British Open Solo & Quartet Championships

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  1. Roger Thorne

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    British Open Solo & Quartet Championships

    Press Release

    THE BRITISH OPEN SOLO CHAMPIONSHIPS

    DUKINFIELD TOWN HALL, TAMESIDE SATURDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2006.


    The British Open Solo & Quartet Championships this year returns to the recently refurbished Dukinfield Town Hall on a new date and day Saturday 11th November 2006.

    The 2005 British Open Champion Phillip Dias will defend his title and will be joined by the Earn Keller International Soloist of the Year from Austrailia, Paula Russell along with the six qualifier’s from the preliminary competition to be held earlier in the day in the Final to decide who will become the 2006 British Open Solo Champion. The Qualifying contest will also decide who will become the British Open Soprano/Cornet, Flugel/Horn Baritone/Euphonium, Trombone and Bass Champions. This competition is with Piano accompanist which is provided if required.

    Also this year for the first time the British Open Intermediate Champion Ben Hirons has been invited and will defend his title and he will be joined by the five qualifier’s from the preliminary competition to be held earlier in the day in the Final to decide who will become the 2006 British Open Solo Intermediate Champion. (This competition is without piano accompanist).

    There are three other categories to be competed for at the Championships which are :-

    The Junior Slow Melody Championship (without piano accompanist) This section is for competitors who must be under the age of twelve. Depending on the number of entries ten or more, a qualifying contest will take place, the first five will be invited to competition in a grand final to decide the British Open Champion. All competitors in this section receive certificates.

    The Senior Quartet Championship in which Quartet parties must be bona fide members of the same band. The First Place in this section will become the British Open Champions.

    The Junior Quartet Championship, Quartet parties must be bona fide members of the same band and must be under the age of seventeen. The First Place in this section will become the British Open Champions.

    The adjudicators for this year are Paul Andrews, Helen Fox, Russel Gray, Richard Marshall, Geoffrey Whittam and Glyn Williams.

    Spaces are still available in all five sections, entry forms and further information are available from:- Frank Hodges 39 Broxton Avenue Orrell Wigan Tel 01942703217 Mobile 07930 562 768
    or 07961049092 Email frankhodges@bbbr.co.uk

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