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Diadem of Gold (1953), George Bailey arranged Frank Wright

Contest Test Pieces (27)

Date Contest Winner
12th May 2018 British Open Spring Festival (Senior Cup) Oldham (Lees)
7th Nov 2015 Danish National Championship (Championship Division) Lyngby-Taarbæk Brass Band
28th Oct 2001 Pontins (Championship Section) JAG Mount Charles
13th May 2000 SEWBBA (Ebbw Vale) Contest (Championship Section) Cory
17th Nov 1996 Pilkington Northern Open (Section A) British Aerospace (Chadderton)
24th Nov 1991 City of Leicester Brass Band Festival (Championship Section) Yorkshire Electricity Drighlington
4th Nov 1989 SWBBA Contest (Championship Section) Bodmin
20th May 1989 SEWBBA (Ebbw Vale) Contest (Championship Section) Parc and Dare
28th Oct 1984 Pontins (Championship Section) Jones and Crossland
23rd May 1982 Joshua Tetley Leeds Open (Championship Section) City of Coventry
19th Feb 1978 NWABBA Contest (Championship Section) Stalybridge
10th Sep 1977 British Open Black Dyke Mills
21st Jun 1975 West of England Bandsmen's Festival (Class A) Soundwell
23rd May 1971 CISWO North East (Championship Section) Dawdon Lodge
15th Nov 1969 Reading Contest (Championship Section) Shaftesbury Crusade
21st Sep 1969 Clacton-on-Sea Contest (Championship Section) Hemel Hempstead
10th May 1969 Yorkshire Area (Championship Section) Hammonds Sauce Works
3rd May 1969 Midlands Area (Championship Section) GUS (Footwear)
20th Apr 1969 North West Area (Championship Section) CWS (Manchester)
12th Apr 1969 West of England Area (Championship Section) St Dennis
15th Mar 1969 North of England Area (Championship Section) Craghead Colliery
15th Feb 1969 Welsh Area (Championship Section) Lewis Merthyr (Porth) Workmen's
1969 London and Southern Counties (Championship Section)
14th Sep 1967 NSW State Championships (A Grade) Wollongong City
1st Nov 1963 Australian Championships (A Grade) Barrier Industrial Union (NSW)
27th Oct 1956 Australian Championships (A Grade) St. John Ambulance ( NSW)
17th Oct 1953 National Championship of Great Britain (Championship Section Final) Fodens Motor Works


Own Choice Test Pieces (64)

