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National Championships of Great Britain

Championship Section Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2017 Brighouse & Rastrick Professor David King Gallery, Howard Snell
2016 Cory Philip Harper Journey of the Lone Wolf, Simon Dobson
2015 Cory Philip Harper Spiriti, Thomas Doss
2014 Black Dyke Prof. Nicholas Childs The Legend of King Arthur, Dr Peter Meechan
2013 Cory Philip Harper Of Distant Memories, (Music in An Olden Style), Edward Gregson
2012 Foden's Allan Withington Daphnis et Chloé, Ravel, arr. Howard Snell
2011 Brighouse and Rastrick Professor David King Breath of Souls - Paul Lovatt-Cooper
2010 Brighouse and Rastrick Professor David King Terra Australis, Martin Ellerby
2009 Black Dyke Dr. Nicholas Childs Torchbearers, Peter Graham
2008 Black Dyke Dr. Nicholas Childs Concertino for Brass Band, Dr Kenneth Downie
2007 Grimethorpe Colliery Allan Withington Music for Battle Creek, Philip Sparke
2006 Grimethorpe Colliery UK Coal Allan Withington Les Francs Juges, Berlioz arr Frank Wright
2005 Leyland Russell Gray Eden, Dr John Pickard
2004 Black Dyke Nicholas Childs ...all the flowers of the mountain..., Michael Ball
2003 Fairey FP (Music) Band Allan Withington Theme and Eight Variations from the Enigma (Opus36), Edward Elgar arr. Eric Ball
2002 Williams Fairey Allan Whithington Masquerade, Philip Wilby
2001 Black Dyke Nicholas Childs Albion, Jan Van der Roost
2000 Buy As You View Cory Robert Childs Harrison's Dream, Peter Graham
1999 Fodens Courtois Nicholas Childs Concerto for Band No 1 Opus 44, Derek Bourgeois
1998 Brighouse & Rastrick Allan Withington Between the Moon and Mexico, Philip Sparke
1997 Brighouse & Rastrick Allan Withington Legends & Myths on Alderley Edge, Peter Graham
1996 CWS Glasgow Howard Snell Isaiah 40, Robert Redhead
1995 Black Dyke Mills James Watson Songs for BL, Elgar Howarth
1994 Black Dyke Mills James Watson Theme and Cooperation, Joseph Horovitz
1993 Williams Fairey Peter Parkes The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Derek Bourgeois
1992 Grimethorpe Colliery Frank Renton The New Jerusalem, Philip Wilby
1991 Desford Colliery James Watson Energy, Robert Simpson
1990 CWS Glasgow John Hudson English Heritage, George Lloyd
1989 Desford Colliery James Watson Odin, Arthur Butterworth
1988 Desford Colliery Dowty James Watson Seascapes, Ray Steadman - Allen
1987 Desford Colliery Dowty James Watson Harmony Music, Philip Sparke
1986 Fairey Engineering Roy Newsome Diversions for Brass Band, Derek Bourgeois
1985 Black Dyke Mills Major Peter Parkes Cloudcatcher Fells, John McCabe
1984 Cory Major Arthur Kenny Dances and Arias, Edward Gregson
1983 Cory Major Arthur Kenny Ballet for Band, Joseph Horovitz
1982 Cory Major Arthur Kenny Contest Music, Wilfred Heaton
1981 Black Dyke Mills Major Peter Parkes Blitz, Derek Bourgeois
1980 Brighouse and Rastrick Derek Broadbent Carnival Overture, Anton Dvorak arr. Geoffrey Brand
1979 Black Dyke Mills Major Peter Parkes Volcano, Robert Simpson
1978 Yorkshire Imperial Metals Denis Carr Checkmate, Sir Arthur Bliss arr. Eric Ball
1977 Black Dyke Mills Major Peter Parkes Connotations, Edward Gregson
1976 Black Dyke Mills Major Peter Parkes Sinfonietta - The Wayfarer, Eric Ball
1975 Black Dyke Mills Major Peter Parkes Un Vie de Matelot, Robert Farnon
1974 Cory A. Kenney Fantasy for Brass Band, Malcolm Arnold
1973 Brighouse & Rastrick J. Scott Freedom, Hubert Bath
1972 Black Dyke Mills G. Brand A Kensington Concerto, Eric Ball
1971 Wingates Temperance D. Smith Le Roi d'Ys, Lalo, arr. F. Wright
1970 Grimethorpe Colliery G. Thompson Pride of Youth, Gordon Jacob
1969 Brighouse & Rastrick W. Hargreaves High Peak, Eric Ball
1968 Brighouse & Rastrick W. Hargreaves The Mastersingers, Wagner, arr. F. Wright
1967 Black Dyke Mills G. Brand Journey Into Freedom, Eric Ball
1966 GUS (Footwear) S. Boddington Le Carnaval Romain, Berlioz arr. F. Wright
1965 Fairey L. Lamb Triumphant Rhapsody, Gilbert Vinter
1964 G.U.S. S. Boddington Variations on a Ninth, Gilbert Vinter
1963 CWS (Manchester) A. Mortimer Belmont Variations, Sir Arthur Bliss arr. F. Wright
1962 CWS (Manchester) A. Mortimer The Force of Destiny, Verdi arr. F Wright
1961 Black Dyke Mills G. Willcocks Les Francs Juges, Berlioz arr. F. Wright
1960 Munn & Feltons S. Boddington Three Figures, Herbert Howells
