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Oldham Rifles Band

Also/previously known as: 10th Battalion Manchester Regiment Oldham Rifles Prize Band, 10th Manchester Regiment, 22nd Lancashire Rifle Volunteers (Oldham), 23rd Lancashire Rifle Volunteers (Oldham), 23rd L.R.V. Oldham, 31st Lancashire Rifle Volunteers (Oldham), 31st L.R.V.B., 31st L.R.V. Oldham, 31st L.R.V. (Oldham), 7th L.R.V. (Oldham), Manchester Corporation (Water Street) Oldham Rifles, Oldham 31st L.R.V., Oldham Rifles Prize Band, Oldham Volunteer

This band no longer exists.
Region:North West
Years active:1865 - 1934

Contest Results



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Date Contest Position Test Piece Draw Conductor
13th Jul 1935 Belle Vue July Contest (Class A) An Epic Symphony Unknown, do you know?
14th Jul 1934 Belle Vue July Contest (Class A) Honour and Glory [Bath] Unknown, do you know?
28th Oct 1933 Atherton Contest Happy Memories Unknown, do you know?
9th Sep 1933 Butlins (Class A) Coriolanus G. Lawson
22nd Jul 1933 Oldham Contest (Section A) Unknown, do you know?
8th Jul 1933 Belle Vue March Contest 2 G. Lawson
8th Jul 1933 Belle Vue July Contest (Class A) 5 The Mastersingers G. Lawson
23rd Jul 1932 Oldham Contest (Section A) Unknown, do you know?
20th Sep 1930 Milnrow Contest 2 Recollections of Schubert Unknown, do you know?
21st Sep 1929 Milnrow Contest A Souvenir of the Opera Unknown, do you know?
20th Jul 1929 Oldham Contest 1 A Souvenir of the Opera G. Lawson
29th Sep 1928 Crystal Palace (Junior Cup - B) Hanover [D. Wright] Francis Miller
21st Jul 1928 Oldham Contest 1 Recollections of Verdi Robert Cooper
14th Jul 1928 Belle Vue July Contest 3 Coriolanus 5 Robert Cooper
12th May 1928 Holme Valley Brass Band Contest (Section A) 14 L'Ebreo [arr. Godfrey] Unknown, do you know?
9th Apr 1928 Slaithwaite Contest 3 L'Ebreo [arr. Godfrey] Charles Anderson
17th Mar 1928 Royton Contest Recollections of Verdi Charles Anderson
13th Aug 1927 Rochdale Contest 3 A Garland of Classics Charles Anderson
30th Jul 1927 Glossop Contest A Garland of Classics Unknown, do you know?
28th May 1927 Darwen Contest 4 A Garland of Classics Charles Anderson
23rd Apr 1927 Glazebury Contest 2 A Garland of Classics Charles Anderson
19th Mar 1927 Royton Contest 2 A Garland of Classics Charles Anderson
5th Feb 1927 Ashton-under-Lyne Contest 1 A Garland of Classics Charles Anderson
23rd Oct 1926 Warrington Contest Melodious Gems Unknown, do you know?
2nd Oct 1926 Buxton Contest [1800s] 4 Oberon [unknown arranger] Charles Anderson
5th Jun 1926 Douglas (Isle of Man) Contest 4 Oberon [unknown arranger] Charles Anderson
29th May 1926 Leigh Contest Oberon [unknown arranger] Unknown, do you know?
3rd Apr 1926 Abbey Lakes Contest 3 Oberon [unknown arranger] Charles Anderson
27th Mar 1926 Royton Contest 2 Melodious Gems Charles Anderson
19th Dec 1925 Ashton-under-Lyne Contest Melodious Gems Unknown, do you know?
26th Sep 1925 Crystal Palace (Junior Cup - B) Songs of Old Wales Francis Miller
19th Sep 1925 Chapel-en-le-Frith Contest 1 Echoes of the Opera Charles Anderson
7th Sep 1925 British Open Macbeth [Keighley] 4 Charles Anderson
15th Aug 1925 Cadishead Contest 4 Echoes of the Opera Charles Anderson
25th Jul 1925 Oldham Contest Unknown, do you know?
18th Jul 1925 Bacup Contest 2 Echoes of the Opera Unknown, do you know?
