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National Championship of Great Britain (Championship Section Final)

Sat 06 Oct 1945

Format: Test Piece Contest
Test Piece: Overture for an Epic Occasion 1945
Adjudicators: Henry Geehl , Frank Wright
Venue: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England, UK

Position Band Conductor Draw Points
1 Fairey Aviation Harry Mortimer 6 180
2 Horden Colliery William Lowes 13 175
3 Parc & Dare W. Haydn Bebb 16 173
4 Brighouse & Rastrick Eric Ball 4 169
Clydebank Burgh Charles Telfer 1
Luton Fred Mortimer 2
Black Dyke Mills Arthur Oakes Pearce 3
Creswell Colliery Harold Moss 5
Cory Reg Little 7
Wingates Temperance Harold Moss 8
Grimethorpe George Thompson 9
Ransome & Marles J. A. Greenwood 10
Blackhall Colliery Noel Thorpe 11
Hanwell George Turner 12
St. Hilda George Hespe 14
Scottish CWS J. A. Greenwood 15
Gwauncaegurwen Dan Lloyd 17

Foden's were barred for having achieved a hat trick in 1936-8.

Denis Wright was appointed referee.


1st: 200 Guineas
2nd: 150 Guineas
3rd: 75 Guineas
4th: 50 Guineas

The 1945 Championship was the first sponsored by the Daily Herald Newspaper.

The winners were announced by John Henry Iles OBE.

The composers notes on his work described an "Epic Occasion" as "such as the overthrow of Nazidom".
The contest started at 12.00 noon.
The programme cost 6d and all proceeds went to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children.

Printed from https://brassbandresults.co.uk/