1959 Black Dyke Mills G. Willcocks Le Roi d'Ys, Lalo, arr. F. Wright
1958 Fodens Motor Works R. Mortimer Variations on the Shining River, Edmund Rubbra
1957 Munn & Feltons S. Boddington Variations for Brass Band, Vaughan Williams
1956 Fairey Aviation G. Wilcocks Festival of Music, Eric Ball
1955 Munn & Feltons H. Mortimer Blackfriars, Edric Cundell, arr. F. Wright
1954 Fairey Aviation H. Mortimer Sovereign Heritage, J. Beaver, arr. F. Wright
1953 Fodens Motor Works H. Mortimer Diadem of Gold, G. Bailey arr. F. Wright
1952 Fairey Aviation H. Mortimer The Frogs of Aristophanes, Granville Bantock, arr. F. Wright
1951 Black Dyke Mills A. Mortimer Epic Symphony, Percy Fletcher
1950 Fodens Motor Works H. Mortimer Pageantry, Herbert Howells
1949 Black Dyke Mills H. Mortimer Overture Comedy, John Ireland
1948 Black Dyke Mills H. Mortimer On the Cornish Coast, Henry Geehl
1947 Black Dyke Mills H. Mortimer Freedom, Hubert Bath
1946 Brighouse & Rastrick E. Ball Oliver Cromwell, Henry Geehl
1945 Fairey Aviation H. Mortimer Overture for An Epic Occasion, Denis Wright
1938 Fodens Motor Works F. Mortimer An Epic Symphony, Percy Fletcher
1937 Fodens Motor Works F. Mortimer Pageantry, Herbert Howells
1936 Fodens Motor Works F. Mortimer Kenilworth, Arthur Bliss
1935 Munn & Feltons W. Halliwell Pride of Race, Kenneth Wright
1934 Fodens Motor Works F. Mortimer Comedy, John Ireland
1933 Fodens Motor Works F. Mortimer Prometheus Unbound, Granville Bantock
1932 Fodens Motor Works F. Mortimer A Downland Suite, John Ireland
1931 Wingates Temperance H. Moss Honour and Glory, Hubert Bath
1930 Fodens Motor Works F. Mortimer The Severn Suite, Edward Elgar
1929 Carlisle St. Stephen W. Lowes Victory, Cyril Jenkins
1928 Black Dyke Mills W. Halliwell A Moorside Suite, Gustav Holst
1927 Carlisle St. Stephen W. Lowes The White Rider, Denis Wright
1926 St. Hilda Colliery W. Halliwell An Epic Symphony, Percy Fletcher
1925 Marsden Colliery J. Greenwood Joan of Arc, Denis Wright
1924 St. Hilda Colliery W. Halliwell On the Cornish Coast, Henry Geehl
1923 Luton Red Cross W. Halliwell Oliver Cromwell, Henry Geehl
1922 Horwich RMI J. Greenwood Freedom, Hubert Bath
1921 St. Hilda Colliery W. Halliwell Life Divine, Cyril Jenkins
1920 St. Hilda Colliery W. Halliwell Coriolanus, Cyril Jenkins
1913 Irwell Springs W. Halliwell Labour & Love, Percy Fletcher
1912 St. Hilda Colliery W. Halliwell William Tell, Rossini arr W. Rimmer
1911 Perfection Soap Works W. Halliwell Les Huguenots, Meyerbeer arr. W. Rimmer
1910 Fodens Motor Works W. Halliwell Gems of Schubert, W. Rimmer
1909 Shaw W. Rimmer The Flying Dutchman, Wagner arr. C. Godfrey
1908 Irwell Springs W. Rimmer Rienzi, Wagner arr S. Cope
1907 Wingates Temperance W. Rimmer Gems of Schumann, arr. W. Short
1906 Wingate Temperance W. Rimmer Gems of Chopin, arr. W. Short
1905 Irwell Spring W. Rimmer Roland a Ronceveaux, Mermet
1904 Hebburn Colliery A. Holden Grand Selection: Mendelssohn, arr. C. Godfrey
1903 Besses o' th Barn A. Owen Die Meistersinger, Wagner arr. F. C. Shipley-Douglas
1902 Black Dyke Mills J. Gladney Hiawatha, Coleridge Taylor arr. C. Godfrey
1901 Lee Mount W. Swingler Gems from Sullivan's Opera No. 3, J. Ord Hume
1900 Denton Original A. Owen Gems from Sullivan's Opera No. 1, J. Ord Hume


Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE


Enfield Citadel Band -

Saturday 25 November • The Salvation Army. 42 Clarence Road. Southend. SS1 1AN SS1 1AN


Newstead Brass -

Saturday 25 November • John Godber Centre. Ogle Street. Hucknall. Nottingham NG15 7FQ


Harrogate Band

November 24 • Join our team - Harrogate band! We are looking for committed front and back row cornet players who are looking for a new challenge to join our thriving, dynamic, fun and exciting 1st Section band. Our cornet section are a friendly bunch!


Strata Brass

November 24 • Bb BASS. The band are currently preparing for Butlins/Area Contests (1st Section). MD Jonathan Bates (Solo Horn - Fodens Band). Rehearsals SUN/WED,bandroom 5 mins from J35/36 M1 (Hoyland)


Olney Brass

November 23 • 2nd Trombones, look no further. We are looking for a 2nd trombone to join our band. We are an ambitious 3rd section band with a new MD, winning the ODBBA winter contest 2017. Any other instruments, we would be interested to talk, please get in touch.


Alan Fernie

DRSAM, Dip.NCOS
Arranger, composer, adjudicator, conductor