July 2020 Albert Chappell 1985 (Photo: courtesy Tamsin Carter) By Tony Mansell Born: 1917 in Rugby Married: Eileen Died: 1999 Albert Chappell had a major influence on the UK and Cornish brass band scene and there are many whose musical career was enhanced by their involvement with him.
This contest was organised by, and in aid of, the St Austell Territorials. It was held in August 1909, at Trevarrick and Mr J Brier of Bradford was the adjudicator. Playing the test piece Le Domino Noir, Camborne (own choice I Lombardi) won the day and, according to adjudicator
It was not uncommon for a diverse range of organisations to organise brass band contests as a way of boosting attendances to their events and the Royal Cornwall Gazette included notice of the 1st August event stating, “There will also be a Band Contest in connection with the
St Austell Contest was organised by the Town Band and took place on the 15th May 1920. It was held at Trevarrack and J Ord Hume was the adjudicator and about 1,600 people attended. Mr Hume considered that the pieces selected for the march past were too old fashioned
1837: “St Austell [Amateur Brass Band]. It gives us much pleasure to announce that several young men of this town have formed themselves into an amateur Brass Band, under the able tuition of Mr Colless, professor of music from Jersey, whose efforts to instruct them seem to be crowned with complete …”