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National Championships of Great Britain

Section 3 Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2017 BD1 Brass Lee Skipsey Hinemoa, Gareth Wood
2016 Crofton Silver Dean Jones Lake of the Moon, Kevin Houben
2015 Houghton Brass Tom Gibson The Graces of Love, Oliver Waespi
2014 Ebbw Valley Gareth Ritter Symphony for Brass, Victor Vladmirovitch Ewald arr Michael E Hopkinson
2013 LGB Brass Ian Stewart Penlee, Simon Dobson
2012 Hitchin Craig Patterson 'Three Ancient Customs' - Richard Huw Cole
2011 City of Bradford Lee Skipsey 'Darkness Visible' - Richard Grantham
2010 Delph Philip Goodwin 'Willow Pattern' - Philip Harper
2009 Brunel Brass John Winterflood Oceans, Goff Richards
2008 Wellington (Telford) Stephen Curtis Suite for Brass - John Rutter, arranged Sandy Smith
2007 Middleton Band Matthew Stringer Imperium, Bruce Fraser
2006 Long Eaton Silver Sharon Stansfield Sinfonietta for Brass Band, Gordon Langford
2005 Jersey Premier Brass Tim Pritchard A Gallimaufry Suite, Philip Harper
2004 Hoover (Bolton) C. Wormwald John Maines & Derek Broadbent
2003 Diggle A. Lawton Four Preludes, Eric Ball
2002 Silk Brass AstraZeneca K. Mackintosh Cherchebi, Goff Richards
2001 Lancashire Life Morecambe A. Warriner An English Suite for Brass Band, Michael Ball
2000 Kirkintillock Kelvin Brass R. Tennant Excelsior, Howard Snell
1999 Test Valley Brass S. Large The Three Musketeers, George Hespe
1998 Oldham Brass '97 A. White Three Minatures, Philip Sparke
1997 Ashton-under-Lyne M. Evans Dancing In The Park, P. Graham
1996 Yeovil Town S. Sykes Sinfonietta for Brass Band, Gordon Langford
1995 Fairlop Brass K. Jordan Suite Gothique, Leon Boellmann arr. Eric Ball
1994 Glossop Old J. Cant Partita for Band, Philip Wilby
1993 Skelmanthorpe S. Fawcett A Celtic Suite, Philip Sparke
1992 Beaumaris & District Silver G. Evans Amaranth , Ray Steadman-Allen
1991 British Steel (Port Talbot) E. Clark Variations , John W. Phillips


Contest: North West Regional Championships

Sunday 25 February • Winter Gardens Complex, Church Street, Blackpool. FY1 1HU


Friary Guildford Brass Band - the best of Guildford's musical talent

Sunday 25 February • Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX


Northop Silver Band - Northop Brass

Thursday 1 March • Northop Band Room CH7 6BQ


Regent Hall Concerts - Guildhall Brass Band

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


Contest: Yorkshire Regional Championships

Saturday 3 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA


Enderby Band

February 24 • Enderby Band are looking for a SOLO TROMBONE to join us after the Area Contest. We are a hard-working and sociable band and are looking for a committed player to fill a key seat. We have a sensible mix of concert and contests throughout the year.


West Somerset Brass Band

February 23 • West Somerset Brass is looking to strengthen its cornet and baritone section. We are a community band playing all over Somerset and hope to undertake a tour to France later in the year. If you can play whatever standard please make contact


The Corsham Band

February 22 • Having now been promoted to the 2nd Section for the forthcoming Contest season, the band are now looking for a back row cornet player, 2nd or 3rd, to join our team


Sandy Smith


Conductor, teacher, adjudicator and arranger