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National Championships of Great Britain

Section 4 Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2017 Newmains & District Michael Marzella 6 - Petit Suite de Ballet, Eric Ball
2016 Phoenix (Goodwick) Luke Jenkins Music from Kantara, Kenneth Downie
2015 Usk Jeff Jones Visions, Daniel Price
2014 Northop Brass David Davies Narnia Suite, Geoffrey Burgon
2013 Ebbw Valley Brass Gareth Ritter A Malvern Suite, Philip Sparke
2012 Norfolk Wherry Brass Andy Craze 'A British Isles Suite' - Jonathan Bates
2011 Melingriffith 2 Dewi Griffiths 'Henry the Fifth' - Ralph Vaughan Williams edited by Roy Douglas
2010 Hazel Grove Nigel Beasley 'Royal Mile Suite' - Alan Fernie
2009 St. Breward Silver Kevin MacKenzie Alta Vista, Bruce Fraser
2008 Lostock Hall Memorial John Wood The Shipbuilders, Peter Yorke
2007 Formby Louise Hough Roman Tryptch, Leigh Baker
2006 Dodworth Colliery M.W. Eliot Darwin Valerius Variations, Philip Sparke
2005 Valley Brass (Haydock) David Chadwick A Mendip Celebration, Darrol Barry
2004 Potters Bar S. Groarke Four Noble Truths, Philip Sparke
2003 Wardle & District Anderson Brass P. Shaw Call of the Sea, Eric Ball
2002 St. Dennis B. Minear A Cambrian Suite, Michael Ball
2001 Shirland Welfare Training M. Smith Attleborough Suite, Malcolm Arnold
2000 Beaumaris 'B' W. Evans The Seasons, Philip Wilby
1999 Lympstone Telecoms C. Fleming Salzburg Suite, Dr Denis Wright
1998 Test Valley Brass S. Large A Caledonian Journey, John Fernie
1997 Brent Brass P. Littlemore The Fall of the Year, B. Wiggins
1996 Manx Concert I. Clague A Malvern Suite, Philip Sparke
1995 Todmorden Old D. Hadfield Vizcaya, Gilbert Vinter
1994 Frickley/South Elmsall Coll B. Till St. Michael's Mount, Eric Ball
1993 Hollingworth Brass J. Cant Little Suite for Brass Band, Kenneth Platts
1992 Eaton's Farnworth S. Booth Prelude, Song and Dance, John Golland
1991 Beaumaris & District G. Evans Landscapes, Stuart Johnson


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


Olney Brass

November 23 • 2nd Trombones, look no further. We are looking for a 2nd trombone to join our band. We are an ambitious 3rd section band with a new MD, winning the ODBBA winter contest 2017. Any other instruments, we would be interested to talk, please get in touch.


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.


Julian Bright


Conductor, Compere/MC, Cornet Soloist