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Pontins Championships

Championship Section Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2010 Marsden Silver Prize Glyn Williams Les Preludes - Liszt - Transcribed by Bram Gay
2009 Tongwynlais Temperance Philip Harper Montage - Peter Graham
2008 Sovereign Brass Major P. Parkes Cloudcatcher Fells - John McCabe
2007 Powerfuel Hatfield Colliery Graham O’Connor Partita - Philip Sparke
2006 Pennine Brass Ian Porthouse Blitz, Derek Bourgeois
2005 Staffordshire Steve Bastable Three Figures – Herbert Howells
2004 Staffordshire Steve Bastable Dances and Arias, Edward Gregson
2003 Skelmanthorpe K. Wadsworth Festival Music, Eric Ball
2002 Tredegar G. Cutt Ballet for Band, Joseph Horowitz
2001 JAG Mount Charles B. Hurdley Diadem of Gold
2000 Rothwell Temperance D. Roberts Paganini Variations, Philip Wilby
1999 Mount Charles B. Hurdley Cloudcatcher Fells, John McCabe
1998 Tredegar P. Bailey Contest Music, Wilfred Heaton
1997 Tredegar N. Childs Pageantry, Hebert Howells
1996 WP Sovereign D. Maplestone Diversions for Brass Band, Derek Bourgeois
1995 UES Stockbridge N. Childs Salute to Youth, Gilbert Vinter
1994 UES Stockbridge G. O' Connor Les Franc Juges, Berlioz
1993 Flowers Gloucester R. Evans Diversions on a Bass Theme, G. Lloyd
1992 BTM M. White Life Divine, Cyril Jenkins
1991 Bedwas Trethomas & Machen M. White Le Roi d'Dys, Lalo
1990 Tredegar N. Weeks Festival Music, Eric Ball
1989 Kennedy's Swinton D. Stowell Sovereign Heritage, Jack Beaver
1988 Kennedy's Swinton D. King Year of the Dragon, Philip Sparke
1987 Rockingham G. O'Conner On the Cornish Coast, Henry Geehl
1986 Point of Ayr D. Stephens An Epic Symphony, Percy Fletcher
1985 Jones and Crossland S. Roberts Life Divine, Cyril Jenkins
1984 Jones and Crossland S. Roberts Diadem of Gold, G. Bailey
1983 Jones and Crossland S. Roberts Carnaval Romain, Berlioz
1982 Point of Ayr D. Stephens The Festive City, Eric Ball
1981 St. Austell A. Chappell James Cook - Circumnavigator, Gilbert Vinter
1980 William Davis Construction J. Berryman Carnival Overture, Dvorak
1979 Cory D. Stephens Festival Music, Eric Ball
1978 Cory D. Stephens Les Franc Juges, Berlioz
1977 Swanbrook Transport D. Stephens Symphony of Marches, Gilbert Vinter
1976 Lockwood P. Kitson Les Preludes, Lizst
1975 Shirland Miners D. Carlin Own Choice
1974 Skelmersdale W. Lyon Own Choice


The Cobham Band - Best of Brass Concert

Saturday 23 February • The Vera Fletcher Hall. 4 Embercourt Road. Thames Ditton Surrey KT7 0LQ


Milton Keynes Brass - Charity Concert with Church Without Walls

Saturday 23 February • Broughton Fields Primary School. Milton Road. Broughton MK10 9LS


Black Dyke Band - Doncaster Minster

Saturday 23 February • 9 Church St, Doncaster DN1 1RD


Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 23 February • Brooksbank School Victoria road Elland H50QG


Contest: scaba Own Choice Test & March

Sunday 24 February • The Hawth in Crawley, West Sussex RH10 6YZ


Arrow Valley Brass

February 20 • Third Section based in Inkberrow Worcs. Main rehearsal Sun. am. Seek MUSICAL DIRECTOR. Extensive programme of engagements small number of contests.Expenses etc. by negotiation.Further information ring 01527852485 or from arrowvalleybrass.co.uk


Poulton-le-Fylde

February 20 • Poulton-le-Fylde Band (based near Blackpool in North-West), vacancies for Trombone (Tenor), Euphonium & Kit player. Our friendly band offers a good mix of contests/concerts. We are also flexible and welcome players of all ages/abilities


Frampton on Severn Silver Band

February 19 • We are a friendly non-contesting band in Gloucestershire looking for players, in particular cornets, baritone, euphonium, basses, but all welcome. We play at local events and bandstand jobs, and practice on Tuesday evenings just off Junction 13 of the M5.


Paul Andrews


Conductor, Band trainer, Adjudicator, Instrument Repairer - Brasstoff