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Regional Championships: North West

Championship Section Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2017 Foden's Prof Nicholas Childs Pageantry, Herbet Howells
2016 Fodens Professor Nicholas Childs Cambridge Variations, Philip Sparke
2015 Fairey Garry Cutt The Torchbearer, Peter Graham
2014 Fairey Garry Cutt St Magnus, Kenneth Downie
2013 Leyland Michael Bach Harmony Music, Philip Sparke
2012 Leyland Michael Bach The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea, Derek Bourgeois
2011 Foden’s Allan Withington Paganini Variations, Philip Wilby
2010 Foden's Garry Cutt English Heritage, George Lloyd
2009 Fodens Garry Cutt Salute to Youth, Gilbert Vinter
2008 Fodens Richardson G. Cutt Festival Music, Eric Ball
2007 Foden’s Richardson G. Cutt Isaiah 40, Robert Redhead
2006 Fodens Richardson Garry Cutt Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Peter Graham
2005 Leyland R. Gray Rienzi, Richard Wagner arr. Howard Lorriman
2004 Leyland Garry Cutt Tristan Encounters, Martin Ellerby
2003 Fodens Richardson Russell Gray Prague, Judith Bingham
2002 Fodens R. Gray Whitsun Wakes, Michael Ball
2001 Williams Fairey H. Snell Jazz, Philip Wilby
2000 Fodens Courtois N. Childs Variations on an Enigma, Philip Sparke
1999 Fodens Courtois N. Childs Blitz, Derek Bourgeois
1998 Fodens Courtois N. Childs Montage, Peter Graham
1997 Williams Fairey J. Gourlay A Lowry Sketchbook, Philip Wilby
1996 Williams Fairey J. Gourlay Sounds, John Golland
1995 Wingates J. Hudson Un Vie De Matelot By Robert Farnon
1994 BNFL Leyland R. Evans Partita, Philip Sparke
1993 BNFL Leyland R. Evans Of Men & Mountains, Edward Gregson
1992 Williams Fairey Eng. P. Parkes Frontier, Michael Ball
1991 Leyland Daf R. Evans Journey Into Freedom, Eric Ball
1990 Leyland Daf R. Evans The Beacons, Ray Steadman-Allen
1989 Britannia B/S H. Snell Prisms, Peter Graham
1988 Britannia Building Society Foden H. Snell Ballet For Band, Horovitz
1987 Kennedy's Swinton Concert Brass D. King Diversions on a Bass Theme, George Lloyd
1982 Leyland Vehicles R. Evans Essay For Brass Band, Edward Gregson
1981 Besses o' th' Barn R. Newsom Variations on The Shining River, Rubbra Arr. Frank Wright
1980 Fairey Engineering Works W. B. Hargreaves Overture Beatrice & Benedict, Berlioz arr. Keith Wilkinson
1979 Besses o' th' Barn R. Newsome Variations For Brass Band, Vaughan Williams
1978 Fairey Engineering Works W. B. Hargreaves The Belmont Variations, Sir Arthur Bliss
1977 Wingates Temperance M. Brownbill Pageantry, Herbert Howells
1976 C.W.S. (Manchester) D. Garside Spectrum, Gilbert Vinter
1975 C.W.S. (Manchester) D. Garside Journey Into Freedom, Eric Ball
1972 Besses o' th' Barn F. Bryce Concert Overture For Brass Band, Vilem Tausky
1971 Wingates Temperance D. Smith A Joyful Noise, Gordon Jacob
1970 Cammell Laird J. Scott Overture, The Corsair, Berlioz, Geoffrey Brand
1965 Cammel Laird Works J. Scott Thems From The First Symphony, Beethoven, Eric Ball
1964 Cammell Laird Works R. Mortimer Symphony of Marches, Gilbert Vinter
1962 Fairey Band L. Lamb Salute To Youth, Gilbert Vinter
1961 C.W.S. (Manchester) A. Mortimer Le Preludes, Liszt, W. Rimmer
1960 C.W.S. (Manchester) A. Mortimer THemes From Symphony No 5., Tachaikowsky, Eric Ball
1957 C.W.S. (Manchester) A. Mortimer Themes From The Ninth Symphony, Beethoven


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


Harrogate Band

November 24 • Join our team - Harrogate band! We are looking for committed front and back row cornet players who are looking for a new challenge to join our thriving, dynamic, fun and exciting 1st Section band. Our cornet section are a friendly bunch!


Strata Brass

November 24 • Bb BASS. The band are currently preparing for Butlins/Area Contests (1st Section). MD Jonathan Bates (Solo Horn - Fodens Band). Rehearsals SUN/WED,bandroom 5 mins from J35/36 M1 (Hoyland)


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.


Christopher Houlding

MMus, GGSM, LRAM
Conductor, Performer, Educator