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Archive Feature- 1975 Manchester District Contest

This photograph was taken in November 1975 to celebrate the first contest win of the band since it's reformation as Flixton Silver Band in 1967.

Competing in the Manchester District Contest, held at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, the band competed in Section C (4th Section), which on the day was adjudicated by a popular figure of the time - Dick Arrand.Conducted by Musical Director Paul Crashley, Flixton were awarded 186 points playing the set testpiece, The Seasons, by John Carr. The First prize of £25 and the T. Reynolds Shield (which is shown in the photograph), was presented to Band Chairman, Stanley Holden.

After the contest, a number of players took part in a massed band concert. More than 100 players formed what was then, the largest composite brass band, ever to appear on stage in the country.

It was a day, never to be forgotten by those who took part.






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Archive Photo Feature- Sep 2003

1975- Manchester District Contest

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Information courtesy of Mike Rowley.

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