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Regional Championships: Midlands

Championship Section Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2019 Desford Colliery Michael Fowles Seascapes, Ray Steadman-Allen
2018 Virtuosi GUS Adam Cooke Odyssey, Kevin Norburry
2017 Virtuosi GUS Adam Cooke Pageantry, Herbert Howells
2016 Virtuosi GUS Adam Cooke Cambridge Variations, Philip Sparke
2015 Virtuosi GUS Adam Cooke The Torchbearer, Peter Graham
2014 Virtuosi GUS Adam Cooke St Magnus, Kenneth Downie
2013 Jaguar Land Rover Dave Lea Harmony Music, Philip Sparke
2012 Desford Colliery Russell Gray The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea, Derek Bourgeois
2011 Virtuosi GUS John Berryman Paganini Variations, Philip Wilby
2010 Virtuosi GUS John Berryman English Heritage, George Lloyd
2009 Desford Colliery R. Gray Salute to Youth, Gilbert Vinter
2008 Desford Colliery N. Seaman Festival Music, Eric Ball
2007 Staffordshire D. Maplestone Isaiah 40, Robert Redhead
2006 Newstead Welfare Duncan Beckley Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Peter Graham
2005 Woolley Pritchard Sovereign T Jones Rienzi, Richard Wagner arr. Howard Lorriman
2004 Travelsphere Holidays David Stowell Tristan Encounters, Martin Ellerby
2003 Desford Colliery P. Parkes Prague, Judith Bingham
2002 Desford Colliery P. Parkes Whitsun Wakes, Michael Ball
2001 Travelsphere Holidays F. Renton Jazz, Philip Wilby
2000 Desford Colliery P. Parkes Variations on an Enigma, Philip Sparke
1999 NSK-RHP Ransome B. Grant Blitz, Derek Bourgeois
1998 Desford Colliery F. Renton Montage, Peter Graham
1997 NSK-RHP Ransome B. Grant A Lowry Sketchbook, Philip Wilby
1996 Rigid Containers GUS J. Berryman Sounds, John Golland
1995 Desford - Un Vie de Matelot, Robert Farnon
1994 William Davis Construction K. Wilkinson Partita, Philip Sparke


Foden's Band - St Michaels & All Angels Church

Saturday 25 May • Egerton Road, Ashton on Ribble, Preston PR2 1AJ


St Pinnock Brass Band - Rock Choir Cornwall

Sunday 26 May • Sterts Theatre, . Sterts, . Liskeard, . PL14 5AZ PL14 5AZ


Contest: All England International Masters

Sunday 26 May • The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive NN15 6PB


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

Wednesday 29 May • Bandstand, Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3AD


Black Dyke Band - George Lawton Hall, Mossley

Thursday 30 May • George Lawton Hall, Stamford St, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne OL5 0HR


Stannington Brass Band

May 25 • A rare opportunity has arisen to join one of Sheffield's leading bands with a vacancy for an EEb TUBA PLAYER to complete our bass section. We have a good band room atmosphere and a calendar of interesting concerts and contests.


Prospect Brass - Skelmanthorpe

May 25 • Prospect Brass require a solo trombone to join our team. We have a sensisble yet exciting schedule of contests & concerts for the year ahead. We rehearse in our very own purpose built bandroom mon/fri 8-9.30pm


Lindley Band

May 24 • FRONT ROW CORNET required to join our friendly band who enjoy a sensible mix of engagements and contests. Our inspirational MD Mike Golding takes rehearsals on Monday and Wednesday evenings in our own modern bandroom located only 1m from M62 Jcn 24.


John Durrant

MA LLCM TD CertEd (Dist)
Conductor, Band Trainer, Composer, Trumpet and Cornet Soloist, Arranger, Adjudicator