16th May 1925 Holme Valley Brass Band Contest (Section A) 4 Der Wildschütz [arr. Godfrey Jr.] Charles Anderson
10th Apr 1925 Eccles Contest Echoes of the Opera Charles Anderson
20th Dec 1924 Ashton-under-Lyne Contest 1 Echoes of the Opera Charles Anderson
27th Sep 1924 Crystal Palace (Junior Shield - A) Labour and Love 20 Francis Miller
26th Jul 1924 Oldham Contest 2 Der Freischütz [arr. Round] Charles Anderson
12th Jul 1924 Belle Vue July Contest The Merry Wives of Windsor [Nicolai] 2 Charles Anderson
3rd May 1924 Belle Vue May Contest 5 Joseph und seine Brüder [arr. Godfrey] Charles Anderson
3rd May 1924 Belle Vue May Contest Joseph und seine Brüder [arr. Godfrey] Francis Miller
8th Mar 1924 Royton Contest 2 Gems of Italian Opera Charles Anderson
15th Dec 1923 Ashton-under-Lyne Contest 4 Gems of Italian Opera Charles Anderson
29th Sep 1923 Crystal Palace (Junior Cup - B) La Clemenza di Tito Francis Miller
15th Sep 1923 Castleton Contest 5 In Sunny Lands Charles Anderson
4th Aug 1923 Honley Contest Mirella [arr. Godfrey] Unknown, do you know?
21st Jul 1923 Oldham Contest 3 Unknown, do you know?
14th Jul 1923 Belle Vue July Contest The Bohemian Girl [unknown arranger] 3 Charles Anderson
16th Jun 1923 Marsden Contest Mirella [arr. Godfrey] Unknown, do you know?
29th Jul 1922 Chadderton Contest 6 Classic Gems No 2 6 Walter Eastwood
22nd Jul 1922 Honley Contest 3 Classic Gems Unknown, do you know?
8th May 1920 Stalybridge Contest Labour and Love Unknown, do you know?
1st Sep 1919 Belle Vue September Contest The Lily of Killarney [arr. Godfrey] 18 Wilfred Scholes
7th Sep 1918 Belle Vue September Contest Il Bravo [arr. Godfrey] 13 Wilfred Scholes
11th Jul 1914 Belle Vue July Contest (First Division) Die Vestalinn 8 Wilfred Scholes
11th May 1912 Oldham Quickstep Contest 1 3 Wilfred Scholes
13th Aug 1910 Alderley Edge Contest 2 W. V. Scholes
26th Mar 1910 Hollinwood Contest 2 Unknown, do you know?
3rd Apr 1909 Stalybridge Contest Old Memories Unknown, do you know?
29th Sep 1906 National Championship of Great Britain (Crystal Palace) Gems of Chopin [arr. Short] 17 Alexander Owen
11th Nov 1905 Ashton-under-Lyne Contest Gemma di Vergy [unknown arranger] 12 Alexander Owen
4th Apr 1904 Kidsgrove Contest 6 Lortzing 13 Alexander Owen
6th Jun 1903 New Brighton Contest W Mercadante
23rd May 1903 Blackburn Contest 10 Don Sebastiano [arr. Godfrey] 12 Unknown, do you know?
13th Apr 1903 Kidsgrove Contest 4 Mercadante 4 Alexander Owen
12th Jul 1902 Belle Vue July Contest Tutti in Maschera [arr. Godfrey] Unknown, do you know?
5th Jul 1902 New Brighton Contest Maritana [arr. Round] 6 Alexander Owen
31st Mar 1902 Kidsgrove Contest 4 Rose of Castille 12 Alexander Owen
3rd Aug 1901 Manchester Contest 5 Songs of Scotland 4 Alexander Owen
27th Jul 1901 Trawden Contest W
6th Jul 1901 Thomas Denham Memorial Contest 3 G. Blackwell
27th Apr 1901 Cliviger Contest Belisario [arr. Round] 8 Alexander Owen
16th Apr 1900 Kidsgrove Contest 5 Works of Auber [arr. Round] 5 Alexander Owen
19th Aug 1899 Kirkcaldy Contest 8 Songs of England [Round] Alexander Owen
19th Aug 1899 Kirkcaldy Contest 8 Songs of England [Round] 13 Alexander Owen
29th Jul 1899 New Mills Contest 3 Lucia di Lammermoor - Selection [arr. Round] Alexander Owen
15th Jul 1899 Rochdale Contest Lucia di Lammermoor - Selection [arr. Round] Unknown, do you know?
