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Granada Band of the Year

Sun 9th May 1976

Format: Other
Adjudicators: Eric Bravington, Trevor Walmsley, Arthur Taylor
Venue: Belle Vue, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, UK

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Position Band Conductor Draw Points
1 Grimethorpe Colliery Band Bryden Thompson 10 211
2   The Fairey Band Kenneth Dennison 5 211
3 The Cory Band Denzil Stephens 9 200
4 Brighouse and Rastrick Maurice Handford 8 199
5 Wingates Temperance Richard Evans 2 197
7 Stanshawe (Bristol) Sidney Sager 6
City of Coventry Ray Farr 1
Hammonds Sauce Works Geoffrey Whitham 3
Besses o'th' Barn Frank Bryce 4
Desford Colliery Albert Chappell 7
Manchester CWS Derek Garside 11
Ever Ready Eric Cunningham 12
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From Arthur Taylor's book 'Brass Bands':

Grimethorpe and Fairey tied for first place. As previously agreed, the marks awarded by the television adjudicator were used to break the tie; Grimethorpe were therefore declared the 1976 champions.

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