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Academic Festival Overture (1936), Johannes Brahms arranged Denis Wright

Contest Test Pieces (40)

Date Contest Winner
12th Jan 2019 Butlins Mineworkers (Second Section)
22nd Sep 2012 National Championship of Great Britain (Second Section Final) South Milford Brass
17th Nov 2002 Northern Open (Second Section) Old Silkstone
1st Feb 1998 Durham League Contest (Section C) Ellington Colliery
26th Nov 1994 North Wales Rally (Section Two) Ifton
24th Oct 1993 Pontins (Second Section) Boarshurst
May 1993 IABCB National Band Championships (Section 1 Brass) Arklow Silver Band
25th Nov 1989 SEWBBA (Treorchy) Contest (Second Section) Markham and District
25th Nov 1989 Swiss National Championships (First Division) Fanfare Echo des Alpes Les Posses
20th Jun 1987 West of England Bandsmen's Festival (Class B) RBL Crownhill
19th Oct 1986 NWABBA Preston District Contest (Section C) Volex Golborne
16th Nov 1985 Reading Contest (Second Section) City of Oxford
6th Oct 1984 National Championship of Great Britain (Second Section Final) Lockwood (F. Drake Fibres)
16th May 1981 SEWBBA (Treorchy) Contest (Second Section) Crosskeys Silver
15th Nov 1980 NIBA Championship of Ireland (Grade 2 Brass) Murley
15th Nov 1980 SWBBA Contest (Second Section) Bugle Silver
1st Oct 1977 NSW State Championships (B Grade) Gosford Shire
19th Mar 1977 Nottingham Championship (Second Section) Barnsley Music Centre
1974 CISWO Yorkshire (2nd Section) Barrow Colliery Band
19th May 1973 CISWO Nottinghamshire (Second Section) Shirland Miners Welfare
21st Oct 1972 Australian Championships (A Grade) Footscray Yarraville (Vic)
6th May 1972 Grand Shield Stanshawe (Bristol)
8th Jul 1961 East Anglia BBA v London &HCBBA(Section B) East Ham Borough
8th Aug 1960 National Eisteddfod of Wales (Class A) Melingriffith
3rd Feb 1957 Halifax Association Contest (Section 1) Lindley
9th Dec 1956 National Coal Board (Durham Area) Section A Crookhall Colliery
19th Nov 1955 Berkshire & Neighbouring Counties Band Festival Guild (Section 1) Wellworthy Works
5th Dec 1953 Bletchley Brass Band Contest (Championship Section) Hanwell Silver
24th Jun 1950 Romford Contest (Open Section) Hanwell
27th May 1950 Belle Vue May Contest (Class A) Ollerton Colliery
22nd Apr 1946 NSW State Championships (A Grade) N S W Government Railways
16th Mar 1946 North West Area (Championship Section) Barrow Shipyard Band
24th Jun 1944 Bristol and West Contest (Championship Section) Fairey Aviation
24th Jun 1944 Yorkshire Championships (Championship Section) Brighouse and Rastrick
6th Sep 1941 British Open Fairey Aviation
1st Jun 1940 Hanwell Contest (Division 1) Wood Green Excelsior
17th Jun 1939 Butlins Holiday Camp Contest (Championship Section) Luton
20th Aug 1938 Walthamstow Contest (Section 1) Hanwell
11th Jun 1938 Leeds Contest (Section One) Bickershaw Colliery
6th Sep 1937 British Open Besses o' th' Barn


Own Choice Test Pieces (39)

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Date Contest Band Position
24th Nov 2018 Wessex BBA Contest Downton 4
18th Nov 2018 Leicestershire BBA (Leicester) Contest (Second Section) City of Coventry 8
18th Nov 2018 Leicestershire BBA (Leicester) Contest (First Section) Ibstock Brick Brass 8
6th May 2017 SEWBBA (Merthyr Tydfil) Contest (Second Section) Melingriffith 2 8
29th Sep 2013 SCABA Autumn Contest (First Section) Horsham Borough 6
2nd Dec 2012 Scottish Challenge Shield Croy Silver 9
25th Nov 2012 Leicestershire BBA (Leicester) Contest (Second Section) Bilton Silver (Rugby) 4
25th Sep 2010 Swiss Open Brass Band Fribourg 7
14th Oct 2007 SCABA Autumn Contest (First Section) Fairlop Brass 9
22nd Sep 2007 Swiss Open Brass Band de Waldsang 3
15th Apr 2001 Australian Championships (C Grade) Shepparton Brass (Vic) 7
20th Aug 1985 New South Wales B Grade Concert Band State Championships Brisbane College of Advanced Education 1
2nd Dec 1984 Tyldesley Contest (Section B) Dutton Forshaw 2
2nd Dec 1984 Aylesbury (Buckinghamshire & District BBA) Contest (Section A) Berkhamsted & Boxmoor
23rd Sep 1984 Burtonwood Brewery Brass Band Championships (Section 'C') Dutton Forshaw 1
20th Nov 1983 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (2nd section) Telford
27th Sep 1980 Leamington Spa (Warwick District Council) Contest (Open Section) Ratby Band 10
2nd Dec 1979 Huddersfield & District BBA December Contest (Section B) Clayton West and Emley
1st Oct 1978 Glossop Contest (Section A) Greenalls Champion
30th Sep 1978 Leamington Spa (Warwick District Council) Contest (Open Section) Coventry Festival 5
15th Apr 1978 Huddersfield & District BBA Spring Contest (Section A) Hebden Bridge
8th Apr 1977 Australian Championships (Junior Grade) Blue Mountains City Juniors (NSW) 2
6th Feb 1977 Hammersmith Contest (Second Division) City of Coventry 'B' 3
12th May 1974 Trans Pennine (Greenfield) Band Contest (Section B) Clayton West and Emley
30th Apr 1972 Blackpool Contest, 'A' Section Lancashire Constabulary 3
14th Jun 1970 Australian Championships (C Grade) Waverley Municipal (NSW) 3
13th Jun 1970 NSW State Championships (C Grade) Waverley Municipal 2
29th Nov 1969 Bury Contest (Section B) Leigh Silver 4
23rd Mar 1968 Leigh Contest (Section A) Haydock 2
9th Jun 1962 Daily Herald Brighton Open Brass Band Festival (Second Section) Cable and Wireless 1
5th Mar 1961 Birmingham BBA v. Gloucester BBA Contest (Class A) Langley 2
9th Jun 1956 Daily Herald Brighton Open Brass Band Festival (2nd Section) Cable and Wireless
16th Jul 1949 Daily Herald Brighton Open Brass Band Festival (Championship Section) Morris Motors 1
6th Sep 1941 British Open Fairey Aviation 1
6th Sep 1941 British Open Bickershaw Colliery 4
6th Sep 1941 British Open ICI (Alkali) 6
6th Sep 1941 British Open Sankey's Castle Works
6th Sep 1941 British Open Cory's Workmen
6th Sep 1941 British Open Horwich Old

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