3rd Apr 1899 Clough Hall Contest 5 Herold [arr. Round] Alexander Owen
1st Apr 1899 Nelson Contest Herold [arr. Round] Unknown, do you know?
5th Sep 1898 Belle Vue September Contest 21 Grand Selection: Mendelssohn's Works [arr. Godfrey] 5 Alexander Owen
20th Aug 1898 Kirkcaldy Contest 2 The Valkyrie Alexander Owen
23rd Jul 1898 New Mills Contest 1 La Favorita [arr. Godfrey] Stephen Shaw
30th Jun 1898 Doncaster Contest (Second Section) 3 La Favorita [arr. Godfrey] Alexander Owen
30th Jun 1898 Doncaster Contest 3 Alexander Owen
18th Jun 1898 Matlock Contest 1 The Valkyrie 6 Alexander Owen
30th May 1898 West Stanley Contest 8 Alexander Owen
11th Apr 1898 Kidsgrove Contest 5 Meyerbeer [unknown arranger] Alexander Owen
9th Apr 1898 Nelson Contest Meyerbeer [unknown arranger] Unknown, do you know?
6th Sep 1897 Belle Vue September Contest 11 Moses in Egypt [arr. Godfrey] 4 Alexander Owen
21st Aug 1897 Kirkcaldy Contest Alexander Owen
14th Aug 1897 Handsworth Woodhouse Contest 3 Alexander Owen
17th Jul 1897 Bridlington Contest 4 Tannhäuser [unknown arranger] 6 Alexander Owen
26th Jun 1897 Heywood Contest 1 Macbeth [unknown composer, unknown arranger] Alexander Owen
7th Jun 1897 West Stanley Contest Unknown, do you know?
5th Jun 1897 Blackhill Contest 4 Alexander Owen
15th May 1897 Rawtenstall Contest 5 Macbeth [unknown composer, unknown arranger] Stephen Shaw
19th Apr 1897 Kidsgrove Contest 5 Tannhäuser [unknown arranger] Alexander Owen
17th Apr 1897 Nelson Contest 3 Tannhäuser [unknown arranger] Alexander Owen
2nd Jan 1897 Manchester Industrial Exhibition Contest 3 Tannhäuser [unknown arranger] Alexander Owen
12th Sep 1896 Blackpool Contest 6 Maritana [arr. Round] Alexander Owen
15th Aug 1896 Kirkcaldy Contest 2 Tannhäuser [unknown arranger] 11 Alexander Owen
8th Aug 1896 Atherton Contest D Eureka Alexander Owen
1st Aug 1896 New Mills Contest 2 Lucrezia Borgia [unknown arranger] Alexander Owen
25th Jul 1896 Denton Contest 1 Lucrezia Borgia [unknown arranger] Alexander Owen
11th Jul 1896 Belle Vue July Contest Der Waffenschmeid (The Armourer) Unknown, do you know?
20th Jun 1896 Littleborough Contest 2 Lucrezia Borgia [unknown arranger] Alexander Owen
20th Jun 1896 Hardraw Scar W
13th Jun 1896 Heywood Contest 1 Lucrezia Borgia [unknown arranger] Alexander Owen
23rd May 1896 Kingston Mills Contest 4 Lucrezia Borgia [unknown arranger] Alexander Owen
25th Apr 1896 Rawtenstall Contest 1 Lucrezia Borgia [unknown arranger] Alexander Owen
18th Apr 1896 Wigan Contest 1 Lucrezia Borgia [unknown arranger] Alexander Owen
6th Apr 1896 Clough Hall Contest Halevy [arr. Round] Unknown, do you know?
4th Apr 1896 Nelson Contest Halevy [arr. Round] Unknown, do you know?
28th Mar 1896 North Ashton Contest Lucrezia Borgia [arr. Gladney] Unknown, do you know?
14th Sep 1895 Uppermill Contest 2 Torquato Tasso [arr. Round] James Holloway
27th Jul 1895 Chadderton Contest 3 Torquato Tasso [unknown arranger] James Holloway
13th Jul 1895 Belle Vue July Contest Hymn of Praise Unknown, do you know?
6th Jul 1895 Rawtenstall Contest Torquato Tasso [unknown arranger] Unknown, do you know?
