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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 - Patrons Concert

Tuesday 20 February • Sandbach School. Crewe Rd, Sandbach CW11 3NS CW11 3NS


Regent Hall Concerts - RAF Chamber Ensemble

Friday 23 February • Regent Hall. (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C 2DJ (opposite RESERVED) W1C 2DJ


Milton Keynes Brass - "Blow away those Winter Blues"

Saturday 24 February • The United Reformed Church. High Street. Newport Pagnell MK16 0FH


Elland Silver Band -

Saturday 24 February • All Saints Church Savile Road Elland HX5 0NH


Marshfield Band - Marshfield Male Voice Choir

Saturday 24 February • Marshfield Community Centre. Hayfield. Marshfield SN14 8PG


The Corsham Band

February 20 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for an experienced Front Row Cornet Player to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.


Waitakere Auckland Brass Band

February 20 • Ever fancied moving to New Zealand? Waitakere Auckland Brass is looking for players to join their ranks. Our friendly band meets twice a week at our Auckland band room. We have an exciting year ahead so get in touch and find out more.


Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band

February 19 • A friendly non-contesting community band within easy reach of Maidenhead, Bracknell and Reading, we look forward to an exciting year under our new MD, Steve Block, and urgently need cornet players, front and back row, as well as baritone and BBb bass.


Simon Gresswell


Conductor, adjudicator, tutor, tuba specialist