Frank Kay
2nd Apr 1949 North West Area (Fourth Section) Pride of the Forest Unknown, do you know?

Whit Friday

Whit Friday results are not included in the statistics and charts above.

Date Contest Position Conductor March
31st May 1996 Roundthorn (Whit Friday) 31 Unknown, do you know? March: Ravenswood
31st May 1996 Broadoak (Whit Friday) 44 Unknown, do you know? March: Ravenswood
31st May 1996 Lydgate (Whit Friday) 45 Unknown, do you know? March: Ravenswood
9th Jun 1995 Broadoak (Whit Friday) 14 Unknown, do you know? March: Ravenswood
27th May 1994 Grotton (Whit Friday) 21 Unknown, do you know? March: Castell Caerffili
27th May 1994 Broadoak (Whit Friday) 29 Unknown, do you know? March: Castell Caerffili
27th May 1994 Hurst (Ashton United) (Whit Friday) 30 Unknown, do you know? March: Castell Caerffili
27th May 1994 Lees (Whit Friday) Unknown, do you know? March: Castell Caerffili
4th Jun 1993 Hurst (Ashton United) (Whit Friday) 23 Unknown, do you know? March: Bramwyn
4th Jun 1993 Broadoak (Whit Friday) 35 Unknown, do you know? March: Bramwyn
12th Jun 1992 Friezland (Whit Friday) 1 Unknown, do you know?
12th Jun 1992 Hurst (Ashton United) (Whit Friday) Unknown, do you know?
12th Jun 1992 Carrbrook (Whit Friday) Unknown, do you know?
8th Jun 1990 Heyrod (Whit Friday) Unknown, do you know?
8th Jun 1990 Millbrook (Whit Friday) Unknown, do you know?
27th May 1988 Friezland (Whit Friday) 1 Unknown, do you know?
12th Jun 1987 Friezland (Whit Friday) 3 Unknown, do you know?
31st May 1985 Friezland (Whit Friday) 3 E. Bull
23rd May 1975 Mossley (Whit Friday) 22 Unknown, do you know? March: Glemdene

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Notes

Formed in November 1891 by Wm Norman Rayson. He had started earlier local bands at Breightmet Bleachworks, his place of work, and in the village of Ainsworth but both were short lived. In 1891 he again gathered together some local musicians and Ainsworth Brass Band was formed. In the mid 1890's the band was engaged to play at Bolton ice rink at the bottom of Chorley Old Road. The bandsmen would walk to Bolton and then at the end of the evening walk back at one or two o'clock in the morning, back to Ainsworth village. Often they would pause on their way home through the fields and enjoy an informal concert. Their best soloists would play and sing and the whole band would thoroughly enjoy themselves. On one November 5th the band found a deserted bonfire still burning. They gathered round and played 'Hail smiling Morn', the band serenaded the neighbourhood for a while before marching off to a lively quick march!
They changed their name to Ainsworth Public Subscription Band in 1946 after having been disbanded during the war. In the 1950's the band took sponsorship from a local firm and changed its name to the Irwell Forge Band. They were sponsored by Airtours the travel company in 1986. Following difficult trading conditions the sponsorship deal ended in 1989. Due to its Bury roots, and the fact that Bury Silver Band were not playing at that time, the band was renamed as Bury Brass Band. They played on under that name until 1997 when the band eventually folded due to lack of a fixed affordable rehearsal space and being down to twelve members. Conductors have included C. H. Partington (1933-38), Harry Hodgson (1938-48) and Frank Kay (c. 1950).





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