22nd Jun 1895 Mossley Contest 3 Torquato Tasso [unknown arranger] James Holloway
18th May 1895 Prestwich Contest Lohengrin [arr. Round] Unknown, do you know?
6th Apr 1895 North Ashton Contest 3 Torquato Tasso [unknown arranger] 1 James Holloway
18th Aug 1894 Kirkcaldy Contest Great Britain 3 Unknown, do you know?
21st Jul 1894 Horbury Own Choice Contest 3 Unknown, do you know?
21st Jul 1894 Brighouse Contest Unknown, do you know?
14th Jul 1894 Heywood Contest 2 William Tell [unknown arranger] James Holloway
7th Jul 1894 Glodwick Contest 1 Pomona James Holloway
30th Jun 1894 Thurlstone Contest 3 James Holloway
23rd Jun 1894 Wharncliffe Silkstone Contest 2 Bellini [arr. Round] James Holloway
16th Jun 1894 Bradford Contest 3 Rossini [arr. Round] James Holloway
9th Jun 1894 Denby Dale Contest 2 James Holloway
18th May 1894 Whit Friday Hollinwood 'A' 1 Unknown, do you know?
18th May 1894 Whit Friday Hollinwood 'B' 1 Unknown, do you know?
5th May 1894 Copley Contest 1 James Holloway
5th May 1894 Wyke Contest Elixir of Love Unknown, do you know?
4th Sep 1893 Belle Vue September Contest Elaine 16 James Holloway
19th Aug 1893 Kirkcaldy Contest 6 Gems of Scotia James Holloway
29th Jul 1893 Oldham Quickstep Contest 2 Unknown, do you know?
10th Jun 1893 Stacksteads Contest Marino Faliero [arr. Round] 4 Unknown, do you know?
27th May 1893 Southport Contest 5 Eldorado James Holloway
26th May 1893 Whit Friday Hollinwood 'A' 1 Unknown, do you know?
26th May 1893 Whit Friday Hollinwood 'B' 1 Unknown, do you know?
20th May 1893 Gorton Contest 3 Marino Faliero [arr. Round] Alexander Owen
29th Apr 1893 Newhallhey Contest 4 Marino Faliero [arr. Round] 17 Alexander Owen
1st Apr 1893 Colne Contest Das Nachtlager in Granada Unknown, do you know?
5th Sep 1892 Belle Vue September Contest 5 Zaar und Zimmermann Alexander Owen
20th Aug 1892 Kirkcaldy Contest 3 Mozart [arr. Round] 9 Unknown, do you know?
6th Aug 1892 Scarborough Contest 4 Il Giuramento [arr. Round] Alexander Owen
23rd Jul 1892 Bacup Contest 2 Alexander Owen
9th Jul 1892 Bury Contest 3 Medusa Unknown, do you know?
18th Jun 1892 Hoyland Contest W
11th Jun 1892 Morecambe Contest 3 Mozart [arr. Round] Alexander Owen
6th Jun 1892 West Stanley Contest 4 Joan of Arc [Round] Unknown, do you know?
4th Jun 1892 Haydon Bridge Contest 2 Mozart [arr. Round] 7 Alexander Owen
18th Apr 1892 Clough Hall Contest 6 Mozart [arr. Round] Unknown, do you know?
16th Apr 1892 Blackrod Contest 1 Merry Changes Unknown, do you know?
19th Dec 1891 Bolton Contest Alexander Owen
11th Jul 1891 Belle Vue July Contest Linda di Chamounix [arr. Godfrey] Unknown, do you know?
4th Jul 1891 Leeds Forge Contest W Rossini [arr. Round]
13th Jun 1891 Hyde Contest The Bohemian Girl [arr. Round] 3 Unknown, do you know?
23rd May 1891 Morecambe Contest W Linda di Chamounix [arr. Godfrey]
9th May 1891 Wyke Contest 2 The Bohemian Girl [arr. Round] 9 Unknown, do you know?
2nd May 1891 Heap Bridge Contest 2 The Bohemian Girl [arr. Round] Unknown, do you know?
28th Mar 1891 Colne Contest 3 The Bohemian Girl [unknown arranger] 13 Alexander Owen
27th Jul 1890 Hollinwood Contest 3 The Forest Queen 7 James Robinson
5th Jul 1890 Leeds Forge Contest 7 Weber's Works Unknown, do you know?
14th Jun 1890 Glossop Contest 4 Nil Desperandum Unknown, do you know?
