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National Championships of Great Britain

Section 2 Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2017 Boarshurst Silver James Garlick Music For a Legacy, Steven Ponsford
2016 Stannington Derek Renshaw Images for Brass, Stephen Bulla
2015 Ebbw Valley Gareth Ritter The Snaring of the Sun, Stephen Roberts
2014 Marple Sarah Groake-Booth Traversada, Oliver Waespi
2013 Goodwick Brass Matthew Jenkins Purcell Variations, Kenneth Downie
2012 South Milford Brass Martin Hall 'Academic Festival Overture' - Brahms arr. Dr Denis Wright
2011 Brunel Brass John Winterflood 'Portrait of a City' - Philip Sparke
2010 Tylorstown Gary Davies 'Psalms and Alleluias' - Philip Wilby
2009 City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Gareth Ritter Scot's Miscellany, Alan Fernie
2008 Point of Ayr Michael Fowles Rhapsodic Variations - My Strength, My Tower - Dean Goffin
2007 Newbridge (Celynen) Paul Holland Toccata, Elegy and Scherzo, Darrol Barry
2006 St. Dennis Brian Minear Gothic Dances, Alan Fernie
2005 St Keverne Derek Greenwood Belmont Variations, Bliss arr Frank Wright
2004 Hathern D. Newman Chaucer's Tunes, Michael Ball
2003 Hatfield CoalPower G. O’Connor Sunset Rhapsody, Eric Ball
2002 Hade Edge S. Wood Danceries, Kenneth Kesketh
2001 Ammanford Town J. Davies Variations on a Swiss Folk Song, Philip Sparke
2000 Oldham Brass '97 A. White Abstractions, Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen
1999 Holme Silver D. Beckley Three Figures, Herbert Howells
1998 Ashton-under-Lyne M. Evans Caprccio, Kenneth Downie
1997 Bathgate H McKenzie Symphony for Brass 'Apocalypse', W. Gordon
1996 Berisfords Cardway H. Megarrell The Aeronauts, Goff Richards
1995 Glossop Old J. Cant The Plantagenets, Edward gregson
1994 Chapeltown Silver D. Beckley Cross Patonce, Goff Richards
1993 Torbay Brass B. Buckley Firestorm, Stephen Bulla
1992 City of Hull R. Childs Holiday Overture for Brass, Eric Ball
1991 Soveriegn Brass H. McNeil Chorale, Ray Steadman-Allen


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


The Corsham Band

November 23 • With promotion to the 2nd Section from January 2018 the band are now looking to fill a couple of vacancies. One back row cornet (2nd or 3rd) plus an EEb Bass.


Thoresby Colliery Band

November 22 • Sadly due to work commitments we are looking for an experienced Percussionist to join our friendly and progressive Band. The Band has experienced a recent run of good form and is currently enjoying a sensible mix of contests, concerts and recordings.


Thoresby Colliery Band

November 22 • Sadly due to work commitments we are looking for an experienced BBb Bass player to join our friendly and progressive Band. The Band has experienced a recent run of good form and is currently enjoying a sensible mix of contests, concerts and recordings.


Julian Bright


Conductor, Compere/MC, Cornet Soloist