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2019 London & Southern Counties line-ups announced

80 bands will make their way to Stevenage to battle for the qualification places on offer at London and Cheltenham.

  The Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre will host the contest.

The line-up of bands that will compete at the London & Southern Counties Regional Championship in Stevenage on the weekend of the 16th & 17th March has been announced.

80 bands will make their way to the Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre, where they will look to try and claim the qualification places on offer.


Two bands will qualify from the Championship Section for the National Final at the Royal Albert Hall, with two in the First, three in the Second, two in the Third and three in the Fourth Section making their way through to Cheltenham.

Championship Section:

Adjudicators: Dr Robert Childs & Michael Fowles

Aveley & Newham (Alan Duguid)
East London Brass (Jayne Murrill)
Friary Guildford (Chris King)
Haverhill Silver (Paul Filby)
Hitchin (Martin Heartfield)
Jersey Premier Brass (Simon Jones)
Kidlington Concert Brass (Duncan Wilson)
Redbridge (David Thornton)
Regent Brass (Paul Archibald)
Thundersley (Melvin White)
Wantage (Paul Holland)
Zone One Brass (Richard Ward)

First Section:

Adjudicators: Mark Wilkinson & Paul Norley

Alder Valley Brass (Lee Woodward)
Amersham (Paul Fisher)
Cawston (Leigh Sharpe)
Chiltern Hills Brass (Gordon Davies)
City of Cambridge (Philip Fisher)
East of England Co-op (Nigel Cooper)
Egham (Gareth Green)
Fulham (John Ward)
Grimesdyke Brass (Sharon Broughall)
Medway (Nigel Taken)
Milton Keynes Brass (Jonathan Mott)
Sandhurst Silver (David Johnson)
Soham Comrades (Mark Ager)
Staines Brass (Jonathan Pippen)
Ware Brass (Craig Patterson)

Second Section:

Adjudicators: Mark Wilkinson & Mareika Gray

BAE Systems (David Chapman)
Bedford Town (Craig Patterson)
Castleton Brass (Peter Ryan)
Chinnor Silver (David Pegram)
Colchester (Victoria Steinitz)
Cold Ash Brass (Jemma Johnstone)
Epsom & Ewell Silver (Paul Graham)
Fairlop Brass (Kevin Jordan)
Horsham Borough (Mark McLaughlin)
LGB Brass (Ian Stewart)
Littleport Brass (Ian Knapton)
Oxford Cherwell Brass (Terry Brotherhood)
St Sebastian Wokingham (John Watts)
Tendring Brass (Antony Sanders)
Tilbury (David Stokes)
Wantage Concert Brass (Calum MacDonald)
Waterbeach (Andrew Kershaw)
Yiewsley & West Drayton (Christopher Cole)

Third Section:

Adjudicators: Michael Fowles & Mareika Gray

Bradwell Silver (Brian Keech)
Brighton & Hove City (Matthew Hackett)
Chichester City (Rom Stanko)
City of Norwich Brass (Mark Ager)
Crystal Palace (Michael Gray)
East Coast Brass (Paul Speed)
Epping Forest (Keith Schroeter)
Godalming (Jams Haigh)
Hangleton (Richard Baker)
Hungerford Town (Tim Crouter)
Jubilee Brass (Oxford) (Clifford Sadler)
Olney Brass (Kevin Nicholls)
Regent Community Brass (Chris Bearman)
Tadley Concert Brass (Paul Chapman)
Welwyn Garden City (Duncan Wilson)

Fourth Section:

Adjudicators: Nicholas Garman & Paul Norley

Abbey Brass (Rob Tompkins)
Amersham Community Brass (Malcolm Peach)
Bletchington Silver (Sheldon Barwick)
City of Oxford (Gareth Coulson)
Cottenham Brass (Peter Mackley)
Great Yarmouth Brass (Colin Swaep)
Hadstock Silver (Diane Pannell)
Hemel Hempstead (Paul Fothergill)
Letchworth Garden City (Tim Welch)
Luton Youth Brass (Simon Router)
Norfolk Wherry Brass (Eddie Baker)
Pangbourne & District Silver (Stewart Lewins)
Patcham Silver (James Benka-Coker)
Royston Town (Steve Earley)
Simon Langton Brass (David Cutting)
Snowdown Colliery (Andy Collins)
Wantage Academy (Nikki Jones)
Watford (Ian Graves)
Witney Town (Steve Sizeland)
Woodbridge Excelsior (Chris Lewis-Garnham)

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