31st May 1890 Southport Contest 3 Nil Desperandum Alexander Owen
10th May 1890 Heap Bridge Contest 2 Nil Desperandum 9 Alexander Owen
19th Apr 1890 Midgley Contest 4 Nil Desperandum 3 Unknown, do you know?
5th Apr 1890 Colne Contest 3 Nil Desperandum 5 Alexander Owen
15th Feb 1890 Leicester Contest W Nil Desperandum
2nd Sep 1889 Belle Vue September Contest La Reine de Saba [arr. Godfrey] 1 Alexander Owen
10th Aug 1889 Hyde Contest 2 Romeo et Juliette [Gounod arr. Godfrey] 7 James Robinson
8th Aug 1889 Market Drayton Contest 2 Excelsior [Round] 3 Alexander Owen
23rd Jul 1889 Kidsgrove Contest 3 Romeo and Juliet [Tchaikovsky, unknown arranger] 2 Alexander Owen
20th Jul 1889 Hollinwood Contest 1 Excelsior [Round] Alexander Owen
15th Jun 1889 Conway Contest 3 Great Britain 3 James Robinson
1st Jun 1889 Sale Contest 2 Excelsior [Round] Alexander Owen
22nd Apr 1889 Hanley Contest 2 Lyric Garland 8 Unknown, do you know?
27th Oct 1888 Glasgow International Exhibition Contest (Open Section) 6 Wagner [arr. Round] 20 Alexander Owen
3rd Sep 1888 Belle Vue September Contest 5 Der Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) [arr. Godfrey] 4 Alexander Owen
18th Aug 1888 Rochdale Contest (1800s) 1 Rigoletto [unknown arranger] Alexander Owen
2nd Jun 1888 Barnoldswick Contest W
8th Oct 1887 Saltaire 2 Unknown, do you know?
24th Sep 1887 Liverpool Contest 6 Cinq Mars [arr. Round] 4 Alexander Owen
17th Sep 1887 Newcastle Contest 3 Beethoven's Works [arr. Owen] 2 Alexander Owen
20th Aug 1887 Leeds Forge Contest 1 Beethoven's Works [arr. Swift] Alexander Owen
16th Aug 1887 Elland Contest 4 5 Alexander Owen
13th Aug 1887 Lincoln Contest 4 Alexander Owen
6th Aug 1887 Crewe Contest W Fantasia on Irish Airs
1st Aug 1887 Barrow Contest 2 Beethoven's Works [arr. Owen] 2 Alexander Owen
30th Jul 1887 Radcliffe Contest 1 Bouquet of Beauties Unknown, do you know?
9th Jul 1887 Blackpool Contest Victory Overture 5 Unknown, do you know?
11th Jun 1887 Blackpool Contest 1 Cinq Mars [arr. Godfrey] 6 Alexander Owen
4th Jun 1887 Barnoldswick Contest 1 Beethoven's Works [arr. Swift] 5 Unknown, do you know?
8th Apr 1887 Totley Contest Rossini [arr. Round] 1 Unknown, do you know?
23rd Oct 1886 Edinburgh International Exhibition Contest (Open Section) 4 Heroic 12 Alexander Owen
14th Aug 1886 Lincoln Contest W
14th Aug 1886 Queensbury Contest W
2nd Aug 1886 Merthyr Contest 2 The Bohemian Girl [arr. Round] 1 Alexander Owen
19th Jul 1886 Northampton Contest 1 The Bohemian Girl [arr. Round] 4 Alexander Owen
5th Jul 1886 Kettering Contest W Wagner [arr. Round]
3rd Jul 1886 Skipton Contest W
26th Jun 1886 Hardraw Scar Operatic Selection [unknown arranger] 4 Alexander Owen
19th Jun 1886 Eastham Contest 2 The Bohemian Girl [arr. Round] 8 Alexander Owen
29th May 1886 Alloa Contest 2 Unknown, do you know?
24th Apr 1886 Colne Contest 3 Wagner [arr. Round] 1 Alexander Owen
28th Sep 1885 Blackpool Contest 2 Rossini's Works / Rossini Fantasia / Reminiscences of Rossini [arr. Owen] 5 Alexander Owen
7th Sep 1885 Belle Vue Brass Band Contest 4 Nabucodonosor [arr. Godfrey] 10 Alexander Owen
24th Aug 1885 Northampton Contest 2 Rossini's Works / Rossini Fantasia / Reminiscences of Rossini [arr. Owen] 3 Alexander Owen
15th Aug 1885 Rotherham Contest 3 Rossini's Works / Rossini Fantasia / Reminiscences of Rossini [arr. Owen] 3 Unknown, do you know?
