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Regional Championships: North West

Section 1 Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2017 Pemberton Old Wigan DW Ben Dixon The Land of the Long White Cloud, Philip Sparke
2016 VBS Poynton Neil Samuel Essay, Professor Edward Gregson
2015 Roberts Bakery Simon Stonehouse A London Overture, Philip Sparke
2014 Ashton-under-Lyne Philip Chalk Cry of the Mountain, Howard Lorriman
2013 Freckleton Paul Dalton Brass Triumphant, Gareth Wood
2012 Rainford Neil Samuel Mountain Views, Bertrand Moren
2011 Roberts Bakery Colin Cranson Le Carnival Romain, Hector Belioz arr Frank Wright
2010 Freckleton Paul Dalton A Moorside Suite, Gustav Holst
2009 Wardle Anderson Brass Sean Conway Pentacle, Graham Cole
2008 Roberts Bakery C. Cranson James Cook-Circumnavigator, Gilbert Vinter
2007 Timperley D. Evans Sinfonietta – The Wayfarer, Eric Ball
2006 Wire Brass Paul Andrews Voyage of Discovery, Goff Richards
2005 Freckleton P. Dalton Comedy Overture, John Ireland
2004 Pemberton Old Wigan M. Peacock Coventry Variations, Bramwell Tovey
2003 Umited Co-op J. Sparkes Passacaglia on a Theme of Brahms, A. Butterworth
2002 Pemberton Old A. Lawton Royal Parks, G. Lloyd
2001 Mossley S. Stonehouse The Undaunted, E. Ball
2000 Longridge M. Cotter Music For The Common Man, K. Downie
1999 Ashton-under-Lyne M. Evans Kenilworth, A. Bliss
1998 Congleton Silver D. Evans Purcell Variations, K. Downie
1997 Freckleton P. Dalton Ballet for Band, J. Horovitz
1996 British Aerospace S. Wood Spectrum, G. Vinter
1995 United Norwest Co-operatives R. Curran Land of The Long White Cloud, P. Sparkes
1994 Blackburn & Darwen P. Dalton Maoriana, Arthur Butterworth
1993 Berisfords R. Hall The Forest of Dean, Derek Broadbent
1992 British Telecom J. Maines Celebration, Eric Ball


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


Strata Brass

February 17 • Require FRONT ROW CORNET (flexibility in the section) after Yorkshire Area (1st Section) in March.. Rehearsals SUN/WED.. MD Jonathan Bates (Solo Horn - Fodens Band). Sensible concert/contest schedule.


Shipston Town band

February 15 • We currently need a Kit percussionist, 2nd horn and Bb Bass as we prepare for the forthcoming Midlands Area at Bedworth in March. We are graded Section 4


The Corsham Band

February 15 • 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


Craig Roberts

BA (Hons), MA
Conductor / Adjudicator