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National Championships of Great Britain

Section 1 Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2021 Kingdom Brass Ian Porthouse Connotations, Philip Sparke
2019 Unison Kinneil Raymond Tennant Endeavour, Philip Sparke
2018 Oldham Band (Lees) John Collins King Arthur - Scenes from a Radio Drama, Benjamin Britten arr. Paul Hindmarsh
2017 Pemberton Old Wigan DW Ben Dixon Tournament for Brass, Eric Ball
2016 St Dennis Darren Hawken Ballet for Band, Joseph Horovitz
2015 Goodwick Matthew Jenkins The Alchymist's Journal, Kenneth Hesketh
2014 Filton Concert Tom Davoren A Kings Lie, Stan Nieuwenhuis
2013 Tylorstown Gary Davies Fanfares and Love Songs, Gavin Higgins
2012 Unite the Union (City of Sheffield) Derek Renshaw 'VIVAT!' - Tom Davoren
2011 Aldbourne David Johnson 'La Forza Del Destino' Guiseppi Verdi arr. Frank Wright
2010 Friary Guildford Chris King 'Diversions on a Bass Theme' - George Lloyd
2009 Tongwynlais Temperance Philip Harper Triumphant Rhapsody, Gilbert Vinter
2008 Seindorf Beaumaris Gwyn Evans The Saga of Haakon the Good, Philip Sparke
2007 Pennine Brass Ian Porthouse Victorian Snapshots - On Ratcliff Highway, Dr Ray Steadman-Allen
2006 Kibworth John Berryman Ballet from the Perfect Fool, Holst arr. Peter Parkes
2005 Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel Chris Houlding Pageantry, Herbet Howells
2004 Pemberton old Wigan JJB M. Peacock The King of Elfland's Daughter, Rodney Newton
2003 BHK (UK) Ltd Horden J. W. Beddell Kensington Concerto, Eric Ball
2002 Staffordshire D. Maplestone Leonardo, Philip Wilby
2001 Asda Stockbridge D. Renshaw Fantasy for Brass Band, Malcolm Arnold
2000 Thoresby Colliery R.J.B. S. Lippeatt Frontier, Michael Ball
1999 Ashton-under-Lyne M. Evans Salute to Youth, Gilbert Vinter
1998 Todmorden Old D. Hadfield Midsummer Music, Michael Ball
1997 Freckleton P. Dalton Sinfonietta for Brass, J. Curnow
1996 Longridge G. Clough Prisms, Peter Graham
1995 Rolls-Royce (Coventry) D. Lea The Frogs of Aristophones, Granville Bantock
1994 Northop Silver J. Scott The Essence of Time, Peter Graham
1993 Point of Ayr Colliery (EIMCO) B. Sagstad Journey into Freedom, Eric Ball
1992 British Telecom J. Maines London Overture, Philip Sparke


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Sunday 19 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Racecourse, Prestbury, Cheltenham, GL40 4SH


Bodmin Town Band - Bodmin Town Band in concert

Friday 24 September • St Petroc's Church, Priory Road, Bodmin PL31 2DT


Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Central Band Brass Ensemble & Seraphim Consort

Thursday 30 September • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Regent Hall Concerts - Fulham Band

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Regent Hall Concerts - Bone-afide Trombone Quartet

Friday 1 October • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London. WC1 2 DJ WC1 2 DJ


Garforth Brass

September 26 • Garforth Brass (3rd section Yorkshire Area) is seeking cornet players (positions negotiable) as the band prepares for forthcoming concerts and contests. We are looking to build further following recent promotion and merger with Garforth Jubilee Band.


Shipston Town Band

September 25 • We are rehearsing covid safe in our refurbished band hall. We are looking to recruit Bb Cornets position negotiable Principal Trom Bass Trom Eb Bass and Bb Bass to bring the band up to full strength


Staines Brass

September 25 • Staines Brass are looking for , Soprano, and E flat Bass and B flat Bass players to join our ranks following the return to rehearsals. Our rehearsal nights are Thursday 8pm and we are based The Lammas Park, Staines, TW18 4XZ


Andrew White

MA(Ed Man), B Ed (Hons), BBCM, ADNCB, PGCE, Cert Ed
Conductor, Arranger, Adjudicator & Educationist


               

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