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Regional Championships: Wales

Championship Section Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2017 Cory Philip Harper Pageantry, Herbert Howells
2016 Tredegar Ian Porthouse Cambridge Variations, Philip Sparke
2015 Cory Philip Harper The Torchbearer, Peter Graham
2014 Cory Philip Harper St Magnus, Kenneth Downie
2013 Tongwynlais Temperance Steve Sykes Harmony Music, Philip Sparke
2012 Cory Dr Robert Childs The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea, Derek Bourgeois
2011 Cory Dr Robert Childs Paganini Variations, Philip Wilby
2010 Tredegar I. Porthouse English Heritage, George Lloyd
2009 Cory Dr. R. Childs Salute to Youth, Gilbert Vinter
2008 Tredegar I. Porthouse Festival Music, Eric Ball
2007 Buy As You View Dr. R. Childs Isaiah 40, Robert Redhead
2006 Buy As You View Dr. Robert Childs Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Peter Graham
2005 Buy As You View Dr R. Childs Rienzi, Richard Wagner arr. Howard Lorriman
2004 Buy As You View Cory Dr. Robert Childs Tristan Encounters, Martin Ellerby
2003 Buy as you View Cory R. Childs Prague, Judith Bingham
2002 Buy As You View Cory R Childs Whitsun Wakes, Michael Ball
2001 Tredegar S. Bastable Jazz, Philip Wilby
2000 BAYV Cory J. Wise Variations on an Enigma, Philip Sparke
1999 Point of Ayr M. Fowles Blitz, Derek Bourgeois
1998 Cory J. Wise Montage, Peter Graham
1997 Point of Ayr M. Fowles A Lowry Sketchbook, Philip Wilby
1996 Tredegar N. Childs Sounds, John Golland
1995 Tredegar N. Childs Un Vie de Matelot, Robert Farnon
1994 Cory M. Antrobus Partita, Philip Sparke
1993 B.T.M. M. White Of Men and Mountains, Edward Gregson
1992 Tredegar N. Weeks Frontier, Michael Ball
1991 B.T.M. M. White Journey Into Freedom, Eric Ball
1990 Tredegar N. E. Weeks The Beacons, Ray Stadman-Allen
1989 Parc and Dare P. Cosh Prisms, Peter Graham
1987 Parc & Dare J. Watson 'Diversions on a Brass Theme' George Lloyd
1986 Penclawdd Brass D. A. Small Variations on a Theme, Haydn Brahms arr. Harold Nash
1985 Parc & Dare H. A. Kenney Contest Music, Wilfred Heaton
1984 Lewis Merthyr (Cardiff Lift Co.) D. S. Stephens Waverley, Hector Berlioz, arr. H. Snell
1983 Tredegar S. Walkley Images, John McCabe
1982 The Cory Band D. Stephens Essay, E. Gregson
1981 The Cory D. Stephens Variations on the Shining River, Rubbra arr. Frank Wright
1980 Cory D. Stephens Beatrice & Benedict - Berliox
1979 Cory D. Stephens Variations for Brass Band, Vaughan Williams
1978 Tredegar Town D. Thomas The Belmont Variations, Sir Arthur Bliss
1977 Tredegar Town R. Childs Pageantry, Herbert Howells
1976 Parc & Dare I. Morgan Spectrum, Gilbert Vinter
1975 Parc & Dare I. Morgan Journey Into Freedom, Eric Ball
1974 Cory Band H. Kenney Variations on a Ninth, Gilbert Vinter
1973 Rogerstone C. B. Buckley The Plantagenets, Edward Gregson
1972 The Cory Band H. A. Kenney Concert Overture For Brass Band, Vilem Tausky
1971 Excelsior Ropes Works H. White A Joyful Noise, Gordon Jacob
1969 Lewis Merthyr (Porth) Workmen's S. Williams Diadem of Gold, G. Bailey, F. Wright
1968 Excelsior Ropes Works D. Thomas Themes from Beethoven's 8th Symphony, arr. Denis Wright
1967 Cory Workmen's H. Nuttall Festival Overture
1966 Cory Workmen's S. Williams
1965 Cory Workmen's J. Harrison Themes From The First Symphony, Beethoven, Eric Ball
1964 The Cory J. Harrison Symphony Of Marches, Gilbert Vinter
1963 Lewis Merthyr Workmen's Institute O. D. Jones Rienzi, Wagner, Haydn Johns
1962 Cory Workmen's W. B. Hargreaves Salute to Youth, Gilbert Vinter
1961 Cory Workmen's T. J. Powell Symphonic Poem, Les Preludes, Liszt
1960 Cory Workmen's Silver T. J. Powell Themes From Symphony No. 5, Tschaikowsky, arr. Eric Ball
1959 Melingriffith T. J. Powell Wuthering Heights, Austin Rayner
1958 Parc & Dare Workmen's H. Nuttall The Moor of Venice, William Alwyn, arr. Frank Wright
1957 Parc & Dare Workmen's H. Nuttall Themes From The Ninth Symphony, Beethoven
1952 Cory Workman's W. B. Hargreaves Resurgam, Eric Ball


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


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.


Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.


Craig Roberts

BA (Hons), MA
Conductor / Adjudicator