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Waverley Market (Edinburgh) Contest

Sat 14 Apr 1877

Format: Own Choice Test Piece Contest
Adjudicators: Charles (jr) Godfrey
Venue: Waverley Market, Edinburgh

Position Band Conductor Music
1 Linthwaite Band Edwin Swift William Tell [arr. Swift]
2 Kingston Mills Band John Gladney Les Huguenots [unknown arranger]
3 Meltham Mills Band John Gladney Elijah [arr. Gladney] 1874
4 Accrington Band (7th L.R.V.) John Gladney Fidelio [unknown arranger]
5 Whins-of-Milton Unknown
10th Forfar Highland R.V. Unknown
25th L.R.V. (Glasgow) Unknown
29th L.R.V. (Airdrie Old Union) Unknown
31st L.R.V.B. Unknown
7th L.R.V. (Clayton-le-Moors) Unknown
Armadale Brass Band Unknown
Black Dike Mills Brass Band Unknown
Carluke Old Band Unknown
Cleland Band Unknown
Coatbridge Band Unknown
Cumbernauld Brass Band (11th D.R.V.) Unknown
Fechney Industrial School (Perth) Unknown
Holm Mills Unknown
Jedforest Band Unknown
Langholm Band Unknown
Newmains (Volunteer) Band Unknown
Stalybridge Old Band Unknown
Whitburn Brass Band Unknown


The first Scottish contest at which the famous English brass bands appeared. 23 bands competed, each limited to 25 performers. The judge was Mr. Charles Godfrey, bandmaster, Royal Horse Guards (The Blues). The proceedings were commenced at one o'clock by the combined bands, representing six hundred performers, playing the National Anthem. The proceedings closed at seven o'clock by the bands in mass playing a "Grand Contest March," composed expressly for this occasion. Both of the combined performances were conducted by Mr. Harry O'Neil, the famous cornet-player, one of the Queen's Trumpeters, who had the entire management of the proceedings.

1st: £60
2nd: £30
3rd: £20
4th: £10
Best Scottish band: A gold-mounted ivory conductor's baton and a silver-plated and gilt cornet - Whins-of-Milton
Best euphonium with a Scottish band: A Vienna euphonium - Joseph Lindsay, Coatbridge Band

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