North American Brass Band Championships

Honors Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2013 Triangle Youth Brass Band Tony Granados Own Choice
2008 Georgia Brass Band Joe Johnson Journey into Freedom, Eric Ball and Own Choice
2007 Central Ohio Brass Band Jessica Sneeringer The King of Elfland's Daughter, Rodney Newton
2006 New England Brass Band Douglas Yeo Spectrum, Gilbert Vinter
2005 James Madison University Brass Band Kevin Stees Coventry Variations, Bramwell Tovey
2004 James Madison University Brass Band Kevin Stees Brass Metamorphosis, James Curnow
2003 Cincinnati Brass Band Anita Cocker Hunt The Undaunted, Eric Ball
2002 Prairie BB Dallas Niermeyer Ballet for Band, Joseph Horovitz
2001 St. Louis Brass Band Keith Wilkinson A London Overture, Philip Sparke
2000 Cincinnati Brass Band Anita Cocker Hunt Music For the Common Man, Kenneth Downie
1999 Cincinnati Brass Band Anita Cocker Hunt Sinfonietta, Leizen
1998 All-Star Brass & Percussion Eric Aho Purcell Variations, Kenneth Downie
1997 Eastern Iowa Brass Band John de Salme Endeavor, Philip Sparke
1996 Dominion Brass Band Thomas Palmatier Diversions on a Bass Theme, George Lloyd
1995 Eastern Iowa Brass Band John de Salme Tournament for Brass, E. Ball
1994 Illinois Brass Band Colin Holman Laude (Curnow)
1993 Sheldon Theatre Brass Band Larry Brentzel no set piece
1992 Eastern Iowa Brass Band John de Salme Entertainments, Gilbert Vinter; A Moorside Suite, Holst or Pageantry, Howells
1991 Ohio Collegiate Brass Woods/Droste Canticles in Brass, Bulla
1990 Eastern Iowa Brass Band Alan Strang Variations on Terra Beata, Curnow
1989 Eastern Iowa BB Alan Strang Moorside Suite, Holst
1988 WRAL British Brass Band Jack Stamp Trilogy, Turrin
1987 WRAL British Brass Band Jack Stamp Hinemoa, Wood
1986 Sunshine Brass Band Karen Kneeburg Barchester Suite, Bourgeois
1985 Sunshine Brass Karen Kneeburg The Shipbuilders, Peter Yorke
1984 Sunshine Brass Karen Kneeburg A Suite for Switzerland, Newsome
1983 North Carolina State University BBB Perry Watson A London Overture, Sparke

Regent Hall Concerts - Royal Greenwich Brass Band

Friday 9 December • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ

PEMBERTON OLD WIGAN DW BRASS BANDS - Pemberton Old Wigan DW B Band Christmas concert

Friday 9 December • Pemberton Old Brass Bands club. Enfield street . Pemberton . Wigan WN5 8DZ


Saturday 10 December • St Andrew's Methodist Church, The Stow, Harlow CM20 3AF

Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band - Lofthouse 2000 Brass for YAS Christmas Concert

Saturday 10 December • St Austin's Theatre. 4 Wentworth Terrace. Wakefield WF1 3QN WF1 3QN

Mereside Brass - Christmas Tree Festival

Saturday 10 December • St Chad's Church. Winsford. Cheshire CW7 4DA


December 8 • Following this year's success at the West of England Contest becoming 1st Section National Finalists, we are seeking competent players to bolster our band. Come and work with our Professional MD Nigel Seaman and Resident MD Phil Randell.

Bedford Town Band

December 7 • Bedford Town Band are a 1st Section band based in Bedford looking for Cornet players both front and back row, positions to be negotiated. Also BBb Bass as well. We are a friendly band with a mix of contests and concerts throughout the year.

City of Bristol Brass Band

December 6 • A SOPRANO CORNET player is required by City of Bristol Brass Band (competing in the First Section). The successful applicant will join a successful, friendly band with some exciting concerts and contests in the diary.

John Durrant

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


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