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Overture for an Epic Occasion (1945), Denis Wright

Contest Test Pieces (25)

Date Contest Winner
6th Dec 1986 Wessex Brass Band Association (Third Section) Marchwood Brass
5th Nov 1977 National Mineworkers (Third Section) Point of Ayr Colliery
27th Sep 1975 Butlins (Pwllheli) Contest Trefor
4th Aug 1975 National Eisteddfod of Wales (Class B) Northop
18th Nov 1972 SWBBA Contest (Second Section) Plymouth Silver
4th Dec 1971 Northants Amateur Brass Band Association (3rd Section) Daventry Town
20th Nov 1971 Reading Contest (Third Section) Towcester Studio
1st May 1971 Midlands Area (Third Section) Riddings
24th Apr 1971 Welsh Area (Third Section) Llwydcoed Silver
18th Apr 1971 North West Area (Third Section) Poulton-le-Fylde
3rd Apr 1971 West of England Area (Third Section) Hamworthy Engineering
27th Mar 1971 Scottish Championship (Third Section) Newtongrange Lothian
21st Mar 1971 London and Southern Counties (Third Section) Redbridge Youth Band
13th Mar 1971 North of England Area (Third Section) Workington Town Band
11th Dec 1965 Wessex Brass Band Association (Championship Section) Woodfalls Silver
7th Jul 1956 Weymouth Contest (Section 1) Fishponds British Legion
22nd Oct 1955 SCABA Autumn Contest (First Section) Horsham Borough
22nd May 1954 Senior Trophy Laganvale Silver
17th Apr 1954 Brass Band League (NI) Spring Festival (Championship Section) Agnes Street
7th Nov 1953 Scottish Championship (Second Section) Hawick Saxhorn
20th Jun 1953 West of England Bandsmen's Festival (Class A) Camborne Town Band
8th May 1948 Belle Vue May Contest (Class A) Prescot Cable Works
17th Aug 1946 GBBA Annual Contest (Open Section) Fishponds Argyle
25th May 1946 West of England Area (Second Section) St. Austell Town
6th Oct 1945 National Championship of Great Britain (Championship Section Final) Fairey Aviation


Own Choice Test Pieces (10)

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Date Contest Band Position
2nd Feb 1986 Lewisham Contest (Third & Fourth Section) Brighton Silver
1st Apr 1983 Australian Championships (B Grade) City of Essendon (Vic) 9
3rd Nov 1979 National Mineworkers (Third Section) Thorne Town
29th Sep 1979 Leamington Spa (Warwick District Council) Contest (Open Section) Shipston Town 10
12th Sep 1976 Leamington Spa (Warwick District Council) Contest (Open Section) Coventry Festival 4
17th Apr 1976 Australian Championships (Junior Grade) Gold Coast City Juniors (Qld) 3
7th Mar 1976 Oldham Contest (Section B) Trefor Silver 5
10th Sep 1972 Leamington Spa Contest (Open Section) Daventry and District Silver
4th May 1957 Daily Herald Midlands Festival (Third Section) Shirley Silver
4th May 1957 Daily Herald Midlands Festival (Second Section) Shirley Silver

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