Nostalgia

In the lead up to this year’s British Open Championship at the Birmingham Symphony Hall we’re getting all nostalgic and looking back through some of the band’s winning performances over the years from this and other contests (see here for a full account).

We have managed to dredge up some old recordings from the archives, and with the help of a cassette to mp3 converter (cheers Gaz!) you can listen and/or download them for yourself below.


National Championships of Great Britain 1986 – The Royal Albert Hall, London
Piece: Diversions for Brass Band Derek Bourgeois
Conductor: Roy Newsome
Winners (full results here)

Diversions for Brass Band (1st)
Number of Downloads: 51, File Size: 16.6 MB, Date Published: 29.Oct.2018


The British Open Championships 1993 – Free Trade Hall, Manchester
Piece: Masquerade Philip Wilby
Conductor: Major Peter Parkes
Winners (full results here)

The performance begins at 02:52.

Masquerade (1st)
Number of Downloads: 52, File Size: 21.5 MB, Date Published: 29.Oct.2018

Apologies for strange noise at 11:59!

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