8th Aug 1885 Queensbury Contest 3 Rossini [arr. Round] 3 Alexander Owen
3rd Aug 1885 Llanidloes Contest 1 Lyric Garland Unknown, do you know?
6th Jul 1885 Kettering Contest 2 Lyric Garland 4 Alexander Owen
29th Jun 1885 Aston Contest 1 Rossini's Works / Rossini Fantasia / Reminiscences of Rossini [arr. Owen] 4 Alexander Owen
30th May 1885 Alloa Contest 2 Rossini [arr. Round] 1 Alexander Owen
23rd May 1885 Littleborough Contest 1 Unknown, do you know?
4th Apr 1885 Trawden Contest 5 The Last Judgement [arr. Godfrey] 14 Alexander Owen
4th Apr 1885 Colne Contest W Semiramide [unknown arranger]
20th Sep 1884 Royal National Eisteddfod 3 Rienzi [arr. Round] 6 Alexander Owen
1st Sep 1884 Belle Vue Brass Band Contest 2 La Gazza Ladra [arr. Godfrey] 8 Alexander Owen
16th Aug 1884 Rochdale Contest W
9th Aug 1884 Queensbury Contest W
4th Aug 1884 Manchester Contest 2 Crispino [arr. Round] 4 Alexander Owen
19th Jul 1884 Radcliffe Contest W
21st Jun 1884 Stalybridge Contest Heroic 8 Alexander Owen
14th Jun 1884 Clapham Cave 2 Heroic 2 Alexander Owen
7th Jun 1884 Southport Contest 3 Joan of Arc [Round] 6 Alexander Owen
17th May 1884 Rochdale Contest (1800s) 2 The Heavens are Telling [unknown arranger] 1 Alexander Owen
14th Apr 1884 Aston Contest 2 Heroic 11 Alexander Owen
3rd Dec 1883 Blackburn Contest 1 7 Alexander Owen
22nd Sep 1883 Blackpool Contest 1 Moses in Egypt [arr. Hecker] Unknown, do you know?
15th Sep 1883 Bolton Contest 3 The Heavens are Telling [unknown arranger] 19 Alexander Owen
3rd Sep 1883 Belle Vue Brass Band Contest 4 Il Giuramento [arr. Godfrey] 14 Alexander Owen
18th Aug 1883 Middleton Contest 1 Hohenlinden 4 Unknown, do you know?
11th Aug 1883 Rochdale Contest 5 Oberon [arr. Round] 2 Unknown, do you know?
6th Aug 1883 Barrow Contest 4 Weber [arr. Round] 3 Alexander Owen
21st Jul 1883 Littleborough Contest 1 Alexander Owen
1st Jul 1883 Stalybridge Contest Bouquet of Beauties 3 Alexander Owen
26th May 1883 Southport Contest 1 5 Alexander Owen
12th May 1883 Mytholm Contest 5 Iolanthe (selection) 11 Alexander Owen
21st Apr 1883 Kearsley Contest 1 Hallelujah Chorus [unknown arranger] 14 Alexander Owen
24th Mar 1883 Todmorden Contest 1 The Forest Queen 13 Alexander Owen
9th Sep 1882 Preston Contest 7 Operatic Selection [unknown arranger] 3 Alexander Owen
9th Sep 1882 Middleton Contest W Hohenlinden
4th Sep 1882 Belle Vue Brass Band Contest 6 Il Seraglio 2 Alexander Owen
14th Aug 1882 Dudley Castle Contest 1 Unknown, do you know?
12th Aug 1882 Rochdale Contest 4 4 Unknown, do you know?
