The John Henry Iles Medal

Established in 1947 by John Henry Iles (Master 1932-1933 and founder of the National Brass Band Championships in 1900) from part of a larger fund donated earlier, this medal is awarded annually in recognition of a significant contribution to the brass band movement.

 

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Past Recipients are:

 

1948 - Arthur O Pearce

1949 - Fred Mortimer

1950 - Herbert Benett

1951 - No award

1952 - George Hawkins

1953 - Harry Mortimer, CBE

1954 - Eric Ball, OBE

1955 - Stanley Boddington, MBE

1956 - Denis Wright, OBE

1957 - Frank Wright, MBE

1958 - Thomas J Powell

1959 - Alex Mortimer

1960 - Drake Rimmer

1961 - George Hespe

1962 - Rex Mortimer

1963 - William Wood

1964 - Walter Hargreaves

1965 - Leonard Lamb

1966 - Edward C Buttress

1967 - Geoffrey Brand

1968 - Thomas F Atkinson

1969 - William Scholes

1970 - George Thompson, MBE

1971 - Albert Coupe, MBE

1972 - No award

1973 - Trevor Walmsley

1974 - Albert Chappell

1975 - Col. Bernard Adams (S.A.)

1976 - Roy Newsome

1977 - James Scott

1978 - Kenneth Dennison

1979 - Geoffrey Whitham

1980 - John R Carr

1981 - Edwin John Williams

1982 - Denis Carr

1983 - David Read

1984 - Ieuan Morgan, MBE

1985 - Dennis Masters

1986 - Richard Evans

1987 - John Berryman

1988 - Derek Broadbent

1989 - James Shepherd

1990 - Norman Ashcroft

1991 - Peter Wilson

1992 - Bram Gay

1993 - Elgar Howarth

1994 - Major Peter Parkes

1995 - Howard Snell

1996 - James Watson & Margaret Mortimer

1997 - James Williams (S.A.)

1998 - Prof. Edward Gregson

1999 - David King

2000 - Philip Sparke

2001 - Allan Withington

2002 - Gary Cutt

2003 - Bramwell Tovey

2004 - Dr Philip Wilby

2005 - Paul Hindmarsh

2006 - James Gourlay

2007 - Dr Robert Childs & Dr Nicholas Childs

2008 - Peter Roberts

2009 - Dr Peter Graham

2010 - Stephen Cobb & Martin Mortimer

2011 - Frank Renton

2012 - Stan Kitchen

2013 - Philip McCann

2014 - John McCabe

2015 - Goff Richards

2016 - Russell Gray

2017 - Dr Martin Ellerby

2018 - Trevor Caffull

2019 - Ray Farr

2020 - Ian Porthouse

2021 - Philip Harper

The Musicians' Company Archive Project

2013 winner (Philip McCann) receiving the Iles Medal from the Master, John Morehen.

The Musicians' Company Archive Project

Shown left is the actual Iles Medal awarded to Edward Crosley Buttress in 1966.

Image courtesy of 'The Saleroom', London

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