Regional Championships: North of England

Section 1 Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2020 Ripon City Mark Sidwell Legacy, Tom Davoren
2019 J36 Brass Andrew Warriner Symphony of Marches, Gilbert Vinter
2018 Harrogate Dean Jones Brass Metamorphosis, James Curnow
2017 Shepherd Group Richard Wilton The Land of the Long White Cloud - Aotearoa, Philip Sparke
2016 Lockwood Brass John Roberts Essay, Edward Gregson
2015 Kirkbymoorside Town John Woodward A London Overture, Philip Sparke
2014 York Railway Institute Chris Hirst Cry of the Mountain, Howard Lorriman
2013 Harrogate Craig Ratcliffe Brass Triumphant, Gareth Wood
2012 Shepherd Group Richard Wilton Mountain Views, Bertrand Moren
2011 Harrogate Craig Ratcliffe Le Carnival Romain, Hector Berlioz, arr Frank Wright
2010 Barton Town R. Evans A Moorside Suite, Gustav Holst
2009 GT Group Peterlee S. Malcolm Pentacle, Graham Cole
2008 Kirkbymoorside Town J. Woodward James Cook-Circumnavigator, Gilbert Vinter
2007 Felling G. Tindall Sinfonietta – The Wayfarer, Eric Ball
2006 Felling Graeme Tindall Voyage of Discovery, Goff Richards
2005 Easington Colliery D Hirst Comedy Overture, John Ireland
2004 Kirbymoorside J. Woodward Coventry Variations, Bramwell Tovey
2003 BHK (UK) Ltd Hordon - Passacaglia on a Theme of Brahms, A. Butterworth
2002 Gateshead Brass R. Morton Royal Parks, G. Lloyd
2001 Harrogate D. Lancaster The Undaunted, E. Ball
2000 Cottingham R. Grantham Music For The Common Man, K. Downie
1999 Greggs Bakery J. Shepherd Kenilworth, A. Bliss
1998 Cottingham R. Grantham Purcell Variations, K. Downie
1997 Skipton H. Lorriman Ballet for Band, J. Horovitz
1996 East Yorkshire Brass R. Tait Spectrum, G. Vinter
1995 EYMS Band N. J. Childs Land of The Long White Cloud, P. Sparkes

The Marple Band - Marple Band Family Christmas Concert

Friday 18 December • Marple Conservative Club, church Lane, Marple, SK6 6AY

Black Dyke Band - Brighouse & Rastrick, Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 27 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Contest: 100thSpring Festival

Saturday 8 May • 97 Church St, Blackpool, FY1 1HL

Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 28 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3

Contest: 168th British Open

Saturday 11 September • Symphony Hall, Broad Street, Birmingham. B1 2EA

Chadderton Band

November 17 • Chadderton Band is a non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are a friendly band looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections + EUPH and percussion. Most welcome to come along and have a blow give us a try.

Crewe Brass

November 12 • Crewe Brass require an Eb or Bb Bass to complete the "engine room" line up. We are also seeking a Tuned Percussionist to complete our section.

Shipston Town Band

November 1 • We are currently looking to recruit a Bass Trombone BBb bass and EEb bass to bring the band up to strength ready for when things return to normal. We are graded section 3 in the Midlands taking part in a good range of concerts and contests

Sandy Smith

Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger


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