7th Aug 1882 Liverpool Contest 2 Rienzi [arr. Round] 3 Alexander Owen
5th Aug 1882 Bakewell Contest 3 Operatic Selection [unknown arranger] Alexander Owen
29th Jul 1882 Littleborough Contest 1 8 Alexander Owen
22nd Jul 1882 Heywood Contest W
15th Jul 1882 Farnworth Contest Rossini's Works / Rossini Fantasia / Reminiscences of Rossini [arr. Owen] 5 Alexander Owen
15th Jul 1882 Glossop Contest W
1st Jul 1882 Rochdale Band Contest 1 The Forest Queen J. M. Robinson
28th Jun 1882 Newcastle Temperance Festival Class 1 (Open) 1 Alexander Owen
24th Jun 1882 Mossley Contest 5 Rossini's Works 1 Alexander Owen
17th Jun 1882 Farnworth Contest W
22nd Apr 1882 Kersley Moor Contest D 12 Alexander Owen
8th Apr 1882 Blackrod Contest 1 11 Unknown, do you know?
8th Apr 1882 Heptonstall Contest W
3rd Sep 1881 Middleton Contest 1 Hohenlinden Unknown, do you know?
16th Jul 1881 Greenfield Contest 3 Alexander Owen
16th Apr 1881 Heptonstall Contest 2 Marion 4 Alexander Owen
11th Sep 1880 Rochdale Contest 3 Hohenlinden Unknown, do you know?
6th Sep 1880 Belle Vue Brass Band Contest Vespri Siciliani [arr. Godfrey] Unknown, do you know?
28th Aug 1880 Bury Contest 4 Unknown, do you know?
25th Aug 1880 Radcliffe Contest 4 9 Alexander Owen
3rd Jul 1880 Royton Contest 2 Unknown, do you know?
4th Aug 1879 Mersey Docks and Harbour Board Contest Round the World Unknown, do you know?
26th Jul 1879 Rochdale Contest Unknown, do you know?
21st Jun 1879 Heywood Contest 4 Unknown, do you know?
12th Apr 1879 Trawden Contest W Il Giuramento [unknown arranger]
2nd Sep 1878 Belle Vue Brass Band Contest Romeo et Juliette [Gounod arr. Godfrey] Unknown, do you know?
24th Aug 1878 Royton Contest 1 Unknown, do you know?
17th Aug 1878 Leeds Horticultural Gardens 2 Souvenir de Meyerbeer [arr. Godfrey] Unknown, do you know?
29th Jun 1878 Huddersfield Contest (1800s) Honoria Unknown, do you know?
3rd Sep 1877 Belle Vue Brass Band Contest Jessonda Edwin Swift
25th Aug 1877 New Mills Contest 5 Unknown, do you know?
30th Jun 1877 Huddersfield Contest Semiramide [unknown arranger] 4 Edwin Swift
12th May 1877 Holme Mills Contest 5 Tannhäuser [arr. Swift] 10 Edwin Swift
14th Apr 1877 Waverley Market (Edinburgh) Contest Unknown, do you know?
1st Jul 1876 Greenfield Contest W
24th Jun 1876 Stalybridge Contest 4 Unknown, do you know?
20th May 1876 Holme Mills Contest 4 Unknown, do you know?
21st Aug 1875 New Mills Contest 3   Atilla [unknown arranger] Unknown, do you know?
1st Sep 1874 Middleton Contest Don Giovanni [arr. Winterbottom] Unknown, do you know?
22nd Aug 1874 New Mills Contest Unknown, do you know?
23rd Aug 1873 New Mills Contest Unknown, do you know?

Whit Friday

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Date Contest Position Conductor March
25th May 1934 Uppermill (Whit Friday) 3 Unknown, do you know?
9th Jun 1933 Mossley (Whit Friday) Unknown, do you know?
29th May 1931 Lees (Whit Friday) 1 Unknown, do you know?
13th Jun 1930 Mossley (Whit Friday) 1 Unknown, do you know?
24th May 1929 Bottom Mossley (Whit Friday) 1 Unknown, do you know?
24th May 1929 Micklehurst (Whit Friday) 3 Unknown, do you know?
24th May 1929 Mossley (Whit Friday) 3 Unknown, do you know?
1st Jun 1928 Greenfield (Whit Friday) 1 Unknown, do you know?
1st Jun 1928 Uppermill (Whit Friday) 1 Unknown, do you know?
1st Jun 1928 Mossley (Whit Friday) 2 Unknown, do you know?
1st Jun 1928 Micklehurst (Whit Friday) 3 Unknown, do you know?
10th Jun 1927 Greenfield (Whit Friday) 1 Unknown, do you know? March: O.R.B.
10th Jun 1927 Ashton (Whit Friday) 1 Unknown, do you know? March: O.R.B.
