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Yorkshire Brass Band Championships (Third Section)

Sat 26th Mar 1966

Test Piece: Thames Valley Suite
- Henry Geehl arr. Frank Wright
Adjudicators: William A. Scholes
Venue: St. George's Hall, Bradford, Yorkshire, England, UK

Yorkshire Area (Second Section) 1966 Yorkshire Area (Fourth Section) 1966
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Position Band Conductor Draw Points
1 Meltham and Meltham Mills Maurice Wadsworth 14 188
2 Kippax Old N. Morley 7 184
3 Grimethorpe Colliery Juniors William Lippeatt 3 182
4 Hatfield Main W. Smith 13 180
Honley Silver Sydney Fripp 1
Rossington Main Colliery D. D. Cooke 2
Skelmanthorpe John Willie Morley 4
Leeds City (Commercial Club) Fred Argyle 5
Haworth Public John Moor 6
Horbury Victoria S. B. Roocroft 8
Hessle British Legion Alfred Whitehead 9
Clayton Subscription W. Bower 10
Friendly William Henry Exley 11
Yeadon Old G. W. Chestney 12
Knottingley T. B. Pollard 15
Ackton Hall Workmens T. Sellers 16
Holme Silver Albert Robinson 17
West Riding Fire Brigade Stuart Garside 18
W Elsecar Main Colliery
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19 bands competed.

Statement from the 1966 Yorkshire Brass Band Committee, printed in the contest programme:

"When the sudden and rather distressing announcement was made in May of last year, that Messrs. Odhams Press Ltd. was to discontinue its active participation in the Area Contests, although they will still continue to present National Championships in London annually (see announcement on back page of this programme), we in Yorkshire were first to make it known that our Area Contests, so firmly established, would be continued—reverting to the original style and title as above. An appeal was made to all Yorkshire Bands for continued loyal support, and the Festival Committee is extremely gratified at the most wonderful response thereto, which has resulted in the magnificent entry of 55 Bands in these Championships—this in spite of the enormous increase in the cost of registration of players. All connected with Yorkshire Brass Bands can be justifiably proud of such an achievement. Congratulations are due to all."

# List giving venue of London contests

All the prize winners from the Yorkshire Brass Band Championships four section contests went forward to compete at the National Finals.
The North Eastern Area Qualifying Contests were not held.

Apparently all the trophies were withdrawn after the 1965 season and then redistributed for the 1966 contests; the championship section trophy previously used in Yorkshire went to the North West Area and the winners - CWS (Manchester)'s name was engraved on the trophy.


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