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National Championships of Great Britain

Section 1 Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2017 Pemberton Old Wigan DW Ben Dixon Tournament for Brass, Eric Ball
2016 St Dennis Darren Hawken Ballet for Band, Joseph Horovitz
2015 Goodwick Matthew Jenkins The Alchymist's Journal, Kenneth Hesketh
2014 Filton Concert Tom Davoren A Kings Lie, Stan Nieuwenhuis
2013 Tylorstown Gary Davies Fanfares and Love Songs, Gavin Higgins
2012 Unite the Union (City of Sheffield) Derek Renshaw 'VIVAT!' - Tom Davoren
2011 Aldbourne David Johnson 'La Forza Del Destino' Guiseppi Verdi arr. Frank Wright
2010 Friary Guildford Chris King 'Diversions on a Bass Theme' - George Lloyd
2009 Tongwynlais Temperance Philip Harper Triumphant Rhapsody, Gilbert Vinter
2008 Seindorf Beaumaris Gwyn Evans The Saga of Haakon the Good, Philip Sparke
2007 Pennine Brass Ian Porthouse Victorian Snapshots - On Ratcliff Highway, Dr Ray Steadman-Allen
2006 Kibworth John Berryman Ballet from the Perfect Fool, Holst arr. Peter Parkes
2005 Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel Chris Houlding Pageantry, Herbet Howells
2004 Pemberton old Wigan JJB M. Peacock The King of Elfland's Daughter, Rodney Newton
2003 BHK (UK) Ltd Horden J. W. Beddell Kensington Concerto, Eric Ball
2002 Staffordshire D. Maplestone Leonardo, Philip Wilby
2001 Asda Stockbridge D. Renshaw Fantasy for Brass Band, Malcolm Arnold
2000 Thoresby Colliery R.J.B. S. Lippeatt Frontier, Michael Ball
1999 Ashton-under-Lyne M. Evans Salute to Youth, Gilbert Vinter
1998 Todmorden Old D. Hadfield Midsummer Music, Michael Ball
1997 Freckleton P. Dalton Sinfonietta for Brass, J. Curnow
1996 Longridge G. Clough Prisms, Peter Graham
1995 Rolls-Royce (Coventry) D. Lea The Frogs of Aristophones, Granville Bantock
1994 Northop Silver J. Scott The Essence of Time, Peter Graham
1993 Point of Ayr Colliery (EIMCO) B. Sagstad Journey into Freedom, Eric Ball
1992 British Telecom J. Maines London Overture, Philip Sparke


Lofthouse Brass Band - Mayor's Annual Charity Concert

Monday 23 April • Ossett Town Hall, Market Place, Ossett WF5 8BE WF5 8BE


Regent Hall Concerts - Clarendon Brass Ensemble

Friday 27 April • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


Egremont Junior Band - Egremont Town Band and Workington Town Band

Friday 27 April • Workington CA14 3AW


Wotton and District Silver Band - Tom Hutchinson

Saturday 28 April • St Mary's Church, Wotton Under Edge, Gloucestershire GL12 7LS


Black Dyke Band - Lincoln Cathedral

Saturday 28 April • Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PX


Silver Spectrum Wind Band

April 24 • Brass Players wanted for established Sheffield based wind band. MD George Morton.. Rehearsals Mondays 7:30 to 9:30 pm. We enter the NCBF festival where we have gained many gold awards and on one occasion a platinum.. Wind players also welcome to apply.


The Corsham Band

April 24 • With a solid result in our first year in the Second Section at the Regional Contest, the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.


Hathern Band

April 23 • Hathern Band are looking for a PRINCIPAL EUPHONIUM to join their Championship Section Band. This position has become vacant because the present player wishes to retire. We are looking for a committed player to fill this key seat. www.hathernband.co.uk.


Brett Baker

BSc (Hons), ARCM, PG Dip
Rath clinician, conductor, teacher, adjudicator, editor