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Date Contest Band Position
28th Apr 2018 SEWBBA (Cardiff) Contest (First Section) Burry Port Town Band 2
3rd Oct 2015 West Wales BBA Festival Contest (First Section) Markham & District Band 1
16th May 2015 SEWBBA (Merthyr Tydfil) Contest (First Section) Markham & District 2
27th Nov 2011 Leicestershire BBA (Leicester) Contest (First Section) Brackley and District Band 12
21st Nov 2010 Northern Open (Section C) York Railway Institute 1
16th May 2010 Weston-super-Mare (Championship & First Section) Kidlington 6
17th May 2008 SEWBBA (Ebbw Vale) Contest (Championship Section) Thomas Coaches Mid Rhondda 4
7th Oct 2006 West Wales BBA Contest (Championship Section) Mid Rhondda 5
15th May 2005 Weston-super-Mare (Championship & First Section) Treherbert 3
14th May 2005 SEWBBA (Ebbw Vale) Contest (Championship Section) Treherbert and District 7
5th May 2002 Buxton Festival (Championship/First Section) Marsden Silver 8
2nd Dec 2001 West Midlands Brass Band Association Contest (1st section) Kibworth 3
7th May 2000 Weston-super-Mare (Championship & First Section) Tongwynlais Temperance 1
18th Apr 1999 Yorkshire & Humberside BBA Contest Drighlington Band 1
3rd May 1998 Buxton Festival (Championship & First Section) Hade Edge 11
31st Aug 1996 Land o' Burns Bo'ness & Carriden 6
3rd Dec 1995 Hartlepool Brass Band Contest (Championship Section) Northumbria Police
15th Apr 1995 Australian Championships (A Grade) South Brisbane Federal (Qld) 13
10th Oct 1993 SCABA Autumn Contest (First Section) Friday-Ad (Uckfield) 1
24th Sep 1989 Burtonwood Brewery Brass Band Championships (Second Section) Volex Golborne
19th Feb 1989 NWABBA Contest (Championship Section) A & B (Pemberton Old) 10
26th Mar 1988 Southampton Open Contest (Championship Section) Woodfalls 2
22nd Feb 1987 NWABBA Contest (Championship Section) Greenall's Champion 4
20th Oct 1984 Leamington Spa (Warwick District Council) Contest (Open Section) Coventry School of Music 2
28th Apr 1984 West Yorkshire County Council Contest (Section A) Lockwood
3rd Apr 1983 Australian Championships (A Grade) Evening Post Onslow Brass ( NZ ) 2
1st Apr 1983 Australian Championships (B Grade) Kogarah Municipal (NSW) 4
21st Aug 1982 Edinburgh International Contest Rochdale Wilsons 3
23rd May 1982 Joshua Tetley Leeds Open (Championship Section) City of Coventry 1
31st Jan 1982 Rochdale Contest (Section A) Warburtons Bakery
7th Nov 1981 National Mineworkers (Second Section) Shotts St Patrick
26th Sep 1981 Leamington Spa (Warwick District Council) Contest (Open Section) Grimsby 4
19th Apr 1981 Australian Championships (A Grade) R S L Concert --Brisbane (Qld) 11
2nd Mar 1980 Oldham Contest (Section A) Hepworth 6
3rd Feb 1980 Wigan Contest (Championship Section) Andrews Heat for Hire 1
27th Jan 1980 Rochdale Contest (Section A) Stacksteads
27th Jan 1980 Rochdale Contest (Section A) Andrews Heat for Hire
27th Jan 1980 Rochdale Contest (Section A) Hepworth
2nd Dec 1979 Huddersfield & District BBA December Contest (Section A) Hepworth
3rd Nov 1979 National Mineworkers (Championship Section) Brodsworth Colliery 5
1st Oct 1978 Glossop Contest (Section A) Walkden 3
30th Sep 1978 Leamington Spa (Warwick District Council) Contest (Open Section) Black Country Brass 4
21st Sep 1975 Leamington Spa (Warwick District Council) Contest (Open Section) Black Country Brass 5
17th Nov 1974 Saddleworth Contest (Section A) Spillers Gainsborough 1
10th Sep 1972 Leamington Spa Contest (Open Section) Yorkley Onward 1
11th Sep 1971 Chesterfield Rural District Council Invitation Contest (Championship) Creswell Colliery Welfare 3
28th Aug 1971 Edinburgh International Contest Dawdon Lodge 2
17th Apr 1971 Carnegie Invitation Contest (Championship Section) City of Edinburgh 6
18th Apr 1970 Excelsior Festival of Music Shaftesbury Crusade
7th Feb 1970 Wiltshire and Neighbouring Guilds Contest Shaftesbury Crusade 1
22nd Jun 1969 Leamington Spa Contest (Open Section) Kibworth 1
26th Jan 1969 Fife Charities Band Association Contest Tullis Russell Mills 3
16th Jul 1966 Milk Marketing Board Contest (Class A) Mid Rhondda 1
7th May 1966 South Wales & Monmouthshire Brass Band Association (A Section) Mid Rhondda 2
Apr 1966 Brass Band League (NI) Spring Festival (Championship Section) 1st Old Boys 1
2nd Jun 1962 Blaydon Races Centenary Contest (Section 1) Harton Colliery
26th Aug 1961 Newcastleton Contest Bo'ness and Carriden 2
27th Aug 1960 Edinburgh International Contest Scottish Gas Board
21st May 1960 Glasgow Charities Contest Scottish Gas Board 3
23rd Apr 1960 South Wales & Monmouthshire Brass Band Association (A Section) Mid Rhondda Workmen 1
5th Dec 1959 Edinburgh Charities Contest 7th Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 3
5th Dec 1959 Edinburgh Charities Contest Scottish Gas Board 4
29th Aug 1959 Edinburgh International Contest Scottish Gas Board 3
28th Aug 1954 Edinburgh International Contest Munn and Felton 2

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