10th Jun 1927 Mossley (Whit Friday) 1 Charles Anderson March: O.R.B.
10th Jun 1927 Uppermill (Whit Friday) 1 Unknown, do you know? March: O.R.B.
10th Jun 1927 Bottom Mossley (Whit Friday) 2 Unknown, do you know? March: O.R.B.
10th Jun 1927 Micklehurst (Whit Friday) 3 Unknown, do you know? March: O.R.B.
4th Jun 1926 Uppermill (Whit Friday) 1 Unknown, do you know?
4th Jun 1926 Ashton (Whit Friday) 1 Unknown, do you know?
4th Jun 1926 Bottom Mossley (Whit Friday) 2 Unknown, do you know?
4th Jun 1926 Greenfield (Whit Friday) 3 Unknown, do you know?
4th Jun 1926 Mossley (Whit Friday) 4 Unknown, do you know?
5th Jun 1925 Mossley (Whit Friday) 1 Unknown, do you know?
5th Jun 1925 Ashton (Whit Friday) 1 Charles Anderson March: O.R.B.
5th Jun 1925 Micklehurst (Whit Friday) 3 Unknown, do you know?
13th Jun 1924 Greenfield (Whit Friday) 2 Charles Anderson
13th Jun 1924 Mossley (Whit Friday) 3 Charles Anderson
13th Jun 1924 Uppermill (Whit Friday) 3 Charles Anderson
13th Jun 1924 Ashton (Whit Friday) 3 Charles Anderson
25th May 1923 Uppermill (Whit Friday) 2 Unknown, do you know?
25th May 1923 Mossley (Whit Friday) 3 Unknown, do you know?
25th May 1923 Micklehurst (Whit Friday) 3 Unknown, do you know?
9th Jun 1922 Micklehurst (Whit Friday) 2 Unknown, do you know?
20th May 1921 Bottom Mossley (Whit Friday) 3 Unknown, do you know?
18th May 1894 Hollinwood (Whit Friday) 1 Unknown, do you know?
Years Contest
1926 1927 1928 Uppermill (Whit Friday)
1925 1926 1927 Ashton (Whit Friday)

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Notes

The famous Oldham Rifle Brigade band, after whom the march "O.R.B." was named (the composer, Charles Anderson, was the band's conductor), was founded in 1865 as a civilian band.

In 1871 it became affiliated to the local volunteer regiment, which underwent various name changes over the years, which are reflected (sometimes apparently inconsistently) in the names that the band contested under.

The history of the regiment name that the band was attached to is as follows:
February 1860 - founded as 31st (Oldham) Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
November 1860 - became part of 7th Admin. Bn.
1880 - consolidated as 23rd corps, but changed back to 7th shortly thereafter
1882 - new corps formed with same personnel - 22nd Lancs. RVC
1888 - became 6th VB Manchester Regiment
1908 - became 10th Manchesters

The band was reformed after the 1914-18 war by Francis Miller, and continued as a brass band until 1934, when the War Office decreed that all military bands must become mixed brass/woodwind. It is not currently known how long the band continued after that date, although it is interesting that we have them recorded at Belle Vue in 1935.

Anne Stewart feedbacks:
"Just to inform you that my Grandfather was the F. Miller described as conductor at some of the contests. Francis Miller. He fought and was injured at Gallipoli although came out of the band at that point to fight with his half brother who was not in the band. He ended up as Reg Sgt Major and bandmaster of the Manchester 10th and I believe that after the war he went to buy new silver for the regiment. I have photos of the band and Regiment and will try to find out if he conducted at any of the other contests. My father talked of going with my grandfather to the contest at Crystal Palace prior to the first World war. He says the band was mustered on the forecourt of Euston Fire Station in London and marched all the way to Crystal Palace. However my father did not remember them winning!"
"My Grandfather was Francis Miller mentioned above. I sent an earlier E mail. I think the H miller you have down as conducting the band in 1924 at Crystal Palace must in fact have been F Miller as my Father said they competed 3 times with him as bandmaster. My Uncle's Family account of his Father Francis Miller says After the 1918 war the band was reformed by my Grandfather and continued until 1934 when the war Office issued an order that all Army Bands had to be standerdised and turned into military bands. My Grandfather knew nothing of military bands with woodwind instruments and he struggled on for 2 years. He then left the army being too old and the 10th became a tank regiment."

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