The Elwood Hughes Trophy

Brass Trumpet or Bugle Band


Elwood A. Hughes (1884-1956) was General Manager of the CNE from 1934 until 1952. His love affair with the CNE started in 1908 as a Sports Reporter and then as the fair's Sports Director.

By the time he was 13 years old he had saved 3 boys from drowing. He was part of Canada's first Olympic team to go to Athens, Greece in 1906. Even though a torn tendon prevented him from racing he remained in Athens as a sports correspondent for the Toronto Star.

Elwood Hughes, affectionately know as "Mr. Ex", was truly dedicated to making the CNE the best fair in the world. He was known for bringing in the best talent to the famous Grandstand shows which were the highlight of the CNE for many years.

In 1944, Elwood Hughes married his sweetheart Peg Willin Humphrey, coordinator for many U.S. fairs including the New York World's Fair. Best man at the wedding was Guy Lombardo and guests included J.W. "Patty" Conklin.

 

 

Winners of The Elwood Hughes Trophy
Year
1st
2nd
3rd
2013 Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Marching Band Toronto Signals Band Governor General's Horse Guards Band
2012 National Band of The Naval Reserve 32 Canadian Brigade Group Composite Band Governor General's Horse Guards Band
2011
Toronto Signals Band
Governor General's Horse Guards Band
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, Brass Band
2010
National Band of The Naval Reserve
Toronto Signals Band
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, Brass Band
2009
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, Brass Band
Governor General's Horse Guards Band
Toronto Signals, Trumpet Band
2008
Toronto Signals, Trumpet Band
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, Brass Band
 
2007
Toronto Signals, Trumpet Band
Governor General's Horse Guards Band
Royal Marines Association, Brass Band
2006
Royal Marines Association, Brass Band
Toronto Signals, Trumpet Band
Governor General's Horse Guards Band
2005
Toronto Signals Band
Royal Marines Association, Brass Band
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, Brass Band
2004
Royal Marines Association Brass Band
Toronto Signals Band
National Band of the Naval Reserve
2002
Toronto Signals Band
Royal Marines Association of Ontario
National Band of the Naval Reserve
2001
Royal Marines Association of Ontario Band
Queen's Own Rifles Band and Bugles
The White Eagle Brass Band
2000
Toronto Signals
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, Brass Band
Trenton Air Cadet Band
1999
7th Toronto Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery
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1998
Toronto Signals Band
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1997
Toronto Signals Band
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1996
Toronto Signals Band
Band of the Royal Marines Association of Ontario
Band of the Governor General's Horse Guards
1995
Toronto Signals Band
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1994
Toronto Signals Band
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1993
Toronto Signals Band
Rameses Temple Drum Corps
Royal Marines Association
1992
Toronto Signals Band
Band of the Royal Marines Association
Rameses Temple Drum Corps
1991
Toronto Signals Band
Rameses Temple Drum Corps
H.M. Royal Marines Association
1990
Toronto Signals Band
48th Highlanders Military Band
Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Association of Ontario
1989
Toronto Signals Band
Lincoln & Welland Regiment Brass Band
Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Association of Canada
1988
Hamilton Fire Fighters Drum Corps
48th Highlanders of Canada
Toronto Signals Regiment, Trumpet Band
1987
Toronto Signals Band

Hamilton Fire Fighters

Band of the Royal Marine Association, Cobourg
1986
Lincoln and Welland Regimental Brass Band
Cobourg Concert Band
Anglo-American Ambassadors
1985
Toronto Signals Band
Hamilton Fire Fighters
H.M. Royal Marines Association
1984
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1983
Hamilton Fire Fighters Drum Corps
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1982
Toronto Signals Band
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1981
Toronto Signals Regiment, Trumpet Band
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1980
Toronto Signals Band
Queen's Own Bugle Band
Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Bugle Band
1979
Toronto Signals Band
Coburg Concert Brass Band
Cdn Corps Bugle Band, Noranda, Quebec
1978
Toronto Signals Band
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1977
Toronto Signals Band
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1976
Toronto Signals Band
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1975
Toronto Signals Band
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada Bugle Band
Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Band, H.M.C.S. York
1974
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
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1973
Toronto Signals Band
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1972
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1971
Toronto Signals Band
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1970
Toronto Signals Band
Brockville Rifles Bugle Band
HMCS York Naval Band
1969
Toronto Signals Band
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1968
Toronto Signals Band
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1967
Hamilton Fire Fighters Drum Corps
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1966
Toronto Signals Band
Queen's Own Rifles Bugle Band
Queen's York Rangers (1st Am.) Fife Band
1965
Toronto Signals Band
Queen's Own Rifles Bugle Band
North York Lions Drum Corps
1964
Queen's Own Rifles Bugle Band
2nd Signals Regiment Trumpet Band
5 column R.C.A.S.C.. Trumpet Band
1963
2nd Signals Regiment Trumpet Band
York Lions Drum Corps
Queens Own Rifles Bugle Band
1962
The Jesters Drum & Bugle Band
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1961
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 178 Pipe Band, Bowmanville
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1960
Irish Regiment of Canada Pipe Band
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1959
The Royal Regiment of Canada Militia Drums
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1958
Drum & Bugle Corps Ismaillia Temple A.A.O.N.M.S.
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1957
Zen-Zen Temple Pipe Band
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1956
2nd Signals Regiment Band
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1955
Western Technical Commercial School Trumpet Band, Toronto
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