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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


Gloucestershire Brass Band Association - Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

Sunday 19 November • All Saints’ Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH


Rotherham Schools' Youth Brass Band - Fountain City Brass Band

Monday 20 November • Rotherham Minster - Rotherham s60 1pd


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


Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.


Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.


Glossop Old Band

November 17 • SOLO TROMBONE. The Glossop Old Band Welcomes applications for the Solo Trombone Chair. The Band will be competing in the First Section as of 2018 and are looking to continue its progression back to the top levels of performance


David W. Ashworth

RSCM, ABBA Exec Member, NABBC PRO.
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator