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Comedy Overture (1934), John Ireland

Contest Test Pieces (30)

Date Contest Winner
17th Oct 2015 NIBA Championship of Ireland (Championship Brass) 1st Old Boys
27th May 2012 All England International Masters Tredegar Town
19th Mar 2005 London and Southern Counties (First Section) Staines Brass
13th Mar 2005 North West Area (First Section) Freckleton
13th Mar 2005 Scottish Championship (First Section) Johnstone Silver
13th Mar 2005 West of England Area (First Section) Aldbourne
12th Mar 2005 Welsh Area (First Section) Parc & Dare
5th Mar 2005 Midlands Area (First Section) Raunds Temperance
5th Mar 2005 Yorkshire Area (First Section) Hatfield Main
26th Feb 2005 North of England Area (First Section) Easington Colliery
13th Feb 2005 North East Midlands Contest (First Section) Hathern
8th May 1999 Grand Shield Carlton Main Frickley
4th Feb 1996 Durham League Contest (Section B) E.Y.M.S.
7th Dec 1985 Swedish National Championship (A Class) Göteborg Brass
8th Sep 1984 British Open Grimethorpe Colliery
6th Nov 1982 National Mineworkers (Championship Section) Desford Colliery Dowty Band
6th Dec 1980 Wessex Brass Band Association Winter Contest (Championship Section) Woodfalls Silver
12th Feb 1978 Durham League Contest (Section A) Ever Ready
5th Mar 1977 Cornwall BBA Contest (Championship Section) Camborne Town
1st Dec 1973 Wessex Brass Band Association Winter Contest (Championship Section) Woodfalls
4th May 1969 CISWO North East (Championship Section) Cowpen and Crofton
2nd Sep 1967 British Open Grimethorpe Colliery
3rd Nov 1951 Berkshire & Neighbouring Counties Band Festival Guild (Championship Section) Raunds Temperance
17th Mar 1951 Hammersmith Contest (Championship) Hanwell
29th Oct 1950 Victorian State Championships (A Grade) City of Ballarat
12th Nov 1949 National Championship of Great Britain (Championship Section Final) Black Dyke Mills
24th Sep 1938 Crystal Palace (Junior Cup - B) North Middlesex
24th Sep 1938 Crystal Palace (Junior Cup - A) Northfleet
28th Sep 1935 Crystal Palace (Grand Shield) Blackhall Colliery Band
29th Sep 1934 National Championship of Great Britain (Crystal Palace) Fodens Motor Works


Own Choice Test Pieces (18)

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Date Contest Band Position
8th May 2016 Buxton Festival (Championship/First Section) Bollington 1
30th Sep 2012 SCABA Autumn Contest (Championship Section) Sandhurst Silver Band 5
20th Nov 2005 Leicestershire BBA (Leicester) Contest (First Section) Regent Brass
2nd Oct 2005 SCABA Autumn Contest (Championship Section) Panta Rhei Gent 9
10th Sep 2005 Flemish Open Brass Band Championship (B-Section) Panta Rhei 7
3rd Apr 2005 Tameside Open Championships (Championship Section) Ashton 1
3rd Apr 2005 Tameside Open Championships (Championship Section) Marsden Silver Prize 4
6th Feb 2005 Brass At The Guild (Preston) Contest (Championship Section) Marsden Silver Prize 8
6th Feb 2005 Brass At The Guild (Preston) Contest (Championship Section) Llanrug Silver 11
6th Feb 2005 Brass At The Guild (Preston) Contest (Championship Section) Jackfield (Elcock Reisen 18
2nd May 1999 Buxton Festival (Championship Section) Glossop Old 4
7th Aug 1991 New South Wales Concert Bands States championships Canberra City (ACT) 3
11th Feb 1990 NWABBA Contest (Second Section) Hesketh Bank 6
1st Dec 1985 Huddersfield & District BBA Contest (Section A) Haworth 4
18th Apr 1970 Excelsior Festival of Music Morris Motors
19th Nov 1967 Northumberland Brass Band League (Section A) Cowpen and Crofton 1
23rd Aug 1958 Edinburgh International Contest Yorkshire Imperial Metals 5
31st Jan 1938 Australian Championships (B Grade) Maryborough Federal (Qld) 7

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