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Belle Vue Brass Band Contest

Mon 2nd Sep 1867

Test Piece: Der Freischütz [arr. Winterbottom]
- Carl Maria von Weber arr. William Winterbottom
Adjudicators: William Winterbottom, Alfred Crowe, Alfred Phasey, John Gladney Snr, W Williams
Venue: Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK

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Position Band Conductor Draw
1   Clay Cross (3rd Rifles) John Naylor 18
2 Bacup John Lord 13
3 Compstall Bridge Henry Tymm 12
4 Mow Cop Daniel Pogson 9
5 Dodsworth's J. W. Dodsworth 19
Meltham Mills D. Wood 1
Dewsbury John Peel 2
Heckmondwyke John Parker 3
Colne James Duerden 4
Buttershaw Mills (Bradford) Henry Jackson 5
Rochdale Healey Hall Joseph Law 6
Denton Original E. Moss 7
Bradford Model Frank Galloway 8
Holmfirth Temperance William Battye 10
Liverpool West Derby E. Armitage 11
Todmorden W. Brooks 14
Darwen Rifle Corps William Ellis 15
Burnley Joseph Ford 16
Keighley (V.R.) John Midgley 17
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Prizes: 1st: £30 2nd: £17 3rd: £12 4th: £9 5th: £5

The Clay Cross band was composed of hand-picked players from Matlock, Chesterfield, and Clay Cross bands. The audience objected loudly to this throughout their performance. The adjudicators responded by announcing that, unless the audience allowed them to hear the band, they would be compelled to place it first, despite doubting that it could surpass the playing of the Bacup band. The audience not giving way, this came to pass, resulting in much ill-feeling, and a boycott of the Bacup band from the 1868 contest.

British Open and Qualifying

Printed from https://brassbandresults.co.uk/