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Butlin's Mineworkers

Section 1 Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2020 Eccles Borough Mareika Gray Symphonic Episodes for Brass Band, Brian Balmages arr. Mike Kilmartin
2019 Boarshurst Silver James Garlick La Forza del Destino, Berlioz arr. Frank Wright or Le Corsair (Berlioz arr. Geoffrey Brand
2018 Eccles Borough Mareika Gray Renaissance, Peter Graham
2017 Skelmanthorpe Jim Davies Fantasy for Brass, Sir Malcolm Arnold
2016 Hebden Bridge Alan Hobbins A Celt in Jersualem
2015 Unite the Union (City of Sheffield) David Hirst Three Folk Songs Settings for Brass Band, Andrew Boysen Jnr. arr Mike Kilmartin
2014 Sandhurst Silver Ian McElligott Vitae Aeturnum, Paul Lovatt-Cooper
2013 Drighlington Jim Davies Ad Undas (To the Waves), Gareth Churcher
2012 Becontree Brass Adam Cooke High Peak, Eric Ball
2011 City of Sheffield David Holling Granite City Variations, Darrol Barry
2010 Jackfield Elcock Reisen Simon Platford A Hebridean Suite, Andrew Duncan
2009 Blackburn & Darwen Nick Sheppard Hostile Skies, Richard Grantham,
2008 Skelmanthorpe John Roberts The Plantagenets, Edward Gregson
2007 Innovate Skelmanthorpe John Roberts Music For The Common Man, Kenneth Downie
2006 Haverhill Silver Mark Ager Purcell Variants, Peter Meechan
2005 Hatfield Coal Power G. O'Connor Ballet for Band, Joseph Horovitz
2003 Horden BHK (UK) Wilf Beddell Rhapsody In Brass, Dean Goffin


Contest: 100thSpring Festival

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


Contest: 168th British Open

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


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

Saturday 18 September • The Centaur, Cheltenham Race Course, Prestbury, Cheltenham GL40 4SH


Contest: Lower Section National Finals

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


Contest: National Brass Band Championship of Great Britain

Saturday 2 October • Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP


Chinnor Silver

April 19 • With rehearsals starting soon in line with government guidelines we are looking to strengthen BACKROW CORNETS &PERCUSSION TEAM concerts and contests planned.we rehearse on wednesdays in our own bandroom check out our lockdown performances and come join us


Chadderton Band

April 17 • Chadderton Band is a friendly non-contesting band playing at various events throughout the year. We are looking for players of all ages and abilities on all sections of the band particularly on Euph Drums and Horn. Come along for a blow most welcome.


Oxford Cherwell Brass

April 14 • Returning to the band room in May we have vacancies for second and third cornets. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings 8-10pm at Edward Feild School, Kidlington. The band has engagements and contests lined up from late summer onwards.


Sandy Smith


Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger


               

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