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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


The Hepworth Band - Soprano Sarah Ogden

Sunday 21 January • Christ Church, Sude Hill, New Mill, Holmfirth HD9 7BL


The Fairey Band -

Sunday 21 January • The Hawth Theatre. Hawth Avenue. Crawley. RH10 6YZ RH106YZ


Black Dyke Band - Symphony Hall

Sunday 21 January • Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA


Foden's Band - RNCM Brass Band Festival

Friday 26 January • RNCM. 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9RD M13 9RD


Regent Hall Concerts - The Countess Of Wessex's String Orchestra

Friday 26 January • Charlton House. Charlton Road. London. SE7 8RE SE7 8RE


Strata Brass

January 20 • Bb/Eb BASS.Rehearsals SUN/WED,bandroom 5 mins from J35/36 M1 (Hoyland).. Yorkshire 1st Section under dynamic MD Jonathan Bates (Solo Horn - Fodens Band).. Sensible concert/contest schedule.


Sandhurst Community Brass

January 20 • We would be delighted to hear from any tenor horn players who are looking to join an enthusiastic, very friendly band. Any other players can apply, we can find a space for you


Ilkeston Brass

January 20 • We are looking for a Tenor and Bass Trombone plus 1st Baritone. All other positions are always welcome.. Under MD Geoff Hawley we have a sensible mix of concerts and a few contests per year. . Rehearsals Thursday and Sunday evenings just off M1 J25/26.


Nicholas B. Hudson

FTCL LGSMD (Hons)
Musician | Trombonist | Educator