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National Championships of Great Britain

Section 1 Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
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


Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band - Eastbourne Bandstand - 1812 concert

Wednesday 31 July • Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3AD


Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band - Commercial Square Bonfire Society, The Jumping Jac

Saturday 3 August • The Paddock. Little Paddock Lane. Lewes BN7 1UU


Gresley Colliery Band - Byrkley Park Garden Centre

Saturday 10 August • Byrkley Drive, Rangemore St, Burton upon Trent . DE13 9RN


Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Gawsworth Hall, Macclesfield

Sunday 11 August • Gawsworth Hall, Church Lane, Gawsworth SK11 9RN


Foden's Band - Snape Maltings

Saturday 17 August • Snape Maltings, Suffolk IP17 1SP


Amington Band

July 22 • Positions vacant: Amington Band: Amington Band (Midlands 3rd Section) have a busy contesting and concert schedule and are looking for: 1st TROMBONE, 2nd TROMBONE and BACK ROW CORNETS


city of coventry brass

July 22 • City of Coventry Brass require a Musical Director to prepare the band for forthcoming engagements and contests in the Second Section. We rehearse in Coventry on Thursday evenings with additional rehearsals as required prior to concerts and contests.


Castleton Brass

July 22 • We are an ambitious 2nd section band in the London & Southern Counties Region based near Eye in Suffolk. The band has vacancies for Soprano & Principal/Solo cornet. The band rehearses on a Tuesday evening between 19.30pm and 21.30pm.


Gary Davies


Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator