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Regional Championships: North West

Section 2 Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2017 Flixton Ian Brownbill Rhapsody in Brass, Sir Dean Goffin
2016 Haydock Mark Quinn The Mermaid of Zennor, Philip Harper
2015 Tyldesley Robert Taylor Variations on Maccabeus, Kevin Norbury
2014 Mossley Duncan Byers Chaucer's Tunes, Dr Michael Ball
2013 Whitworth Vale & Healey John Binns The Plantaganets, Eric Gregson
2012 Mossley Duncan Byers Cross Patonce, Goff Richards
2011 Morecambe Andrew Warriner Resurgam - Eric Ball
2010 Diggle James Shepherd The Kingdom of Dragons, Philip Harper
2009 Oldham (Lees) John Collins New World Sketches, Dan Price
2008 Wardle and District Anderson Brass S. Conway Three Part Invention, Kenneth Downie
2007 Wardle & District Anderson Brass S. Conway Carnival, Helen Perkin
2006 Blackpool Brass Andrew Warriner Images of the Millennium, Howard Snell
2005 Wire Brass P. Andrews Variations For Brass Band, R. Vaughan Williams
2004 Old Hall Brass N. Parkinson Kaleidoscope, Philip Sparke
2003 Bollington P. Christian Celestial Prospect, W. Heaton
2002 Moston & Beswick R. Taylor Symphony for Brass, V. Ewald
2001 Dobcross Youth T. Griffiths The Moor of Venice, W. Alwyn
2000 Oldham Brass '97 A. White Sword, Jewel and Mirror, P. Harper
1999 United Norwest Co-op Milnrow I. Brownbill Symphonic Suite for Brass, L. Locas
1998 Ashton-under-Lyne M. Evans Culloden Moor, G. Wood
1997 Haydock Ogden Travel J. Maines A New Buckenham Suite, A. Jackman
1996 Berisfords Cardway Plc H. Megarell Hollywood, G. Richards
1995 United Co-op Crewe R. Sparkes Rococo Variations, Allan Street
1995 United Co-op Crewe R. Sparkes Rococo Variations, A. Street
1994 Gorton Silver D. Evans A Salford Sinfonietta, Darrol Barry
1993 Boarshurt D. Morris Oceans, Goff Richards
1992 Longridge G. Clough Dimensions, Peter Graham
1991 Bedford Leigh B. Taylor Masque, Frederic Devreese
1990 The Trafford Band J. Norris Forth Suite, Bruce Fraser
1989 Lancashire Constabulary S. Blair Orian, Granville Bantock
1988 Norwest Co-op Wardle A. Briggs Folk Song Heritage, M. Kenyon
1988 Marple Band G. E. Cutt Royal Parks, Lloyd
1983 Darwen G. Clough Caprice Brass Fair, Geoffrey Winter
1983 Fodens O.T.S. H. Snell Images, John McCabe
1982 Warburton's Bakery J. Durrant Henry V, Vaughan Williams
1981 Stalbridge (Tetley-Walker) E. Woodhouse Concertino, Philip Lane
1980 Roberts Bakery C. Cranson Concert Overture For Brass Bands, Vilem Tausky
1979 Leyland Vehicles R. Evans Introduction, Elegy & Caprice, Morley Calvert
1978 Lancashire Constabulary H. Bentham The Three Musketeers, George Hespe
1977 Lancashire Constabulary W. Hill Morning Rhapsody, Eric Ball
1976 East Lancs. Paper Group M. Brownbill Tournament For Brass, Eric Ball
1975 Poynton A. Lawton Rhapsody in Brass, Dean Goffin
1972 Skelmersdale W. Lyon Sinfonietta For Brass Band, Joseph Horovitz
1971 Skelmersdale W. Lyon Suite Gothique, L. Boellman, Eric Ball
1970 Hoggarth's J. A. Hughes First Suite In Eb (Revised Edition), Gustav Holst
1965 Mirrlees Works W. Ashcroft Old English SUite, Three Castles, W. Rimmer
1964 Poynton Brass C. Holt Suite, The Great City, Dr. William Lovelock
1962 Carlisle St. Stephens C. Lowes Peter Schmoll,Weber, Drake Rimmer


Gloucestershire Brass Band Association - Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

Sunday 19 November • All Saints’ Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH


Rotherham Schools' Youth Brass Band - Fountain City Brass Band

Monday 20 November • Rotherham Minster - Rotherham s60 1pd


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


Chinnor Silver

November 20 • Despite winning the 2nd section at the GBBA contest we still need a Bb BASS to complete our line up. Good but realistic book of concerts and concerts planned.. We have well attended rehearsals on a Wednesday in our own bandroom.


Hucknall & Linby Brass

November 20 • Hucknall and Linby Band - 2nd section- Require a front row cornet player. We rehearse Thursdays 7.30 -9.30 in Hucknall, Nottingham. With great transport links to the city centre and the universities.


Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.


Steve Pritchard-Jones

FTCL LTCL LDBBA DipMusEd GMus QTS NPQH
Conductor, Adjudicator, Teacher